Christmas Opening Times

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Christmas opening times

Platform Gallery 2018 Exhibition & Event Programme

Craft Open 2018

Platform Gallery 2018 Exhibition & Event Programme

Marvellous Mechanicals

19 January - 24 March

Ingenious moving sculptures that surprise and intrigue. A touring show by Art Unpacked, Chrysalis Arts.

 

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.

Decorum

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 ArtAtTheInn.org​ 50% of all sales go to Mancheck.org, 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!

In The Mix:

Graham's Heads Annual Exhibition

13 - 17 November

Exhibition of ceramic 'Heads' made by Graham Hough. Graham will be working on new 'Heads' every day in the gallery. www.grahamsheads.wix.com/grahams-heads

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Felting & Fibre Artist Sharon Shaul

22 -  23 November

Sale of felted 2d art, felted & woven accessories, meet the artist have a chat and buy direct from the maker.

In The Mix:

Landscapes... Spiced Up! by Dermod Ruddock

29 November, 1 & 2 December

An exhibition of recent paintings and fine art prints by local artist Dermod Ruddock. See colourful depictions of scenes from Lancashire, North Wales and Europe. Watch the artist at work too.  www.dermodruddockartist12.co.uk F: https://www.facebook.com/dermodruddockartist/

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In The Mix:

Willow Stars, Trees, Angels & Wreaths Sculpture Workshop with Joe Gregory from Creative With Nature
30 November

10.45 - 4, Weaving with willow to create sculpture, there will be a maximum 8 people on the course. Over the day learn basic weaving techniques to create your own willow sculpture. Ideal for the garden or home. Suitable for beginners. www.creativewithnature.co.uk facebook/creativewith nature twitter/ creativeWnature Instagram/creativewithnature To book contact Joe on mobile 07588944166 or email joe@creativewithnature.co.uk

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Felting & Fibre Artist Sharon Shaul

6 - 7 December

Sale of felted 2d art, felted & woven accessories, meet the artist have a chat and buy direct from the maker.

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Linda Hull - Wacky Wire

6-7 December

Jewellery and small ironwork pieces

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Wolfberry Design

8-9 December

Limited edition festive decor

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Katy O'Neil

8-9 December

"My contemporary ceramic wrap pots, bowls and wall plaques are slabbed formed with textured black clay and decorated with slips. The impressed marks, which are inspired by photographs of landscapes, are highlighted with colour. My range of ceramic jewellery, including stud and drop earrings, pendants, bangles and brooches carries through the designs and colours of my larger ceramic pieces." Katy O'Neil

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Wolfberry Design

15-16 December

Limited edition festive decor

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Jewellery Artist, Sam Rowena Taylor

14-15 December

Colourful and contemporary beaded/sculptural wirework and fused glass jewellery, plus brooches and vintage chandelier light-catcher decorations. Meet the artist, have a chat, buy direct from the maker.

New range of mix and match earrings, pendants and decorations; bespoke creations customised for you whilst you visit the Northern Star exhibition. 

www.jewelleryartist.co.uk

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Fine Artist, Fiona Ritchie

15-16 December

"I enjoy unfolding landscape to its horizon, in its wild, natural state, as if it were springing up again under my boots. While tramping over the fells, I choose, then sketch and photograph my subjects. I have been known to slam on the brakes to leap out of my car to capture a cloud formation or a special light.

I use mainly pastel, applied with my fingertips, avoiding pastel pencils for the most part, so that I can maintain the softness and powerful atmosphere of our northern landscape. My latest project involves trying to achieve some of this in oils.

I have been developing my style from scratch over 6 years, focussing on the Ribble and Hodder valleys, my adoptive home, recording changing seasonal colour across the deeply textured moors. I seek to express the solitude, freedom and peace of mind found on the tops. Originals, high quality giclée prints and cards will be on sale." Fiona Ritchie.

In The Mix:

Pop Up Stall by Jewellery Artist, Sam Rowena Taylor

21-22 December

Colourful and contemporary beaded/sculptural wirework and fused glass jewellery, plus brooches and vintage chandelier light-catcher decorations. Meet the artist, have a chat, buy direct from the maker.

New range of mix and match earrings, pendants and decorations; bespoke creations customised for you whilst you visit the Northern Star exhibition. 

www.jewelleryartist.co.uk

 

 

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