Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival

This year will be the fourth year I’ve taken part in Medway Open Studios. I really enjoy it – for me it’s mostly about meeting people; having those interesting conversations and interactions. I find it quite inspiring, and always come to the end of the 2 weeks with a lot more ideas buzzing around my head. It’s amazing the difference it makes to get together with a bunch of like-minded creatives.

I really enjoy visiting other artists too, and there are a lot of them in Medway, squirrelled away in spare rooms, loft spaces, sheds and garages. It’s always interesting to see how other people work and what they’ve been up to over the past year.

I’ll have the beginnings of my new work to show this year – my adventure into ceramics – along with lots of other work.

Open Studios starts THIS WEEKEND…Click here for a map of all artists taking part this year.


Rats Bay Artists at Sun Pier House

Come along and catch up with the artists, meet some new faces, see what our artists have been up to over the past year, and enjoy a drink with us!

The first floor rats are: Rosie BannisterRosie Melville, Jocelyn Leigh, Becky Lehmann, Louise Nevett and Antony Martin.

The basement rats are: Marissa Mardon, Tina Finnerty, Joe Wise, Rossi Toltech and Naomi Sayers.

Over the Medway Open Studios Festival our studios will be open:
Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd, and Sunday 24th 11am – 5pm

(We regret there is currently no disabled access to the first floor).


About the Festival…

Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival takes place every July throughout the Medway Towns. Run by volunteers the aim of the festival is to celebrate the wealth of creativity in Medway. The first festival took place in July 2012 with the aim of highlighting the quantity of artistic talent in the area. More and more artists have signed up year on year, benefitting the aims of the festival and promoting a positive opinion of Medway.

Now heading into its fifth year, the Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival has doubled in size since its conception in 2012.

Open studio festivals take place throughout the Country and are enjoyed by art enthusiasts and non-art lovers alike. There’s no pressure to buy or have any previous knowledge of art, you can simply enjoy a day out with a difference. The free art trail is fun for all ages and the range of work on show means there is something for everyone.


Contact MOSAF…


Twitter: @MwayOpenStudios

Facebook: Medway Open Studios


This information is from the Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival website.


Creative Medway

It’s been a busy couple of months in Medway, lots of creative events, and lots of lovely creative people.

At coFWD [a co-working space / community for creatives at 161 Rochester High St]…

Blogging Workshop – with Jaye Nolan. An attempt to increase my knowledge of how to use blogging sites. I’ve now added a tab on my blog to link to my  portfolio page

Rosie Melville portfolio page

Bloggle – a blogging social. A casual meet up of local bloggers at coFWD. A wonderfully eclectic mix of creatives. It was really interesting to hear what everyone writes about; their interests, inspirations, aspirations etc. I met Malekmontag, Jaye and Phil who organise Rochester Literature Festival, amongst many others.

Tuttle 101 – the 1st Monday of each month, held at the Deaf Cat in Rochester. Tuttle 101 is a very casual meeting of like-minded people, getting together to share ideas and to connect – new people always welcome!

LegoFWD – a fun event for so-called adults to play with Lego, no agenda, just fun and imagination!