Manifest Arts Festival

At least some will be aware I am passionate about Visual Art, obviously including drawing !

I also think we have some of the most talented practitioners, here in our corner of the North West, but you would not know it. The Visual Arts here are hugely unrepresented, although we have some excellent public galleries, local living artists are largely absent.

To help address the issue Manifest Arts was created, our aim is simply to ‘Promote North West Artists ‘. We Run a festival every two years opening all the studios in the region, and having multiple exhibitions in their gallery’s and elsewhere. It happens this July, and hope to see you at one of the events !

Wintering out

Hello again folks, and apologies for the delay in getting your lovely pictures online! January proved to be an art-packed month, with several exhibitions opening including Ma Quisha’s first UK solo exhibition at the Chinese Arts Centre and a series of pieces by Lucy May Schofield and Leanne Richardson at Paper Gallery on Mirabel Street.

We’re back at the Edge Arts Centre this Wednesday 6th February for another sketch, hope to see you there. The Edge have opened a new cafe on the premises as part of the ongoing expansion of their facilities – it’s great to see the Centre doing well, but unfortunately this means we will no longer have use of the kitchen. You’ll be able to buy tea, coffee and snacks from the new cafe during the break.

Without further ado, here are the pictures from the last class…