Monday 13 June 2016

Burbage Art Group Makes Material Gains

Red Admiral by Rachel Slaney

Burbage Art Group’s 2016 Art Exhibition, a popular highlight of the Buxton Fringe, is featuring more variety than ever this year with several artists choosing to work with fabric for the first time. 

Says organiser Rachel Slaney: “We hope to have examples of weaving as well as various fabric and embroidery collages this summer as well as our usual mix of watercolours, acrylics, mixed media and pen and inks.”

Works come in every size and medium with one of Burbage’s artists, Laura Critchlow, having had a painting exhibited by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters in London. Although the friendly group caters for all abilities, several of the artists have been nominated for Fringe Awards in the past. 

With subject matter including local views, animals, portraiture, abstracts and exotic landscapes, there is something to suit every taste at the exhibition, which takes place on Saturday July 16th from 11am to 3pm at the Burbage Institute. A free event, the show includes cakes and refreshments plus a children’s quiz with a certificate and balloon for all completed sheets!

Burbage Art Group meets weekly during school term times on Wednesday nights at Burbage Institute in Buxton and has both male and female members with ages currently ranging from 21 to 80 plus. It also sponsors young artists from Buxton Community School, usually featuring their exciting work at the exhibition.

Says Rachel: “We always welcome newcomers and if you join us now you can look forward to having your work exhibited with us in July. People generally bring something they are working on to the class but I’m there to offer advice and inspiration.”
Anyone wanting further information about the exhibition or pay-as-you-go classes should contact Rachel Slaney on 01538 266220.

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