There’ll be a unique opportunity to see the cream of Peak District artistic talent this February and March, when 24 members of Peak District Artisans hold their first exhibition in Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham (Cheshire).
Taking place from 19th February to 29th March, the group of professional artists and crafters is embarking on the new venture – which offers a rare opportunity to view artworks in the medium of egg tempera, as well as paintings in oil, watercolour, pastel and mixed media
The Peak District Artisans are excited to be showing their work at the venue, and will be hosting a series of workshops alongside the exhibition.
These include: photography, willow weaving, an introduction to abstract painting, abstract architecture, flowers and knife painting.
Full details are available on the Castle Park website, in the ‘workshops’ section.
Visitors will also be able to explore displays of ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, blown glass, photography and woven willow.
Entry is free.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat (10am-4pm), Sun (1pm-4pm) with an open evening on 21st February (7-9pm).
Venue: Castle Park Arts Centre, Castle Park, Frodsham, WA6 6SE
The exhibition will contain many award winning artists, including pastel painter Sandra Orme, oil painter Maggie Robinson, oil and watercolour artist Tim Rose and egg tempera artist Sue Prince.
Also being featured are narrative artist Ingrid Karlsson, who has been featured on BBC Countryfile, and oil painter Sarah Morley who held a solo exhibition at Castle Park in 2018.
Lovers of ceramics will enjoy the elegant bird sculptures of Vivienne Sillar, large scale organic forms by Joanna Bunbury and delicate porcelain creations by Ruth Robinson.
Emerging Young Artist winner Rebecca Perry will also be showing her bright and bold ceramic homeware.
There’ll be much variety on display: hand-made willow baskets, designer silver and gold jewellery, exquisite blown glass, colourful silk paintings and much more.
Peak District Artisans
Peak District Artisans was founded in 1991.
The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was the group’s first President, she led the group for 15 years before handing over the role to her grandson, the Earl of Burlington who is the current President and an active supporter.
Membership is by selection only and the group has recently introduced an Emerging Artist Award.
Many members have won awards in their field and enjoy passing on their skills through running classes and workshops.
With a membership of. more than fifty, the group holds regular exhibitions at prestigious venues including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, the Devonshire Dome and Tatton Park.