Platform Gallery 2018 Exhibition & Event Programme

Craft Open 2018

Platform Gallery 2018 Exhibition & Event Programme

Craft Open 2018

14 April – 23 June

The Platform Gallery's annual exhibition, known for highlighting the wealth of talented craft makers surrounding the Platform Gallery. Connecting visitors with local contemporary makers and their crafts. Awards will be presented for a Selectors’ Prize, Ribble Valley Prize, Best Newcomer Prize & the People’s Prize. Visit the show and cast your vote on the exhibit that has inspired you the most.

Women in British History 

7 July – 15 September

Women In British History - An exhibition of works by Katch Skinner who uses traditional commemorative ware to look at just a small selection of amazing women who left their mark throughout British history. Commemorative ware has been used to document events from political satire to holiday souvenirs and has been used as a social indicator of the times. The work challenges the male dominance of commemorative ware and pays tribute to female trailblazers and visionaries who helped change society.


7 July – 15 September

An exhibition by Decorum, 4 women artists Priscilla Edwards, Val Jackson, Yvonne Noworyta, Christine Stanford. Decorative embelishment has been used for thousands of years and signifies our love of freedom and the celebration of humankind. Each artist's work shares intriguing notes of nostalgia, linked together through social historical influences.

In The Mix - Art At The Inn, an exhibition of various artists

10 - 22 July

Following on from an artists’ painting day at Whitewell in June; Art at the Inn is now exhibiting at the Platform Gallery. For further details see their website​ 50% of all sales go to, a prostate cancer charity, 50% to the artists. Already last years event has resulted in important information, that could save men's lives, being distributed to CCG's and GP's in Lancashire and South Cumbria​.

In The Mix - A Feast For Your Eyes, an exhibition by artist Dermod Ruddock

10 - 12 August

An exhibition displaying a range of Dermod's original oil landscapes, prints and cards available for sale. Meet the artist as he demonstrates his use of Windsor & Newton oilbars.

Northern Star 2018

29 September –  5 January 2019

Guiding you to the best of British craft talent this winter. Showcasing the best of British making, Northern Star provides inspiration for that perfect handmade gift or treat. Join us as we celebrate creativity this Christmas season!



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