about

teatime and tide started as a collaboration between artist/photographer Nicholas Godsell and artist/film-maker Al Reffell.

 

In August 2015 teatime and tide took part in a seminal residency at the People United's Hut 136. The resulting short film documenting their experiences and the work they produced has been heralded by their peers as a key work in the collaboration's development.

Both artists have established practices in digital media and visual arts, working independently as practitioners. They both have a keen interest in marrying visual arts and digital media in some way, as these tend to be very separate practices, and to bring their own individual practices together working around a series of themes; a double collaboration both of media and of creativity.

A follow-up residency by teatime and tide occured in November 2015 to further develop these themes and explore additional materials.

In August 2016 Nicholas Godsell took residency once more at Hut 136 under the banner of teatime and tide, but this time as a solo residency.

2018 started with a fourth artist residency at Hut 136, this time as a collaboration with environmental artist Karen Simpson.

commissions, residencies & workshops

Aug 2017 - June 2018 BEACH CREATIVE SHORT PROMOTIONAL FILM COMMISSION 

Film commissioned by the director's of an art community centre for promotional purposes

Jan-Feb 2018 INSIDE THE STILLNESS 

Artist Residency at People United’s Hut 136 with environmental artist Karen Simpson

Nov 2017 - Ongoing HOMESCHOOLERS WORKSHOP 
Managed and lead an animation workshop programme at a local Arts Community Centre for young people currently being home-schooled

August 2017 HERNE BAY JAZZ & SWING FESTIVAL '17 FILM COMMISSION

Film commissioned by established jazz singer Kai Hoffman to promote the festival for future investors

September 2016 BETWEEN 

Film collaboration with film-maker and artist Al Reffell 

August 2016 
SUCH TIDINGS AS THESE 
Artist Residency at People United’s Hut 136 

June 2016 
FLOTSAM 
Film collaboration with local environmental artist Karen Simpson documenting her installation of suspended polluting artifacts retrieved from the beach

August & November 2015 TEATIME & TIDE 
Joint artist residency at People United’s Hut 136 with Al Reffell

Apr 2013 – Ongoing PROJECT: URBAN BEACH 
Working with local environmental artist Karen Simpson to run a series of children’s workshops raising awareness of the local beach environment, developing ideas and furthering the goals of the project

selected exhibitions

Dead Hoarse Festival - 23rd February - 28th February 2018

Pie Factory, Margate 

Teatime Treats - 22nd November - 3rd December 2017 
Bay Art Gallery, Mortimer Street, Herne Bay 


5zero Festival - 27th October-2nd November 2017 
The Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham 


House:Paradox - 10th-29th October 2017 
Duchamp Gallery, Beach House, Herne Bay

One and a Half Degrees - 17th June 2017 
The Alexander Centre, Faversham 


Secret StrangeLove - 9th-24th March 2017 
SPACE Gallery, 7 Old High Street, Folkestone

2016 
Imagined Village - 11th - 30th October 2016 
Beach Creative, Beach Street, Herne Bay