Thursday 21 June 2018

Art of every hue for Fringe 2018

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Buxton Carnival Race Day - Rob Wilson's entry to the 2018 Derbyshire Open. 
See it at the Buxton Museum

Fringe-goers looking for something new will be excited to visit an atmospheric exhibition hidden in the basement of a bungalow on Buxton’s Lightwood Avenue. Autopoiesis - Sights, Sounds and Objects by CJ Robinson and Hugo Edwardes will feature projection and sculpture in a distinctive setting. Future Artists @ Buxton Community School highlights the talented young artists who regularly wow visitors to their annual show at Buxton Museum, while 3 of Us Going Somewhere presents recent work from three award-winning Buxton artists: inventive paintings and drawings by Langley Brown, embroidered photomontages by Adrienne Brown and geometric paintings by Norman Elliott. Another award-winning artist, Louise Jannetta, will be exploring abstraction in her latest show held in her art studio.

Buxton is renowned for its creative community with Nature’s Patterns at the Pavilion Gardens showcasing art of different media from High Peak Artists. The popular and long-established Burbage Art Group will be exhibiting at the Burbage Institute with cakes and a children’s quiz and The Green Man Gallery Artists present Something Like the Colour Purple, an exhibition exploring the hue in creative ways and featuring more than a hint of UV light.

Visual Arts is much bigger than it looks in the programme thanks to major collaborative shows like the award-winning Great Dome Art Fair from the hugely talented Peak District Artisans, and the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery’s ever-spectacular Derbyshire Open now in its 36th year and celebrating the county in all its diversity. The newly refurbished museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary and its exhibition Collectors and Curiosities: Buxton and Beyond will display some of its lesser known art and objects.

Finally Buxton Photo Challenge 2018 from Chapel Camera Club hopes to inspire creativity from the public. All you need is a camera and an empty memory card to take part in its special one-day photography challenge taking place on Buxton’s Carnival day, July 14.
Full details of all Visual Arts are on and in the printed programme. 

Comments Fringe chair Keith Savage: “Buxton, the Peak District and Derbyshire have long held a fascination for creative artists and it should come as no surprise that artists respond to the energy in the landscape. Nor should we take for granted all the hard graft that goes into making art that satisfies our curiosity and gives such enduring pleasure.”

The Fringe wishes to thank its sponsor The University of Derby as well as financial supporters The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and High Peak Borough Council, its Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.

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