Hello art lovers! We will soon be looking forward to the 20th Anniversary of The People’s Gallery! To celebrate this event, we will be hosting a special afternoon at the gallery on Friday 21st June from 12pm, where Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham will be here to help us celebrate, along with other guests. There will be a special window display from our favorite local artists, (list to follow) and this will also follow on for a month, so no excuses not to come along! Please spread the word –there will be refreshments too – so you can have a cheeky glass of wine whilst viewing some beautiful artworks! More to come…
We have been very busy at the gallery this week, amongst others, this beautiful painting by Roger Needham is now off to a new home. More work by Roger due in this week – as always – please pop in to see the paintings in all their glory.
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!
We are excited to announce that three of our members: ‘Kevin Haynes‘, ‘Cliff Murphy‘ and ‘Robert Lees‘ will be having a joint exhibition throughout August at the Saddleworth Museum and art gallery. The title of the exhibition is ‘Comrades in ART‘.
Each artist specialises in a different field – Kevin is character-based, Cliff is urban, and Rob is the local landscape. We’ll post more information nearer the time, please keep an eye out for dates. We hope you all come along and support the local creative community! 🙂
Great support for local artists this week, as another commission was finished and sold at The People’s Gallery, this time by resident artist Gordon Clegg. Gordon’s bespoke landscape (the painting is looking across the hills from Hobson Moor Road.) will be one of a series commissioned of the local scenery. If you are interested in artwork by Gordon please call the gallery.
In addition, if you would like to commission any of our artists to create a painting for you, please see the links page and inquire by email or pop in for a quote.
We have two new friendly art classes available for all levels, details below:
Oils & Acyrilcs Class
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7.00–9.00pm. All levels welcomed.
Class taken by the very talented Geoff Wright. This is a friendly social class – a cup of tea and the odd biscuit is included. The class is on the second floor.
(Unfortunately we don’t have a lift.) £5.00
THURSDAY MORNINGS 10.00–12.00am. All levels welcomed.
Class taken by the very talented Roger Bamford. This is a friendly social class – a cup of tea and the odd biscuit is included. The class is on the second floor.
(Unfortunately we don’t have a lift. £12.00
Come along and be part of the artistic community!