Gallery – Joy in Colour and Craftsmanship

Joy in colour collage2

Saturday 9 April – Saturday 14 May

Three highly skilled artists have come together for the latest exhibition at Foxlowe Arts Centre. ‘Joy in Colour and Craftsmanship’ opens on 9 April and features works by abstract painter Geoff Machin, textile designer Sarah Golding and craftsman Neil Clarke.

Geoff Machin creates intriguing, uniquely constructed vibrant abstract compositions. The geometric emphasis of his work is coupled with a personal construction process. This creates interesting interplay between two-dimensional reality and illusions of depth and movement, further enhanced by variation of hue and tone.

Z Series No.3 - Geoff Machin

Richly coloured and textured printed textiles by Sarah Golding will be on display together with paper collages. Using traditional dyeing methods and screen printing process, the composition of the designs comprises colour depth, surface pattern and textural qualities.


Neil Clarke designs and makes beautifully crafted small furniture. Inspired by the Peak District landscape, his pieces accentuate the natural beauty of solid wood, particularly oak.


‘Joy in Colour and Craftsmanship’ runs at the Foxlowe Gallery, upstairs at Foxlowe Arts Centre from 9 April to 14 May. Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

A special preview evening takes place on Friday 8 April at 7pm.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to meet the artists on Saturday 16 April from 1-4pm.