About Coastal Creatives
In May 2007 Coastal Creatives Boutique Gallery and Craft Studio opened on Southbourne Grove in Bournemouth. This was a dream come true, a beautiful building with stained glass windows, located five minutes from the beach.
The Coastal Creatives ethos is to support the local economy providing an outlet for artists and small cottage industries, combined with British made eco-friendly lifestyle products. This enables us to choose uniquely designed pieces, reflecting the locality, which are ethically made, not mass produced or imported. Everything in the Coastal Creatives Boutique Gallery has been made with love and care in the UK.
Our collections range from locally sourced, handcrafted driftwood furniture, mirrors and wall art, panoramic seascape canvasses, seaside inspired screen prints and block art, shell and sea glass jewellery from the Jurassic coast, oyster shell candles and rope door stops.
If you are an artist or designer-maker based in the Uk, whose work is inspired by the coast- please get in touch.We reply to all entries but due to the very high number of applications we receive at the gallery, you may only receive a second reply should you be short listed. Short listing takes place once a month, so If you haven't heard back from us within 4-5 weeks of your application, this means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Please note that over the last four years we have built strong working relationships with our artists/makers, most of whom are permanently represented in the gallery. However If you feel your work would compliment the other work on show at Coastal Creatives in terms of coastal style and quality, you may apply to exhibit.
Please include the following information:
· A maximum of six low resolution images in jpg format
· Artist Statement and CV
· If necessary a SAE