Exhibitions in the Museum Community Gallery

The Community Gallery is open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm

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13th May to 11th June 2017 Chris Cyprus > “A Coloured North”

A decade after he last exhibited here, Chris returns with his one-man exhibition which showcases his last two years’ work. The exhibition includes paintings on several themes, including new pieces from his Brass Band series and additions to Northern Lights, a sequence of twilight tableaus spanning the past 12 years.

Of the 30 images that have been selected, over half have never been on public display. Many depict familiar scenes of Saddleworth life, whilst others graciously observe the peculiarities of other northern towns and villages, including Burnley, Linthwaite, Beverley, Stockport and Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast.

The exhibition embodies the artist’s sense of optimism and warmth. Chris says: – “My painting has never been inspired by travel to famous beauty spots, because I seek to capture the beauty of everyday life, the bus stop, the allotment, the street light, the market or even the back of the pub.”

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17th June to 16th July 2017 Saddleworth Group of Artists ‘Summer Selection’

The annual summer exhibition by Saddleworth Group of Artists showcases paintings and drawings by over fifty elected members. There will be a wide range of media and subject matter in this popular and varied event ranging from landscape, seascape and the figure to still life.

Exhibitions by the group have been held at Saddleworth Museum Art Gallery since the late 1970s when artists were invited by Roger Tanner to stage shows here after their original base in an attic in Spring Street, where L.S. Lowry was a regular visitor, was no longer available.

In addition to the annual summer and Christmas shows the group hosts an event known as the Journees de Peinture when artists from Europe and America come to paint Saddleworth. The next visit is scheduled for 2019.

For more information about individual members and their work visit the group’s website: saddleworthartists.co.uk

More pictures are on the way!

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22nd July to 3rd September 2017 > “John McCombs > “A Celebration”

This exhibition celebrates 50 years of the artist’s painting and teaching in Saddleworth featuring many local landscapes. More details to follow.

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9th September to 1st October 2017 > “Judith Alsop Miles > “Local Landscapes”

This exhibition features Saddleworth landscapes and other familiar scenes. More details to follow.

(Earlier in 2017 the gallery hosted this artist’s exhibition entitled “Up and Down This Old Moor Parish: Sketches of Ammon Wrigley’s Saddleworth”.)

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7th October to 5th November 2017 > Victoria Ashworth > “Canals and Architecture”

This emerging artist, based in Woodend Mill Mossley, presents a solo exhibition of her work illustrating canals and architecture from around the world. More details to follow.

SOME OF THE OTHER EXHIBITIONS WE HAVE HELD IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

8th April to 7th May 2017 RUSSEL HOWARTH- ‘SADDLEWORTH IN A LIFETIME’ 

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED

4th March to 2nd April 2017 DIANA TERRY- ‘SADDLEWORTH EDGES’ 

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED

 th 21st January to 26th February 2017 THE CANALSIDE QUILTERS –  10th ANNIVERSARYquilters

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED

 

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10th December 2016 until 15th January 2017 HELEN SLATER – WATER, EARTH AND AIR: CAPTURING THE ELEMENTS 

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED

 

 

 

 

7th November until 3rd December 2016 4MOST DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP – ‘AS IT WAS’

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED