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Meet the Artist: David Hunt – Jul 10 @ 11am-4pm

An opportunity to meet award-winning Leek artist David Hunt at the Foxlowe Gallery with live jazz duo in the cafe.

The exhibition ‘David Hunt: My Moorland View; runs from 9 July – 13 August 2016 and features an expansive collection of quality paintings inspired by the Staffordshire Moorlands landscapes.


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St Faber Catholic Primary School

Class 3 of St Faber Catholic Primary School, Cotton, has produced a colourful abstract design on cloth which was inspired by the observation of animal markings:


St Fabers

Art in the Park 2016

A fabric wall hanging ‘-Map of Leek’ was created by children and their families during Art in the Park 2016. This work was facilitated by Hullabaloo Arts Collective and is now displayed in the Cruso room.


Art in the Park



Gallery – David Hunt: My Moorland View

A new exhibition of works by award-winning Leek artist David Hunt opens at Foxlowe Arts Centre on 9 July. Titled ‘My Moorland View’, the exhibition features an expansive collection of high quality paintings inspired by the rugged Staffordshire Moorlands landscapes.

David Hunt works primarily with oil paints and soft pastels as well as a combination of pastels and gouache which brings an extra dimension to his paintings. Daring use of light, colour and texture convey his powerful reaction to his surroundings and the changing mood and atmosphere of these scenic landscapes.

The exhibition runs at the Foxlowe Gallery, upstairs at Foxlowe Arts Centre, from 9 July to 13 August 2016. Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. A preview evening takes place on Friday 8 July at 7pm and a special Sunday opening for a Meet the Artist session is scheduled for 10 July.


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The current Cafe Arts exhibition extends into the Cruso Room with work from Janet Grimes, Lucy Bennett, Pat Young, Viv Young and Sheena Barnes.  The artwork covers stitching, weaving and batik and inspiration comes from poetry, nature and paintings of the old masters.
Janet Grimes has further work on exhibition from 24th Oct in The Whitaker – Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery http://www.textile21.co.uk/artists/jan-grimes
Lucy Bennett is also showing her abstract paintings in the Foxlowe’s Upstairs Gallery exhibition ‘Landscape and Memory’ until 14th November.
Buddha Batik

Animals & Botanicals

As part of the successful Live Age festival 2015 event www.liveagefestival.co.uk, held at Trinity Church and the Roebuck, Wall Hill care home is showing work from their weekly Wednesday Art Group which can be seen in the downstairs corridor at the Foxlowe.
The display is called ‘Animals & Botanicals’ as these are currently the subjects most of the residents choose to draw and paint.  The Wall Hill Art Group is a great example of increased wellbeing through participation in art, with the residents regularly expressing surprise and delight at what they have achieved!  We’re also collecting comments from the public which we can share with the artists in the care home to encourage them to continue with their creative endeavours, please come along and add your thoughts.
Another display board is dedicated to ‘Older People Who Inspire Us’ with examples of some remarkable people in the news and an opportunity for anyone passing by to add their own choices of inspirational role models for active older age.  
We all know that Art is good for you but now there is scientific evidence to show the benefits to wellbeing:  Art is the best way to fight memory loss http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33505017

Seeking new schools artwork for display in 2016

Do you know of a School that might wish to display their students’ artwork at the Foxlowe?  
If so please ask them to contact Pat Bennett (07871 715011) or Viv Young (07957 604599) to book a month in 2016 for a corridor exhibition.
During November and December the art display in the corridor will include a mixture of work from A level photography and BTEC students from Buxton & Leek College.  This will coincide with the Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designers Fair on the weekend of the 5th & 6th December, which is the 4th year of a joint venture between Leek School of Art and the Foxlowe Arts Centre.
Artwork from Wall Hill care home currently occupies the display space downstairs at the Foxlowe (see Community Art).  Schools artwork will return soon.

Gallery – Landscape and Memory exhibition

Saturday 10 October – Saturday 21 November

An interesting new exhibition, Landscape and Memory, brings together works from painters Lucy Bennett and Phil Bennett, photographer Stuart Royse and textiles from Angela Thompson.

United by a fascination and passion for landscapes, these exhibitors use a variety of media to evoke the magic and memories of their surroundings. The works range from paintings depicting places of quiet and stillness or the liveliness of the natural world, to photographs and textiles bringing the colour and texture of landscapes to life.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of imaginative landscapes at the Foxlowe Gallery which is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.



Lucy Bennett has a natural flair for pattern making, weaving and threading pathways through imaginative landscapes. Continue reading

Portland School and Specialist College – Photography Project

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The latest display of artwork in the Foxlowe corridor is from Portland School and Specialist College (http://portlandschool.net/), a school for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  The students took part in one photography project, recording dynamic images of Graffiti in Manchester, and another demonstrating skills with a SLR camera in both rural and urban areas.