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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Open to the general public from  Sunday 21st January to Sunday 18th February  > “The Ten of Us” > EXPLORAMUS

Exhibition , “The Ten of Us ” > EXPLORAMUS in the community gallery, admission free.

Ten former pupils of Manchester High School of Art (Ted Bates, Reg Calvert, Steve Capper, Neil Cochrane, David Edwards, Phil Hughes, John McCombs, Ron McSweeney, David Ralston and Harry Robertson) left school, but now reunited are set to launch an exhibition of their work at the Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill.

Press Release 29th November 2017

OVER SIXTY YEARS have gone by since ten former pupils of Manchester High School of Art left school, but now reunited are set to launch an exhibition of their work at the Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill.

Ted Bates, Reg Calvert, Steve Capper, Neil Cochrane, David Edwards, Phil Hughes, John McCombs, Ron McSweeney, David Ralston and Harry Robertson are currently putting the finishing touches to what is hoped will be a highly successful show of their work.

Spokesperson and Uppermill resident, Phil Hughes said, “We all met at art school in the mid-1950s. It’s amazing after all this time we still have so much in common both in our memories of the school and our desire and enthusiasm to paint.” He added, “Putting on this exhibition is a way of showing our fondness for the school while acknowledging the role it played in shaping our various careers.”

The Manchester High School of Art, founded in the early 1950s, and later based in Strangeways, Manchester was unique among schools in the secondary education sector. Through its pioneering and charismatic headmaster, Ernest Goodman and dedicated and inspirational teachers, the school provided a progressive academic curriculum with a strong emphasis on the visual and applied arts.

Following changes to education policy and amid much controversy at the time, the school finally closed in 1984 and the buildings demolished. By then, the ten of us had gone onto various UK art colleges and eventually pursued careers in a variety of professions including advertising, publishing and teaching.

Press contact:

Neil Cochrane Telephone 0161 682 0046

Email neilcochrane810@btinternet.com

Click on the link below to see the groups editorial as a pdf version

The Ten of Us Editorial

Some examples of their work:-


 

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From Saturday 24th February to Sunday 25th March > “Exhibition” > by Susan Aggarwal & Richard Clare

“Exhibition” by Susan Aggarwal & Richard Clare  in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

http://www.susanaggarwal-art.com/  and  https://en-gb.facebook.com/richard.clare.923

 

 

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From Saturday 31st March to Sunday 29th April  > “Exhibition” > by Liz Hilton

“Exhibition” by Liz Hilton  in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

https://en-gb.facebook.com/public/Liz-Hilton

 

 

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From Saturday 5th May to Sunday 3rd June > “Exhibition” > by Claire Mather

“Exhibition” by Claire Mather  in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

https://www.clairelouisemather.com/

 

 

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From Monday 4th June to Sunday 8th July > “Exhibition” > by Saddleworth Group of Artists

“Exhibition” by Saddleworth Group of Artists in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/

 

 

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From Saturday 14th July to Sunday 12th August > “Exhibition” > by Sheila Dewsbury & Michael Fox

“Exhibition” by Sheila Dewsbury & Michael Fox  in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

sheiladewsbury.com/ and https://www.michaelfox.photography/

 

 

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From Saturday 18th August to Sunday 16th September > “Exhibition” > by Kevin Haynes 

“Exhibition” by Kevin Haynes in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

www.kevinhaynesart.co.uk

 

 

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From Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 21st October > “Exhibition” > by Steve Capper

“Exhibition” by Steve Capper in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

https://en-gb.facebook.com/Steve-capper-552573071448482/

 

 

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From Saturday 27th October to Sunday 25th November > “Exhibition” > by Textile Art Group

 

“Exhibition” by Textile Art Group in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

http://textileartgroup.artweb.com/

 

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From Saturday 1st December to early January 2019 > “Exhibition” > by Saddleworth Group of Artists

“Exhibition” by Saddleworth Group of Artists in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/

 

 

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

8th Dececember 2017 to 13th January 2018 SADDLEWORTH GROUP OF ARTISTS- ‘WINTER SELECTION’  (now closed))

 

11th November to 4th December October to 5th November 2017 > Andy Marland > “Millscapes” (now closed)

 

 

7th October to 5th November 2017 > Victoria Ashworth > “Canals and Architecture” (now closed)

 

 

 9th September to 1st October 2017 > “Judith Alsop Miles > “From the Pyrenees to the Pennines” (now closed)

 

 

 22nd July to 3rd September 2017 > “John McCombs’ Class > “A Celebration”‘  (now closed)

 

17th June to 16th July 2017 SADDLEWORTH GROUP OF ARTISTS- ‘SUMMER SELECTION’  (now closed)

 

 

13th May to 11th June 2017 CHRIS CYPRUS- ‘A COLOURED NORTH’  (now closed)

 

 

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

 

 

4th March to 2nd April 2017 DIANA TERRY- ‘SADDLEWORTH EDGES’  (now closed)

 

 

 21st January to 26th February 2017 THE CANALSIDE QUILTERS –  10th ANNIVERSARY (now closed)quilters

 

 

helen-slater

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

 

 

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