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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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

These are some examples of our work.

David Oag. “Niamh”. Oil. 10.5″ x 7. 34″.

Helen Campbell. “Derek”. Oil. 53.5 cm x 31 cm.

Jane Braithwaite. “Deansgate”. Oil. 120 cm x 90 cm.

Joyce Vick. Lee Cross Cottage”. Pastel and Gouache. 40.5 x 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

….and some more….

Ron Etherington. “Rudbeckia”. 35 cm x 27 cm. Oil on Board

Steve Stringer. “River Tame, Uppermill”. 10″ x 10″, Oil on Board.

Terry Richmond. “Now what”. Carbon pencil drawing. 20 cm x 24.5 cm.

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

Award winning artist John McCombs is nationally recognised for his iconic landscape and figure paintings. He also teaches art to adults, and this exhibition by the twenty-six current class members is a celebration in recognition of fifty years since these master classes first started back in 1967 when John came to Saddleworth after leaving St Martin’s School of Art in London.

Many of the students have become professional artists, and John has mentored young people who have gone on to study at art colleges such as the Slade.

“Figure painting class”

The class meets on Tuesday evenings from September to May at Saddleworth School to paint and draw from the clothed model. Each subject pose for about a five-week period allowing in depth study for the finished work.

“Figure painting class at Saddleworth School”

 

 

 

 

 

From June to late August the class paints outside ‘en plein air’ completing small oil paintings in one evening.

“Outdoor painting on Larkhilll”

“Painting at Heights”

Different venues around Saddleworth such as Heights, Chew Valley, Delph village and Larkhill are chosen each week.

 

This exhibition features work from both the figure and landscape sessions.

 

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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

13th May to 11th June 2017 CHRIS CYPRUS- ‘A COLOURED NORTH’ 

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED

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

 

helen-slater

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