Art Dredge Project

Art Dredge Project

An Arts Council funded project, delivered by Spearfish Workshops Limited. Dredging the Rochdale canal to create artworks with the found objects. Description - Not for profit arts organisation Spearfish Workshops are working with the Canals and River Trust, Troydale Residents Association, The Friends of Rochdale canal and The Water Adventure Centre on an Arts Council
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Jason Heppenstall – Recycle Sculptor

Jason Heppenstall – Recycle Sculptor

Born in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. I was brought up on a typical post war council estate. Pre- playstation and computer days. Gangs of us down the woods, making tree houses and building dams. Kids at one with nature, even at a young age we were always creative.  At school I started my love of working
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Stephen Hitchin – Sculptor

Stephen Hitchin – Sculptor

In recent years, in undertaking a series of commissions, I have worked with a range of materials including metal, stained glass, ceramics and bronze I have also employed the processes of both laser and plasma cutting. Whilst each of these processes offers opportunities that are unique and challenging I am always pleased to return to
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Bryn Sutcliffe – Painter

Bryn Sutcliffe – Painter

My art is mainly rendered in paint, as this is and always has been my preference. I also enjoy drawing and have a large portfolio of nudes, legendary icons etc. I enjoy portraiture using paint, pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal.  As well as intricate ‘lifelike’ portraits, I also enjoy a more contemporary style of work
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Maria Walker – Textiles and Mixed Media

Maria Walker – Textiles and Mixed Media

Maria Walker’s practice explores the concept of memory, nostalgia and forgetting through a combination of textiles, illustration, digital imagery, text and found objects. She is particularly interested in telling the stories of ordinary people which are often overlooked. She takes her inspiration from the traces people have left behind through an exploration of personal objects
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Jacqueline East – Children’s Book Illustrator

Jacqueline East – Children’s Book Illustrator

“Jacqueline has been illustrating children’s books for 25 years and her work is published across the globe in many formats; from  novelty board books to high-end trade and some appearances on  programmes like Driver Dan’s Story Train. She has worked above a chocolate factory, from a caravan by the sea and now works from her home in Bristol with
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Wild Places Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ New Vic Theatre,Stoke on Trent

Wild Places Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ New Vic Theatre,Stoke on Trent

‘Wild Places’ – Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ The New Vic Theatre, Stoke on Trent.  Monday 3rd March – Saturday 22nd March. ‘Detailed paintings and drawings in various media depicting wildlife and rugged landscapes that challenge the viewer to look more closely at their relationship with their habitat. Phil Gibson returns for another showing of his
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Philip Gibson – Painter

Philip Gibson – Painter

Phil studied Art and Design at Newcastle School of Art and The North Staffordshire Polytechnic culminating in a Masters Degree in Ceramic Design. He has been an inhouse designer for both Josiah Wedgwood, William Adams and The Moorcroft Pottery with a long intervening periods working freelance. He now draws and paints full time and works
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Brendan Hesmondhalgh – Sculptor

Brendan Hesmondhalgh – Sculptor

Sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh creates Animal and Figurative Sculptures in Ceramic & Bronze Brendan Hesmondhalgh is a Yorkshire based animal sculptor who works primarily in clay, wax and bronze. Capturing the dynamic nature of animals, and focusing upon structure, movement and character Hesmondhalgh creates sculptural works that encapsulate and embody a creature’s spirit in inimitable style.
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Salmagundi – Exhibition at Crewe Hall. 13th August – 29th October 2013

Salmagundi – Exhibition at Crewe Hall. 13th August – 29th October 2013

Art Up Close present their latest exhibition, ‘Salmagundi’ at Crewe Hall. Crewe Hall General Manager, Mart Louwerse welcomes the public to visit the exhibition in the contemporary side of the hotel anytime between 8am – 8pm and invites you to try out their delicious cream teas in the stunning surroundings of Crewe Hall.

Donna Bramall. Recycle Artist

Donna Bramall. Recycle Artist

Art is my key to a secret garden, my way down a rabbit hole or through the looking glass. Pure escapism, a fee ling of peace where time stands still for a while. I work with many different mediums: metal, cardboard, plastic, tyres, objects seen as waste or rubbish by others. I transform them into
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Thomas Ndhlebe.  Sculptor

Thomas Ndhlebe. Sculptor

  Thomas Ndhlebe, born in 1961 in Gokwe district Zimbabwe. Am the 7th child  in a family of 8. I did my education  at Bumhira primary school in Nyanga.My father was  as an  agriculture extension officer. I learnt Stone sculpture from my grandfather when i was seven years old, he used to curve soap (stones). He encouraged  me  to
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