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 5th May to Sunday 3rd June > “Drawn By Stitch” > by Claire Mather

Claire Louise Mather: Capturing the beauty of the world around us. “Drawn By Stitch” by Claire Mather  in the community gallery, admission free.

The work of Claire Louise Mather is an exploration of drawing with stitch and mixed media. She has a highly individual approach to textile art, applying traditional techniques with a modern twist.

A contemporary textile artist with a background in fashion and a passion for photography, my art merges illustration and collage as I draw with stitch. The needle is my pen and the thread is my line. My work is created in response to landscapes, nature and fashion. I notice linepatterncolour and texture. I use discarded publications and reinvigorate them to give them a new lease of life, re-purposing something unwanted into a thing of beauty. I have a Ba (Hons) in Fashion and a PGCE in Secondary Education.

The aesthetic of Claire’s work is deeply influenced by walks around the countryside, using her camera to record the shape, tones and form of a continually changing landscape.

The “tools” of her trade and Claire at work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TextileArtist.org is a place for textile artists and art enthusiasts to be inspired, learn from the best, promote their work and communicate with like-minded creatives. This is one of their features regarding Claire’s work.

 

 

 

 

A selection of images of Claire’s work.

 

WORK OF THE WEEK

Each Monday, whilst her exhibition is in progress, Claire will reveal a new featured piece of work, specifically created that week with an explanation of her thinking behind it.

This will be added to, and refresh, the exhibition portfolio on display so even if you have been to to see Claire’s work in the gallery before a re-visit would be a good idea!

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Claire holds regular workshops in her space in Delph. There will be information leaflets about these in the museum gallery.

Website/Facebook

https://www.clairelouisemather.com/

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

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

Awaiting preview details but this is most likely to be from 1 pm on Saturday 8th June.

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

www.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”. Paintings by Sheila Dewsbury & Photographs by Michael Fox in the community gallery, admission free.

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

Awaiting images

Website/Facebook

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

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From Saturday 18th August to Sunday 16th September > “Comrades in Art” > by Kevin Haynes 

“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 > “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

 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)