‘Old Frames and Fairy Lights’

January 14, 2011

KM Kentish Express Folkestone Thurs Jan 13th

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Debbie Crofts with her winning tree

(Please note that in this article Debbie has been miss quoted.  She does not paint as a hobby but is a professional artist.)



‘Winner’ Recycled Tree Competition

January 7, 2011

Debbie Crofts – Tree made from recycled frames was the clear winner of the competition inviting artists to produce a tree for Christmas made out of recycled materials.

Many thanks to all the Artists  for their Fantastic Entries in the Competition this year. (more photos soon)


Andrea Bennett –   Tree made from empty boxes


Chris Melville Brown – Tree made from beer cans


Anne Wimsett – Fairy Tree made from recycled textiles


Sioux Peto – Bottle Tree made from recycled plastic bottles


Anne Wimsett – Snowman Tree


ARRCC – This is totally recycled, originally last years branchless tree, we bandaged old bamboo sticks from the garden onto it using wet scraps of cotton.  Our clients helped pour a strange mixture over the structure.  This we found in tins designated for the skip plus some plaster left over by the builders.  Odd lengths of string were attached and a silver aerosol that spat out its last splashes before it was put back in the skip.


Faversham Umbrella – Tree  made by the members of Faversham Umbrella, inspired by the bottle tops which they collect for a charity to help make wheelchairs.


Cheryl Papasian – ‘World Aids Day’ tree. It is made out the The Independent newspaper that was guest edited by Elton John on World Aids Day. It is decorated with red recycled World Aids Day ribbons.


Tanya Jones – Tree made from recycled perspex cut into triangles with a star also made from perspex on the top.


Christmas in the Creative Quarter

December 17, 2010

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Rercycled Trees

December 10, 2010

If it is finished you can deliver your ‘Recycled’ Tree to 3-7 Tontine Street Folkestone any time while Santa is in the Grotto this weekend Saturday or Sunday  10am – 4pm.

Deadline is 18th December between 12 noon – 1pm

Calling All Artists

December 10, 2010

Recycled Tree Competition   £100 prize

Calling All Artists 2010

Artist Information

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Quirky Quackers (14th July – 18th July)

July 14, 2010

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Quirky Quackers – Designer Ducks
AT THE RENDEZVOUS RUMPUS fun day in Rendezvous Street
Saturday 10th July 2010
A day of family fun, entertainment and market stalls. Events included a
fashion show, live music and an art auction. Other activities included a
bouncy castle, an alternative duck pond, food stalls, mime artists, plants and flowers on sale, art mart stalls, face painting, t-shirt printing with digital photos created by children and lots more.
The entire event was in aid of raising money for St Peter’s and St
Eanswythe’s Schools.

Quirky Quackers, devised by Deborah Crofts, attracted children of all ages.  The idea was to catch a duck, design a duck and then decorate a duck.  Plastic numbered ducks were floated in a paddling pool (an alternative duck pond) waiting to be caught and decorated.  Ducks were then entered into a competition where the one judged to be the best won a gingerbread house.
A fun day for all involved and £32 raised!

Artists with their Recycled Trees

January 16, 2010

Group Photo taken at the Presentation of the Prizes (KM Extra)

KM Kentish Express Jan 7th 2010

January 10, 2010

Winner Maiuko from Chimera Gallery

Folkestone Herald Dec 24th 2009

January 10, 2010

Presentation of Prizes and Collection of Recycled Trees

January 1, 2010

We invite all artists that made Recycled Trees to JGs at 3pm on Tuesday 5th Jan.

£100 prize will be presented to the artist who made the tree that was voted the favourite by the public.

Also 2 tickets for a show at the Quarterhouse will be given to the winner of the draw of those who voted.

Hopefully the Press will be there to take some photos.