Ian Smith Exhibition

Marquetry artist Ian Smith has a new exhibition coming up: 2nd June–July 31st. Ian’s wonderful, unique work is a must see, wine and nibbles on the official launch – no excuses not to pop in! Ian’s Instagram page: @themarquetryshack


Owen Traynor

We are very proud to have made Owen Traynor an honorary member of the Peoples Gallery. Come along and see Owen’s new work at the gallery, all welcome.

Owen Traynor
Going to West Hill, Watercolour, 260mm x 360mm £180
Mottram Parish Church watercolour, 260mm x 360mm £180

Lucky Dip – Find the Golden Ticket!

We have an exciting opportunity coming soon, with the chance to purchase an original piece of artwork from each of our members for only £1! The soon to be named ‘art-vending machine’ will dispense original art uniquely created by a selection of our members for only £1. One of the artworks will contain a golden ticket –  this will give the lucky winner a chance to choose any framed giclee print by our resident artist Gordon Clegg.

100% of funds from the machine go towards keeping The People’s Gallery open, without these donations, we would not be able to survive. We are also planning to donate funds from the lucky dip machine periodically to popular local charities – we will notify everyone when we are doing this in advance. Everyone’s a winner – Watch this space!

Golden tckt

Ryetop Saddleworth

Hello everyone, we have some beautiful pencil drawings just come in by the well known & collected Saddleworth artist Russell Howarth.

Russell was born in 1927 in Oldham where he still lives. He left school in 1941 and from there he left to work in engineering up until 1981, which he then taught part time until 1992.

Eventhough Russell had no formal art education,  he joined Saddleworth Group of Artists in 1951. Russell mainly paints and draws Saddleworth Landscapes, with many of his paintings in private collections in the UK and abroad.

If anyone is interested in purchasing these wonderful original drawings, please email, call or pop in to the gallery. Pencil, 6 x 5 inches, £120 each.

‘Ryetop Saddleworth’. 6 x 5 inches. £120
‘Ryetop Saddleworth’. 6 x 5 inches. £120