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Platform Gallery 2013 Exhibitions

Platform Gallery 2013 Exhibitions

Clare Knox Bentham

Until 12 Jan 2013 
Winter Lux
Beautifully handmade crafts, ideal and unique gifts for Christmas. A broad selection of the best makers work crafted in the U.K with prices range to suit all budgets from stocking fillers to that wow! present. .....featuring our Lighting Showcase - stunning lighting made by a wave of new makers creating unusual, versatile and magical lighting.

26 Jan - 13 April
To the Letter 
A mixed exhibition featuring craft makers who explore text and lettering in their work. 

27 April - 6 July
2013 Craft Open

The gallery's annual open exhibition.  Craftmakers from across the North of England were invited to apply to be considered for selection. Selected makers are exhibited together in this vibrant and eclectic exhibition.  Furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and mixed media works hang side by side in this celebration of the hand-made. Vote for your favourite piece in the show through the People's Choice Award. 

4 - 25 May In the Education Gallery
Jenny Eaton
Figurative works by 2012 Ribble Valley Prize Winner Jenny Eaton.

20 July - 28 Sep
Working Wood
an exhibition of amazing works in wood by national artists. 
Plus Paper showcase by Kaper - dates to be confirmed.

12 Oct - early Jan 2014
Winter in the Valley

Our annual selection of gorgeous delights!  Treat yourself or someone special! Winter in the Valley will focus on items for infants and children, including an array of handmade clothing, traditional toys and accessories.  Alongside the children's items will be our usual festive delights, including handmade Christmas decorations and unique Christmas Gifts!

19th Nov 2013 - 1 Dec 2013, In The Education Gallery

Christmas Exhibition by Sawley Art Group Exhibition of paintings and greetings cards by the local art group.

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.40pm, Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm, Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Pop Up Winter Art and Craft Stalls, In the Education Gallery

Each week in December brings a selection of four new Pop Up Art and Craft stalls at the Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre. The public can chat with the selected artists and designer-makers, buy or commission artwork directly from them, see them at work in demonstrations. Celebrating and supporting the excellence and diversity of local artists and designer makers.

12 artists and makers have been selected to exhibit their work in week-long Pop Up Winter Art and Craft Stalls in the Education Gallery in December.  

2 - 7 December, Week 1

Julia Swarbrick - Painting and printmaking, Philippe Handford - Driftwood and recycled materials, Louise Taylor - Textiles, Gill Kirk - Print, mixed media and textiles.  

9 - 14 December, Week 2

Julie Miles - Ceramics, Anita Burrows- Relief and intaglio prints, handmade books, portfolios, paper and handprinted cards, Christine Barber -  Bespoke handcrafted gifts, Priscilla Jones - Textiles. 

16 - 21 December, Week 3

Janet Browne - Textiles, Mark Mason - Woodblock prints, Samantha Taylor - Jewellery, John Rotherham - Soft pastel paintings.



Dates may be subject to change - please call the gallery on 01200 425566 before traveling.
The main gallery space closes for two weeks between exhibition for rehanging but the shop and VIC remain open for business.