‘Not Only The Beat Hotel’ – BBC News

Harold Chapman at 90 - Not Only The Beat Hotel The latest exhibition at Linden Hall Studio was featured on BBC South East Today. Reporter Robin Gibson came to the gallery to discuss the ideas of the exhibition with the man behind the camera ; Harold Chapman.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLmbeOda1nM … [Read more...]

Private View of PIER

Mali Morris

On Saturday May 6th Linden Hall Studio launched its May exhibition; with the private view of PIER, an exhibition of ; - Sculpture by Stephen Lewis Paintings by Mali Morris RA. We would like to thank all those who attended the exhibition launch, many of whom travelled a great distance to get the first look at this wonderful exhibition. As a gallery we are delighted to be showing the work of Mali and Steve and very much hope as many of you as possible get the chance to view this … [Read more...]

Introduction to PIER exhibition by the artists

Stephen Lewis

PIER Mali Morris RA and Stephen Lewis will be talking about their works at their joint exhibition at Linden Hall Studio on: Saturday 20 May 6pm Arrival | 6.30pm Talk | 7pm Q&A Contact us to order your tickets or pop into the gallery. Supporting the work of Linden Hall Studio … [Read more...]

Deal Festival Events at Linden Hall Studio

Deal Festival of Music and the Arts presents an evening with the Festival’s President Alison Balsom, to celebrate their 35th Anniversary Appeal. Ms Balsom performed extracts from her forthcoming concert at the Albert Hall, London. The programme features the magnificent organ of St. Clements Church, Sandwich, played by Nicholas O’Neill, and the premier of Gabriel Prokofiev’s Broken Screens, accompanied by the composer. Backdrop paintings by local painter Joseph Sevier. © Tony Nandi 2017

  We are thrilled to once again be supporting Deal Festival: bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to Deal to enjoy concerts and other events from world-class artists.     30 June 6.30pm: Pre Concert Talk Linden Hall Studio are hosting a free 30 minute talk, by Frances Fyfield and Paul Edlin on Haydn's concerto and the history of the trumpet. Admission is free but only to ticket holders for the Alison Balsom Concert at St George's Church which opens Deal … [Read more...]

BBC Radio Kent speaks to Linden Hall Studio

BBC Radio Kent Interview

Gallery Director Myles Corley spoke to BBC Radio Kent. They discussed the upcoming programme at Linden Hall Studio, the role of the artist, the importance of the arts in today's society and of course paintings of dogs playing poker, which we tried to recreate. If you missed it, please find the interview below! The current exhibition Myles was discussing runs at the gallery until April 30th and features 22 members of The New English Art … [Read more...]

Selected Artists from the New English Art Club – Private View and Exhibition


On Saturday April 1st, Linden Hall Studio launched its current exhibition 'Selected Artists from the New English Art Club' - An energetic show of artists who have come under the vibrant spell of Impressionism and Post Impressionism.  Today, the New English is a thriving group and this exhibition offers a taste of the current generation of NEAC artists.  The exhibition runs at the gallery until Sunday April 30th. Thank you to all who came to the private view. … [Read more...]

Finalist – Kent Creative Awards!

Kent Creative Awards - Finalist!

Linden Hall Studio is delighted to have been selected as a finalist within the Kent Creative Awards. The Gallery is up against two other establishments for the 'Cultural Venue of The Year', with the results being announced on Friday May 19.   The awards are to celebrate organisations and individuals who have made a worthwhile contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Kent during the year of 2016. We, as a gallery are honoured to have been acknowledged and recognised … [Read more...]

Private view of ‘Phantastical Dreams’

Private View, Phantastical Dreams

On Saturday March 4th, Linden Hall Studio launched its current exhibition 'Phantastical Dreams' - a vibrant and varied collection of work, which runs at the gallery until Sunday March 26th. Thank you to all who came to the private view yesterday. For those of you who couldn't make it, we would love to see you at some point during the exhibition!   … [Read more...]

BBC News feature on ‘Inter/face’

Steven Boulding Interview

On Wednesday February 15, BBC - South East Today came to Linden Hall Studio. Robin Gibson presented the broadcast and interviewed the artists behind our current exhibition 'Inter/face' ; this film segment was then featured on that evenings news programme. The artists featured were Steven Boulding, Stephen McCarthy, Linda Taylor and Sarah Weston. If you missed it, please do find the link to it here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08dwnnx This exhibition, which features the work of ARRCC … [Read more...]

Picture at an Exhibition by Tony Nandi

Pic 1 Final Image

The opening of the Linden Hall Gallery’s Winter Show was on December 4th 2016, and as I was exhibiting I was also taking a few pics. A few of these I turned into a panorama (Pic 1), which the gallery used as a Christmas card which has attracted a fair bit of curiosity as to the techniques used, so the easiest way to answer questions is for me to blog. The process involves pre-visualisation and the use of Photoshop ‘auto’ techniques, so is not complicated, if you have the software, but does … [Read more...]

‘Bah Humbug’


On Saturday December 17th, actors Simon Gregory, Dave Norman, Lynn Archer, pianist Neil Wright, as well as gallery manager Myles Corley performed a selection of readings, short scenes and poems from a variety of festive tales and stories. This wonderful collection of photographs, taken by Tony Nandi really capture the mood of a great evening, enjoyed by all!   … [Read more...]

How can we improve people’s perceptions of Art History as an academic discipline?


The Courtauldian, Issue 14, December 2016 People perceive art history to be simply the study of fine art, rather than a broader survey of cultural development through imagery; Art History students should not have to justify the academic status of their subject. The solution to improving peoples’ perceptions lies in the ned to more widely educate people on the complexities of the subject. No matter which piece of art or architecture you see, there were personal, political, sociological … [Read more...]

Winter Group Show


In his film '50% Image 50% Sound' Myles Corley - Curator of the Winter Group Show - explains how the eclectic collection of art in the Winter Group Show can offer a much-needed break from the unrelenting world. … [Read more...]

Launch of our Winter Group Show

Private View © Tony Nandi

On Sunday December 6th, Linden Hall Studio launched its Winter Group Show! The exhibition, which is an eclectic mix of the visual arts features work from over 50 artists across a varied medium of painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, film and ceramics runs until January 29th. This group show is also a celebration of the gallery’s two year anniversary, with a huge number of artists and guests attending the launch of this exhibition, it being wonderful to have so many friends and … [Read more...]

Pictures at an Exhibition: Linden Hall Winter Show 2016 by Tony Nandi

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 09/06/2014. London, UK. Dancers perform Akram Khan's Company's latest ensemble production iTMOi (in the mind of Igor) at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.  Photo credit : Tony Nandi/LNP

Three very different pictures feature in the Winter Group Show at Linden Hall Studio in Deal. Choosing pictures to submit was a difficult one, from an archive of thousands. The criteria was that the images had to be accessible to an audience many of whom may have little experience of dance. So after much deliberation I came down to these, each of which I believe work for different reasons. So I thought it might be useful, if only for me, to explain why these were chosen. ‘iTMOi’ Akram Khan … [Read more...]

Winter Group Show


  'The Winter Group Show at Linden Hall Studio marks our second anniversary as a contemporary gallery for the visual arts, and consequently is a fitting moment to pause and reflect. When 32, St George's Road first opened in November 2014 the future was far from certain, none of us were sure what was in store for this small, independent gallery on the east Kent coast. Since that time the gallery has gone from strength to strength, with a multitude of artists, artworks, styles and media … [Read more...]

Phoebe Brown: Seeing, Thinking, Feeling: on Artistic Beauty


EXTRACT FROM: 'Seeing, Thinking, Feeling: A discussion about the morality and use of artistic beauty within curatorial practice' by Phoebe Brown The relevance of beauty within specific curatorial practice is most clearly established when Arthur Danto wrote in After the End of Art (1997), that Contemporary art is too pluralistic in intention and realization to allow itself to be captured along a single dimension, and indeed an argument can be made that enough of it is incompatible with the … [Read more...]

Successful Opening of our Latest Exhibition on Saturday 5th November


Saturday 5th November saw the opening of our latest exhibition: Working in the Abstract with several pieces sold on the first day. If you missed meeting John Horne and Carol Goodchild on the opening weekend, then you can meet the artists over the next three weekends: You can come and meet them between 11am and midday on: Saturday 12th November Saturday 19th November Sunday 27th November … [Read more...]

Meet Carol Goodchild and John Horne at the Gallery


Carol Goodchild and John Horne: the artists from our November exhibition will be in Linden Hall Studio over the next few weekends to discuss their paintings, inspiration and methods. You can come and meet them between 11am and midday on: Saturday 12th November Saturday 19th November Sunday 27th November … [Read more...]

Bookings being taken for your Christmas Reception at Linden Hall Studio


Linden Hall Studio is the perfect space for your business, staff or private evening reception. Relax with a glass of wine, canapés and piano accompaniment with your guests in our modern gallery space surrounded by fabulous artwork. For further information please contact Myles Corley on 01304 360411, contact us or visit the gallery. … [Read more...]

October Newsletter


Our October newsletter came out last week. In it you will find details of our current and next exhibitions; hiring our gallery over the Christmas period; our new ‘arts blog’ and how to buy tickets for our Christmas event: 'Bah Humbug'. Click here to read it in full and sign up for future editions to make sure you keep up to date with Linden Hall Studio news. If you already subscribe you should have received your issue last week in your inbox. If not, please check your junk, spam or … [Read more...]

‘Bah, Humbug!’ A festive evening at Linden Hall Studio on Saturday 17th December


  Join us for 'Bah, Humbug!' on Saturday December 17th for an evening of drinks, festive canapés and favourite Christmas readings, poems, songs and sketches on the theme of a traditional Christmas. Texts by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, John Betjeman and others will be performed by Simon Gregory, Lynn Archer, Myles Corley, Dave Noman with piano accompaniment by Neil Wright. Tickets are on sale from the gallery from the 5th November. … [Read more...]

‘Looking at the Familiar’ by Catherine Field


Often it is in the very obvious that we can find inspiration. I travel to London a lot. I live in Woking, so it's an easy journey. I alight the train (oh yes, I love that word. I imagine gracefully floating from the train to the platform, carefully minding the gap), and disappear into the crowds. There are always crowds at Waterloo Station. Last week the sun light was flooding the space creating mosaics and kaleidoscopes of patterns throughout, and no one noticed. Well no one except me and a … [Read more...]

September newsletter


Our September newsletter is now out! In it you will find details of our current and next exhibition; hiring our gallery and the launch of our new 'arts blog'. Click here to read it in full and sign up for future editions to make sure you keep up to date with Linden Hall Studio news. If you already subscribe you should have received your issue in your inbox already. If not, check your junk, spam or promotions folders and add us to your address list. … [Read more...]

‘Paints, Pots and Pen to Page’ by Myles Corley


Since Linden Hall Studio opened in November 2014 – there have been a multitude of artists exhibiting across a variety of media. Each one of these collections bringing in a new crowd, new audiences – creating new reactions and responses from a whole range of work and styles. That’s a major factor in what makes this line of work so interesting – watching people as they interpret a new work, maybe it sparks a memory, takes them back to a different time, or maybe nothing so deep. Just a smile, or a … [Read more...]

“Two Painters and a Potter” – Private View

On Saturday, September 3rd - Linden Hall Studio launched its latest exhibition: 'Two Painters and A Potter' - a collection of paintings and ceramics by Arthur Neal, Charles Williams and William Plumptre. They, along with the gallery would like to thank everyone for coming to the Private View and supporting the launch of our September show. The exhibition itself runs until Sunday October 2nd - so please do come and view this wonderful collection.   … [Read more...]

“The Prefab Kid”; evening event at Linden Hall Studio

The Prefab Kid_ Gregory Holyoake_Linden Hall_2016

On Saturday night, author and actor Gregory Holyoake took an audience through a journey of nostalgia and history with his one man show "The Prefab Kid". The sold out event at Linden Hall Studio was very much enjoyed by all, and we are looking forward to the next one! The album of wonderful photographs capturing the event were taken by Tony Nandi. … [Read more...]

“In conversation with Linden Hall Studio”


Our latest short film, accompanying the current exhibition at Linden Hall Studio "Landscapes and Dreams" has been released on our social media/website outlets. Please follow the link and view Javier Molina as he discusses his process, inspirations and what it is that he strives for through his art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBDJVBTIsrU   … [Read more...]

“Landscapes and Dreams” – Private View


Javier Molina's collection of photographs in his latest exhibition - "Landscapes and Dreams" opened to the public last night at Linden Hall Studio. The show itself runs for the rest of the month until August 28th, so please pop in to the gallery for a view of this wonderful show   … [Read more...]

Free performance by Bartosz Glowacki
  14th July

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  On Thursday 14th July at 11am, classical accordionist Bartosz Glowacki played for us in Linden Hall Studio as part of Deal Festival. This free pop-up performance was enjoyed by about 25 visitors - thank you to everyone who came along to listen. And a special thank you to Bartosz and Deal Festival for arranging such a wonderful morning and Tony Nandi for the amazing images! All images copyright of Tony Nandi Photography   … [Read more...]

Private View of ‘Diverse Stories': Pamela Lloyd-Jones exhibition


The weather may have been mixed but the reception was definitely sunny for our latest private view on Saturday 2nd July: 'Diverse Stories' - a collection of paintings, ceramics and drawings by Pamela Lloyd Jones. “Remarkably, a solo exhibition by Pamela Lloyd-Jones can look like a group show. The subject matter and styles are so diverse, one dictating the other.” Make sure you catch this wonderful exhibition before it closes on the 31st July. … [Read more...]

Getaway guide for Londoners praises gallery


Boutique publishers London Belongs to Me recently credited Linden Hall Studio's flagship creative space for revitalising Deal’s art scene in a 2016 guide to Deal that's been shared more than 2,000 times on social media via their website 'Weekendr': the revolving schedule of contemporary artists is as compelling as the historic 18th century interior itself, with its mezzanine gallery and views over the leafy churchyard.” … [Read more...]

Linden Hall Studio in the news

Kent Life

  Thank you to Kent Life Magazine and journalist Lise Humphreys for a great article on Linden Hall Studio and the development of the arts along the south east coastline. July's edition of Kent Life magazine is available now. … [Read more...]

Photographs from our ‘Fashion of the 60s’ evening!


On May 28th, Linden Hall Studio hosted Linda Warren, and her presentation on the Fashion of the 1960s. It was a fantastic evening, and thank you very much to everyone who came and supported another brilliant event here at the gallery. A special mention to Adam Oliver for his wonderful photographs. … [Read more...]

The Private View of ‘Passage’ Saturday 7th May


Thank you to all of you who came along to support the opening of our latest exhibition 'Passage' by Helen Brooker, Jeanette Cook, Maggie Kelham and Catherine Robinson.  It was a successful afternoon and we look forward to welcoming more guests this month to view this exciting exhibition. … [Read more...]

Shakespeare Success!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for "Cakes and Ale", our first evening performance at Linden Hall Studio. The performers - Lynn Archer, Dave Norman, Simon Gregory as well as pianist Neil Wright - truly made this a very special event. (Photography by Tony Nandi) Tickets for our next event - 'Fashion of the Sixties", a talk by illustrator and fashion designer Linda Warren go on sale now! This will be held on Saturday May 28th, 7 for 7:30 start - we very much hope to see you there!   … [Read more...]

‘And See Whole’ – Private View Saturday 9th April


We had an excellent turn-out for the private view of 'And See Whole', thank you to all of you that came along and made it such a special event for Germaine. The show itself is now running until May 1st, so please make sure you come down and view this exciting exhibition of abstract painting.   … [Read more...]

Celebration of a Year


Fantastic celebration of Linden Hall Studio's one year anniversary on Sunday 13th December! Thank-you to all who attended and for the continued and growing support that the Gallery has received! Looking forward to a full programme of exhibitions next year, hope to see you all there! … [Read more...]

Keep up to date with our Social Media


Over recent months we have made huge strides in developing our social media campaign, to maximise our reach in order to keep everyone up to date with our movements and to keep you all informed as to what is happening in our gallery. With each individual platform supplying a unique insight into Linden Hall Studio, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube will keep you informed of ongoing events in the gallery. Click on any of the images to check out the social media platform in … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Night

Linden Hall Studio Opening Night

We had an amazing turn-out for our Grand Opening night to view John Corley's new exhibition, 'Glass, Paintings and Drawings'. Thanks to all who came and for your positive feedback on the new gallery space!   … [Read more...]

Conversations with Harold Chapman By Zinovy Zinik


  Zinovy Zinik A biographical note: Moscow-born British author Zinovy Zinik lost his Soviet citizenship in 1975 and arrived in London via Jerusalem in 1976. Zinik’s fourteen books of fiction and documentary prose, translated into a number of European languages, dwell on the dual existence of bilingual immigrants, religious converts and political outcasts. His novel Russian Service as well as many of his short stories have been adapted for radio and his novel The Mushroom Picker was … [Read more...]



On Saturday 3rd June Linden Hall Studio launched its current exhibition - HAROLD CHAPMAN AT 90 - NOT ONLY THE BEAT HOTEL. The gallery team would like to thank all of those who travelled from across the UK and Europe to get the first look around this wonderful collection of photographs by Harold Chapman. The exhibition runs until July 2nd, we hope to see many more of you during the month.   … [Read more...]

Louise Balaam

Louise Balaam is a member of the New English Art Club. She captures the emotional impact of landscape in her paintings, particularly the quality of light, using intuitive, gestural brushstrokes. She aims for energy and expressiveness, using the paint to evoke sensations. Louise then works in the studio but not directly from the drawings, preferring to work intuitively and allow space for imagination and memory as the painting develops and takes on its own life. Her work is in the English … [Read more...]

Michael Blake

Michael Blake is a painter who exhibited with Geoffrey Rigden and Robert Welch in 'Long Friendships' at Linden Hall Studio in June 2016. I clearly understand that the artist in our society cannot expect to make a living from their painting; cannot communicate through their painting with more than a few people; and is unlikely to achieve recognition beyond these few people, no matter how significant their work is. For the large mass of people there are other things that appeal. The … [Read more...]

James Bland

James Bland is a figurative artist and member of the New English Art Club. He enjoys the surprises and the surrender of control that oil painting uniquely offers. Memory, folklore and dreams are the main subjects of his work and his paintings offer tantalising glimpses of narratives alongside the rigorously-observed depictions of light and form. James was in April 2017’s exhibition: Selected Artists from the New English Art Club.   … [Read more...]

Francis Bowyer

Francis Bowyer is a member of the New English Art Club. Colour and light have always been at the heart of the subjects that Francis is drawn to: understanding and a familiarity that comes with a subject whether it is landscape, interiors or still life. The more a location is understood through drawing and painting, the more possibilities make themselves available to explore visually. He has painted Walberswick, Suffolk and interiors of Parisian restaurants, and more recently atmospheric studies … [Read more...]

Harold Chapman

Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927.  As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography.  Harold was self-taught.  He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho.  Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life.  He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times.  In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in … [Read more...]

Peter Clossick

Peter Clossick is a member of the New English Art Club and featured in April 2017’s exhibition: Selected Artists from the New English Art Club. Peter Clossick focuses on faces, the single figure, men and women, the nature of physical sensuousness itself. The models are still, seated or lying; their eyes cast down or even blanked out, while the composition is enlivened by the physical act of perception. His is the moving and heuristic gaze, the act of discovering of the world through … [Read more...]

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is a member of the New English Art Club and featured in April 2017’s exhibition: Selected Artists from the New English Art Club. Michael's Artist Statement: The Pathetic Fallacy. We create myths and metaphors to live by. In painting and the arts generally, one of them is landscape, the natural landscape; a recent phenomenon that reflects the inner self. Oil on stretched canvas, or prepared panels with chalk based gesso. Attention given to surface texture. Tools, … [Read more...]

John Corley

John Corley is a visual artist in both paint and glass and owner of John Corley Stained Glass Studio. With wife Heather and son Myles he opened Linden Hall Studio in November 2014 which has already established itself as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Kent. Following graduation in Fine Art, John joined Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Studio where he studied glass painting, the art of the unique visual medium of stained and painted glass and the conservation of glass from … [Read more...]

Patrick Crouch

Patrick Crouch is a sculptor who uses traditional materials and traditional tools, sculpting in wood and stone. Many of his sculptures are inspired by the human form. Their size varies from sculptures you can hold in the palm of your hand to mammoth creations carved out of tonnes of solid Portland stone. He has a particular affinity with wood, liking the way that he can see it growing in the Kentish landscape and the way that its strengths and weaknesses are apparent. Patrick teaches at the … [Read more...]

John Dobbs

When John Dobbs goes out to paint, he is looking at the interactions of colour and shape and through the accumulation of paint, the drawing finds itself. He works until his energy runs out. John works from life either outside, or in the studio. With his dog Dixie as his companion, he will take his easel out into the landscape where he will try to complete the painting in that session, aiming to find an emotional response to what he sees and feels before him. When he works in the studio, … [Read more...]

Germaine Dolan

Germain Dolan is a contemporary painter whose work has been described as '...a near primitive series of vibrant shapes that have, nonetheless, a secret and personal presence' (Linda Talbot, Ham & High) and 'perfectly convincing, heartwarming images of great originality, both unexpected and intimate, without recourse to any particular Western set of conventions' (Cullin Bantock, 2016). Germaine had a solo exhibition at Linden Hall Studio in May 2016: And See Whole. She spoke to Myles … [Read more...]