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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 From Saturday 9th June to Saturday 7th July > “Summer Selection” > by Saddleworth Group of Artists

Summer Selection” by Saddleworth Group of Artists in the community gallery, admission free.

A preview, open to the general public, will be held between 1.30 and 3.30 pm on Saturday 9th June

These are some examples of the work by SGA.

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

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From Saturday 14th July to Sunday 12th August > “Saddleworth: A Landscape Shaped by Water” > by Sheila Dewsbury & Michael Fox

Saddleworth: A Landscape Shaped by Water” by Sheila Dewsbury and Michael Fox in the community gallery, admission free.

A public preview of this exhibition will be held from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday 14th July.

An exhibition featuring mill dams, reservoirs, river and canal, streams and ponds.

This exhibition by artist Sheila Dewsbury and photographer Michael Fox features paintings  and photographs of the area’s unique landscape from the river and canal, to mill dams, reservoirs, streams and even puddles.

Sheila Dewsbury is a council member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Her oil paintings of the northern landscape have been exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in London at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Oil Painters. Nearer to home, Gallery Oldham recently bought a painting for its permanent collection.

Michael Fox’s life-long association with Saddleworth has nurtured his deep interest in its history and landscape. In addition to co-authoring several publications on the history of Saddleworth, he has spent many hundreds of hours walking in and photographing its landscape. Formerly a probation officer and member of the Parole Board, Michael has recently retired.

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From Saturday 18th August to Sunday 16th September > “Comrades in Art” > by Kevin Haynes,Robert Lees and Cliff Murphy

“Comrades in Art ” by Kevin Haynes, Robert Lees and Cliff Murphy in the community gallery, admission free. A special preview on the evening Friday 17th August – awaiting more details. Awaiting more images Website/Facebook www.kevinhaynesart.co.uk, http://robertlees.net/ and    http://cliffmurphy.moonfruit.com

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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 > “East, West and a bit of the Rest” > by Textile Art Group

“East, West and a bit of the Rest” by Textile Art Group in the community gallery, admission free.

East…..showcasing recent work inspired by Japanese Samurai. This was commissioned by and exhibited at the Royal Armouries Leeds.
West…..takes us back to Yorkshire and its landscape and industry.
Rest….. a medley of individual work including the group project featuring ‘Wheels’.

The link for the TAG website is www.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

5th May to 3rd June > “Drawn By Stitch” > by Claire Mather (now closed) 

 31st March to 28th April > “Exhibition” > by Liz Hilton (now closed) 

24th February to 25th March > “Himalayas Revisited” > by Helen R Slater (now closed)

21st January to 18th February 2018 > The Ten of Us (Ted Bates, Reg Calvert, Steve Capper, Neil Cochrane, David Edwards, Phil Hughes, John McCombs, Ron McSweeney, David Ralston and Harry Robertson)  > ‘EXPLORAMUS’  (now closed) 8th December 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

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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)