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Gosha puts the Gloss on Clitheroe Art and Craft Fair

Gosha Gibek uses household gloss paint to portray major sporting events, such as the Tour de France.
Gosha Gibek uses household gloss paint to portray major sporting events, such as the Tour de France.
Published Friday, 29 March 2019

A Clitheroe artist who produces distinctive pictures from non-drip household gloss paint is to taking part in a unique art and craft fair at the town’s Platform Gallery.

Gosha Gibek pours household gloss from a craft knife or stick to produce pictures that capture a scintillating sense of movement.

Her subject matter includes major sporting events, such as the Tour de France and Olympics, and her painting of Clitheroe town centre is a former winner of the Ribble Valley Open Exhibition.

Gosha said the thick, oily consistency of household gloss paint allowed her to capture a sense of movement in pictures to vividly portray sporting events and vibrant scenes.

She is exhibiting in the gallery’s Spring Art and Craft Fair taking place from April 4 to 6 and 11 to 13.

This three-day fairs will showcase the borough’s best artists and designers, some working alongside their displays.

Katharine Rodgers, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s arts development officer, said: “The fair will showcase some of the borough’s most talented and accomplished artists and craftspeople, alongside Gosha Gibek.

“Arts enthusiasts are invited to the fair to find out about the artists, their techniques and inspiration, and buy pieces directly from them.”

Alongside the work of Gosha Gibek, the fair from April 4 to 6 features crochet by Melanie Whitehead, painting by Dermod Ruddock, mixed media by Bonkers Clutterbucks, fused glass by Laura Nuttall, ceramics, glass and jewellery by Elizabeth Emmens Wilson and pottery by Muffin Ceramics.

The second showcase, from April 11 to 13, will showcase painting by Steve Rostron and Fiona Ritchie, jewellery by Verity Evans and Anne Newman, textiles by Diana Morrison, Jemma Marston and Deborah Dawn, calligraphy by Norman Kelly, giftware by Sam Rudd and ceramics by Janet Nuttall.

The Platform Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4.30pm, and further details are available on 01200 425566.


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