Trawden Art Trail 2017, 21st and 22nd October.

We are looking forward to Saturday and Sunday, as for once, we get to spend the whole weekend in the pub and the cafe! It’s the first annual Trawden Art Trail and Aly is Artist in Residence at the splendid Old Rock Cafe and Matt is Artist in Residence in the plush surroundings of the Trawden Arms. Both venues have been very generous in lending space for this event. Here are the salient facts:

  1. It is on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
  2. The trail is a lovely 1.5 mile walk round Trawden taking in artist studios, an art fair and of course Aly and Matt in their venues.
  3. You will need a ‘trail guide’ to get in the other venues, which is available from the Community Centre for just £1 and is the start of the trail. The map from the guide is reproduced below.

PLEASE POP IN AND SAY HELLO. WE WILL HAVE PRINTS, CARDS AND ORIGINALS, AND MATT WILL ALSO HAVE FRAMING SAMPLES WITH HIM.

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STARK naked

 STARK naked:
Guts, Body and Mind

“Stunning exhibition, enjoyable and thought provoking…”
Really good partnership of painting and photography”

Painting and Photography by

ACTelfer and Matt Gartside

 

at  Studio & Gallery 22B, Soughbridge Mill, BB18 6SZ

Exhibition on throughout July and August.

Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

 

‘Shoreline’: a selection by Matt Gartside

Here is a mini online exhibition of some of Matt’s artworks in our Shoreline Exhibition. Many of them are available as cards as well as prints. They are all printed individually by Matt and are from £40 unframed to £100 mounted and framed. The frames are beautifully made by Matt from recycled oak floorboards and will compliment all homes, from the traditional to the avant garde!

To see the whole collection, come into the gallery Thursday to Sunday 2-6pm. Exhibition finishes mid-June.

 

 

More Waves and Ripples

A second chance to catch the show at Studio22B

We had a great time at Artsmill and were sad to leave. Invigilating the exhibition and talking to visitors about our work was both interesting and motivating. We got really good feedback and comments which has given us a boost and a positive start to 2016.

Our pictures (minus sold pieces!) are now back ‘home’ at 22B and we will be hanging them over the next week, to open on Thursday 25th February at our usual time of 2-6pm.

Romanian Lives exhibition raises £153

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Dr Kathy Tedd receiving the cheque and framed photograph from Matt.

We travelled to Bingley to meet Dr Kathy Tedd from Jubiliee Outreach Yorkshire. This charity is still going strong supporting Romanian people with practical help. It started with Dr Tedd supporting a Romanian doctor who, thanks to the vagaries of the Ceaucescu regime, only had a very basic medical kit and no drugs at all, and has ended up with entire hospitals and support centres for vulnerable people across Romania. Learn more about their work here.

It was a very emotional exprience for Matt as it was the first time he had been able to talk to someone else who knew what it was like out in Romania in those conditions, for over 20 years. Dr Tedd put names to faces in Matt’s photographs and added her own anecdotes to his.

Thank you to every one that donated.

 

The Photographer’s Tale: Charity evening for Romanian Lives – people like us.

Talk, additional images,
Q & A session, raffle.

Be entertained, informed and inspired
and help raise money for J.O.Y

tuesday 1st december
7pm – 9pm
Just £8 including tea and cake!

Book now using contact form below, email matthew.gartside@ntlworld.com or ring Matt 07803 151699

All proceeds to Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire, the charity Matt went to Romania with in 1992. JOY has been going for 25 years and every penny raised is spent directly on projects and is run entirely by volunteers.

BOOK HERE:

Romanian Lives – An Exhibition about People Like Us.

Exhibition Openng and Charity Fundraiser – Free Entry

Saturday 7th November, 2 – 6pm

Matt Gartside went to Romania in 1992 to produce a folio of images for the charity Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire, to promote the refurbishment of a prison into a hospital.

This if the first time they have been exhibited as a single body of work for over two decades but are as relevant today as they were 24 years ago, perhaps even more so. The people in these photographs are in a foreign land, not long after the fall of the communist dictator Ceaucescu . Some may think that we have nothing in common with people so far away in geography,time and politics. These pictures of grandparents, parents and children powerfully illustrate that this is not the case.

A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to charity, as well as the proceeds from a raffle. First prize will be one of the images from the exhibition, framed and signed by Matt Gartside. Raffle tickets are just £1 each. Either buy at the event, pop into the studio or pledge a ticket by contacting Aly 07773 583072, Matt 07803 151699, or comment below. Thank you.