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Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition now open

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum.

The exhibition started at weekend and runs till Sunday 16 July.

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from photo realism to expressionistic. Most paintings will be on sale.

The group, founded in 1950 by water colourist Ellis Shaw and friends, is currently comprised of […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Exhibition

Summer Morning Sunlight, Oil on board, 36 X 46cm, John McCombs ROI, RBA, PPMAF

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Well-known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 27 August to Sunday 30 October. This will be the first exhibition since refurbishment of the museum.

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from […]

Fred is ‘on the threshold of a new career’

Fred “Botto” with his son Jonathan and his latest exhibition at Scóna in Uppermill

At 88 years old, former newspaper industrial correspondent turned local painter, Fred Bottomley, is working through his most prolific period, staging a new exhibition over the next few weeks at popular, quirky café Scóna in Uppermill.

With many of the works being painted over the last few months, Fred has expressed his excitement at the opportunity to exhibit his newest works.

With a […]

Saddleworth clog fighting tales feature in exhibition at Gallery Oldham

A cloggers workshop

The latest exhibition at Gallery Oldham explores the facts and legends around the brutal sport of clog fighting.

In these contests working men would engage in man-on-man combat, kicking unprotected shins with their heavy clogs.

‘Purring – Sport of the People’ opens on January 9 and is the result of research by artist Anna FC Smith who has spent time talking to residents and researching the subject in the Oldham Local Studies and Archives.

Clog fighting […]

Cheeky girls and French postcards inspire artists latest exhibition

Saddleworth artist Laura Smith will be displaying a number of her most recent works in an exhibition to be held in Mossley this weekend.

Laura with one of her new works – photo Stuart Littleford

The exhibition will take place in the ‘Pop up Gallery’ at Emmaus with Laura chosen as the featured artist.

Laura’s exhibition is called ‘Konnect’ and is an idea she developed after finding some old postcards in Emmaus – these were written by a man […]