Whilst the Museum is open every afternoon between 1 and 4 pm, (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day), our community gallery is sometimes booked for private events during the day. It is advisable to check in advance before your visit to a specific exhibition. Check the “Events” page on this website or ring the museum reception (01457 874093) or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

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From Saturday 1st June to Saturday 29th June > “Summer Exhibition” > by the Saddleworth Group of Artists

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

The Saddleworth Group of Artists is a dynamic organisation of over fifty elected artists, both professional and amateur, who work in a variety of media and subject matter.
The group have a special connection with Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery that goes back a long way. Much of the group’s memorabilia is stored in the museum archive as well some of the members’ paintings, being held in their permanent collection.

The special preview day on the 1st June (from 1 to 4 pm) in the museum’s community gallery is an opportunity to meet some of the artists. These are a few examples of their work on display and may still be available for purchase.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website/Facebook Link > SDAG

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From Saturday 6th July to Sunday 4th August > “REFLECTIONS” – Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Sheila Meeks

The preview day, Saturday 6th July from 1 to 4 pm, will be an opportunity to also meet the artist.

“REFLECTIONS” by Sheila Meeks in the community gallery, admission free.

Born in Stalybridge, Sheila Meeks graduated with a B.A Hon’s Degree from Kingston University, Surrey and won a prestigious Picker Travel Scholarship to visit New York. After undertaking Post Graduate studies at Cyprus College of Art and achieving a P.G.C.E. in Art Education at Manchester Metropolitan University she worked as a professional artist and tutor for many years, based in studios in Manchester, Salford and for two years at Woodend Mill Studios in Mossley near her home.

Sheila’s work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show, the Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London and many galleries through the North West.

Paintings have been purchased by the Rutherston Collection, Readers Digest Corporate New York, U.K. Fast Manchester and by many private collectors.

“The paintings in this exhibition are chosen to reflect the things I see and feel inspired by in everyday life, and also the variety of work I have made as an artist. Influenced by the Pennine landscape, being by the sea, flowers, fruit, jugs, people walking their dogs etc. I aim to capture colour, atmosphere and a sense of calm in each painting or drawing, and to make work in a personal and imaginative way which I hope the viewer can relate to and enjoy.”

Website/Facebook Link > Sheila Meeks

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From Saturday 10th August to Sunday 1st September > “Painting from Observation” > by Alan James Thompson

Painting from Observation” by Alan James Thompson in the community gallery, admission free.

I was born in Hyde in 1940, attended The Regional College of Art, Manchester. 1957-1961 where I studied painting. Since leaving college I taught part-time in various colleges and adult education centres while continuing to paint. I have exhibited regularly mainly in the North West.I  have been a member of the Manchester Academy and have shown work in the Royal Academy summer exhibition and at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1989 I gave up teaching in order to paint full time. I draw and paint exclusively from observation mostly landscape, urban and rural. These are a few examples of my work”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website/Facebook Link > Alan James Thompson

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From Saturday 14th September to Sunday 13th October > “Exhibition” > by Springhead Art Group

“Exhibition” by Springhead Art Group in the community gallery, admission free. Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > Springhead Art Group

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From Saturday 19th October to Sunday 17th November > “Exhibition” > by Marilyn McNiell

“Exhibition” by Marilyn McNiell in the community gallery, admission free. Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > Marilyn McNiell

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From Saturday 23rd November to Saturday early January 2020 > “Winter Exhibition” > by the Saddleworth Group of Artists

“Winter Exhibition” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists in the community gallery, admission free. Awaiting images. Website/Facebook Link > SDAG

SOME OF THE EXHIBITIONS WE HAVE HELD IN THE PAST 36 MONTHS
27th April to 26th May > March to 21st April > “A Moment in Time” > by Joyce Vick
23rd March to 21st April > “Joint Exhibition” > by the “Group of Fourteen”. 14 local artists.
16th February to 17th March > “A Colourful Dance with Nature” > by Susan Aggarwal and Richard Clare.
12th January to 10th February > “LIGHTROOM DARKROOM” > by Jude Gidney and Jeni Harney
1st December 2018 to 5th January 2019 > “Winter Exhibition” > by Saddleworth Group of Artists (now closed)
27th October to 25th November > “East, West and a bit of the Rest” > by Textile Art Group (now closed)
22nd September to 21st October > a joint exhibition > by Steve Capper & Peter Stanaway (now closed)
July 18th August to 16th September > “Comrades in Art” > Kevin Haynes, Robert Lees & Cliff Murphy (now closed)
14th July to 12th August > “A Landscape Shaped by Water” > artist Sheila Dewsbury & photographer Michael Fox (now closed)
9th June to Saturday 7th July > “Summer Selection” > Saddleworth Group of Artists (now closed) 
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)