SAVE THE DATE! Our next exhibition opens on Sunday 3rd June at 7.30pm. We will be celebrating the natural world in pixels and paint, from macro studies of flowers to trees to vistas. Expect colour, texture and detail from both of us. The exhibition will then be up for a month before moving on to Garstang Arts Centre. Why not join the Facebook event page here, to keep up with all the latest plus sneak previews.
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:
- It is on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
- 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.
- 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.
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
Here is a mini online exhibition of some of Matt’s artworks that were in the 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or ring Matt 07803 151699