An Art Lover’s Guide to Deal
For many artists, Deal is where they live and work. Many have left behind the crowded scene in London for the village like community in Deal. As a consequence, there’s a wealth of artwork on display in the town. Galleries, boutique stores and studios in the town are spilling over with creative talent. We take a look at some of the best art spots to visit while you’re in the area.
Linden Hall Studio
St George’s Rd, Deal
Monthly exhibitions at Linden Hall draw in the best from the London and local art scene. Recent shows have seen works from Royal Academists, The London Group and photographer Harold Chapman. The gallery is a bright and airy space. Upstairs, the window floods the room with light, providing the perfect setting to enjoy the artwork that passes through the doors.
Don’t Walk Walk Gallery
Victoria Rd, Deal
A small gallery at the bottom of Deal’s high street, its crammed full of works by local and international artists. The gallery takes its name from the new york crossing light in the window.
The works are often humorous, bold, and full of pop culture references. It’s proudly the antithesis of a seaside gallery, as there’s no seagulls beach huts or boats in sight. It could easily fall off your radar if you don’t make a point to go and visit. Make sure to pay a visit if you’re a fan of the alternative or left of field.
Part of the Tate network of galleries across the country, The Turner is a cultural landmark in this part of the country. With past exhibitions from Grayson Perry and local hero Tracey Emin, there’s always something of note on the programme. There’s works in the permanent collection by the eponymous JMW Turner, and an Antony Gormley sculpture outside on the beach. Enough of a draw for any art lover to make the short trip from Deal to Margate.
Taylor Jones and Son
High St, Deal
A family run independent shop on Deal’s High Street. This is a great place to see artworks by local people. Owner of Don’t Walk Walk Gallery, Ned Kelly’s work can often be seen here. Along with Richard Friend’s colourful patterned local scenes. There’s usually a great selection on display in the window, with more to admire inside.
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