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.

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.

Come to The Grand Opening of the new studio and gallery.

Gallery setting

SUNDAY 19th JULY 12-6PM  AND THURSDAY 23rd JULY 6-10PM

Our new space is nearly ready and pretty spiffy its looking too. Come and marvel at it this weekend, chat to the artists, have a drink and slice of cake. The walls and floors are painted (you can see what fun Aly had below!) and the all important lighting, designed by Matt, has lit up Soughbridge Mill. Then all we have to do is hang some pictures and set up the Darkside Photography studio. Aly is already installed in her painting studio annexe, which will also be open to view.

We have two dates to choose from, Sunday daytime or Thursday evening. On the Thursday evening Matt will be running a photography workshop (portraits) which you are welcome to observe. To join in the workshop properly, please follow the link to book. Aly will be on hand for chats and tea making.

There will be original artworks, prints and cards by painter ACTelfer and photographer Matt Gartside of Darkside Photography

The Drawing Office

Here’s our studio half a century ago when it was the drawing office of Bristol Tractors. That’s half a century of pencil wielding at 22B. Come and see how things have changed by popping into the studio. You can come to a workshop, Open Studio, exhibition or just call in. If the A board is out we are open!

drawing boardbeerandfags

With thanks to Earby Local History Society for the pictures.