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Lilford Gallery and Framers

Lilford Gallery & Framing is a local art gallery and picture framing firm.


The Lilford Gallery and Framers provides a bespoke framing service, which also displays the works of new, up and coming and internationally renowned artists in their gallery space. The gallery is over three floors, with an amazingly electric range of artwork, sculpture and jewellery.


Rewards 2017-18

The Lilford Gallery and Framers will be offering one student the chance to gain gallery experience, focused on curating, events, marketing, sales, research and much more!

Furthermore, there will the be chance for one performance arts student to plan and deliver their own event!

Case Studies

In 2014-15, the Lilford Gallery and Framers provided three work experience placements covering curating, sales and marketing and market research. The students were provided a brief and left to consider how to resolve a potential commercial challenge. As a result of this, the Lilford Gallery and Framers was able to re-evaluate areas of its business strategy.

In addition, one student was given a 2-week work experience placement where they assisted with setting-up a new gallery in Folkestone. For more information, see the case study.

I now know about the business side of art. It increased my sales experience – I can deal with finance now as well. I learnt critical and communicational skills; I had to talk to people and network. It really improved my confidence.

~ Third Year English Student

For 2013-14, three students were given the unique opportunity to frame and display their artwork in the Lilford Gallery and Framers. In collaboration with the EP team, an opening evening was arranged, attended by staff, students and sponsoring companies, providing the winning students the chance to sell their artwork. For more information, see the case study.



The students have provided an immediate lift to the business, leading to so many changes coming into place. Some examples include changing signage to make it more visible, revising the layout of the galleries to create more circulation and a reconsideration to the courtyard with each window now displaying a ‘hot spot’. As a result of the students, we are now starting events on the weekends and Stephanie’s survey has been brilliant. It answers the queries about what we really need to know.

~ Dawn Lilford, Director

Examples of a student's curating work in the Lilford Gallery Folkestone 2014-15




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2015/17: Work experience in the workshop in addition to providing one student the opportunity to plan and implement an event.

2014/15: The Lilford Gallery and Framers provided 4 work expeirence placements, including sales and marketing, art curating, market research and setting-up a new gallery. For more information, see the case study

2013/14: The Lilford Gallery and Framing offered upto 5 students to have their work professionally priced and displayed in the gallery for a week. The prize included an 'opening night' and details can be found via our news story.

2012/13: The gallery allowed a student to display their artwork, which was priced and sold during an opening event. For more information, see our news article.

2011/12: The company offered an work experience placement about the business from the inside, help with events and exhibitions. The company also offered an hour-long CV-check, mock interview, and general advice on careers in fine art

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Last Updated: 05/10/2017