Saddleworth Group of Artists Festival Exhibition
May 9 to June 18, 2015,
1.00pm to 4.00pm daily, Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, Saddleworth.
This year, The Saddleworth Group of Artists, will hold its annual summer exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, in conjunction with The Saddleworth Festival of Arts.
Always a popular show, the exhibition is on from 9th May to 18th June, with up to fifty works including oil, watercolour, pastel and textiles on display. Styles range from photorealism to expressionistic and well known local artists such as John McCombes, Sheila Dewsbury and Peter Stanaway will be exhibiting. Most work will be for sale.
Now in it’s 65th year, the group is comprised of over fifty enthusiastic members wishing to paint and exhibit their work. Inspiration is not hard to come by in this moorland area to the north of Oldham, with local artists taking full advantage of the rural landscape and cityscapes as well as historical cotton mills and machinery.
Later in June, the group will also be hosting the popular ‘Journées de Peinture’, when artists from Europe and America paint outdoors in Saddleworth. (For examples of their work from previous visits, see the display in the ballroom of the Civic Hall during the festival).
The Saddleworth Group of Artists is a dynamic organisation, full of ideas to encourage interest and bring art to the public view. The group welcomes applications for membership or offers of new exhibition spaces.
For more information about the Group and its individual artists contact the secretary on 01457 875718 or president on 01457 876716.
Saddleworth Museum, High St, Uppermill, OL36HS Tel. 01457874093.
Run as a registered charity the museum is reliant on admission charges as part of it’s income. Open daily 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Adults £2 – Children – £1 – Concessions £1 –Family Ticket – £4 (2 adults and up to 5 children)