2021 “free to view” Art Exhibitions in our gallery. 

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EXIBITION TITLE : “People and Places”

BY: Philip Westcott

PREVIEW: Meet the artist Saturday 11th September 

DATE FROM: Saturday 11th September

DATE TO: Sunday 10th October

TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm

VENUE : Our community art gallery


WEBSITE LINK
http://www.philipwestcott.co.uk/
FACEBOOK LINK
https://www.facebook.com/philip.westcott.31

From Saturday 11th September to Sunday 10th October > “People and Places” > by Philip Westcott

Philip Westcott Art 2021Introduction to the artist

I was born in Salford, studied in Leeds and now live in Eccles. I have had over 20 exhibitions in city galleries across the Northwest and my work has featured in major exhibitions in the UK and USA. My paintings are in many private collections in Germany, Canada, Australia, Spain, Hong Kong, UK and USA and covers a wide spectrum of styles and themes.

Introduction to the exhibition

One of my interests is the Northwest Landscape. Here my paintings focus on the hidden view rather than large panoramas. These are painted initially in watercolour and then translated in larger oil paintings. Freedom and spontaneity are important to me and the use of a palette knife in these works allows me to capture both.

My other theme is Cityscapes and the everyday people who inhabit them. These initially were paintings before I moved on to digital drawings created on a tablet and printed on aluminium. Recently, I have been working with acrylics and have completed a series of paintings showing the effects of the pandemic on local people.

A few of the selected works featured in this exhibition.

EXIBITION TITLE : “My View”

BY: Steve Bentley

PREVIEW: Meet the artist Saturday 16th October

DATE FROM: Saturday 16th October

DATE TO: Sunday 14th November

TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm

VENUE : Our community art gallery


WEBSITE LINK
https://www.stevebentleyart.uk/
FACEBOOK LINK
https://www.facebook.com/SaddleworthMuseumAndArtGallery/

From Saturday 16th October to Sunday 14th November  > “My View” > by Steve Bentley

Steve Bentley 2021Introduction to the exhibition

This collection of paintings is mostly recent one’s which I have framed myself. Though I don’t limit my work to landscape, they represent inspiration from my local surroundings. In that sense I hope the results speak for themselves.
Painting for me is an ongoing practice as I attempt to develop the way I work. Competing with my own limitations, I find enjoyment in the challenge.

Introduction to the artist

I was born in Oldham Lancashire and attended Derker Secondary Modern School which was quite close to where I lived.
Looking back, it was a rough time and didn’t really inspire me with an interest in learning or any future that was on offer there. Fortunately, I was able to leave at the age of 13yrs after qualifying for Oldham Art School where I studied for five years. The emphasis there was on Graphic Art or ‘Advertisement Design’ as it was called then.
I then worked for a Litho Printers in Oldham for a while before attending Ashton Polytechnic doing Pre-Diploma studies in Art after which I moved to Sunderland to do Diploma studies at the Art College there.
After qualifying; (Diploma in Art & Design, as it was then), I did screen printing for a few years before moving to Mossley, a region close to my original roots in Oldham. I then became self-employed as an artist mainly painting water colours.
Now I work in oils painting landscapes, abstracts and people.

(S.Bentley 30th August 2021)

A few of the selected works featured in this exhibition.

EXIBITION TITLE : “Winter Exhibition”

BY: The Saddleworth Group of Artists

PREVIEW:TBA 

DATE FROM: Saturday 20th November

DATE TO: Sunday 16th January 2022

TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm

VENUE : Our community art gallery


WEBSITE LINK
https://saddleworthartists.co.uk/
FACEBOOK LINK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/192951971536577/

From Saturday 20th November to Sunday 16th January 2022  > “Winter Exhibition” > by the Saddleworth Group of Artists

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A few of the selected works featured in this exhibition.

EXIBITION TITLE : TBA

BY: TBA

PREVIEW:TBA 

DATE FROM: Saturday TBA

DATE TO: Sunday TBA

TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm

VENUE : Our community art gallery


WEBSITE LINK
https://www.saddleworthmuseum.co.uk/
FACEBOOK LINK
https://www.facebook.com/SaddleworthMuseumAndArtGallery/

From Saturday TBA to Sunday TBA  > “TBA” > TBA

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Introduction 1

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Introduction 2

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A few of the selected works featured in this exhibition.