Rainbow of colours.

A riot of colours in the work of artist Kate O’Brien and brightly coloured stitched textiles by Michelle Barnard.

Michelle’s evocative textile art incorporates patchwork, quilting, applique and exploring home, haven, a sense of belonging and comfort in unexpected places.
“Inspired by the places that I love, including cities, canals, beaches and particularly the Isle of Skye. There is an emotional element to my work, reflecting themes such as haven, escape, solitude, warmth and attachment to places.
I am fascinated by textures, shape and vibrant colour. I am also interested in exploring text and graffiti. Circular forms and organic, curved lines frequently feature in my designs. I love experimenting with many textile techniques, particularly patchwork, quilting, machine and hand stitch. I use a needle felting machine to create soft, distressed fabric surfaces.”

Kate’s vibrant ink and watercolour images of architecture, which contrast strong imagery with bleeding lines and vivid hues.
Being based in Manchester, but having grown up in Derbyshire, Kate takes great inspiration from both the dramatic natural beauty of the landscape and the solid architectural forms within and around the city.
“It is by presenting simple elements of my surroundings together that I aim to achieve a subtle balance of mood in my work in terms of both subject and medium.”

Kate will be exhibiting at Heaton Moor United Church

Michelle will be exhibiting at Belmont House

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Graham Hyde

Reminiscent of Mid-Century modern paintings, Graham Hydes work would not look out of place in a Heals catalogue. A plethora of shapes and colours, seemingly chaotic with hidden images within.

Graham works in a range of styles drawings, paintings and 3d mobiles

www.madeinthemoor.com

Graham will be exhibiting at:-

12 Hawthorn Grove

Trompe l’oeil effects

You may or may not be an expert on trompe l’oeil effects (French for deceive the eye), an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. This is something that photographic and mixed media artist Ian Vines is a master of.

Ian’s work over the past decade has grown out of an interest in spatial ambiguities, optical distortions, double images, trompe l’oeil effects and all sorts of visual trickery. Earlier photographic collages were based on the vase-head motif, or images of strange rocks, suggestive of human heads. More recently, photographs of buoys, beaches or bridges are often rotated or inverted, resulting in more abstract images. Many of these works feature photographic images and actual objects, creating a dialogue between pictorial space and real space, illusion and reality. Other works use optical devices, such as mirrors and magnifying glasses, to reflect and distort objects, text or images. In a series of playful photographic collages, painted and unpainted copper discs mimic circles painted on a wall, or float across the picture. The intention with all these works is to engage the spectator in the process of looking.

Ian will be exhibiting at venue 13 on the trail:-

55 Marcliff Grove, SK4 2AB

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Art, cakes, music, workshops and …a good brew!

1st & 2nd July as part of Heatons Arts Trail

At No. 2
on the trail……
is Belmont House

This ‘jewel’ of a building in the heart of Heaton Norris has opened its doors for the first time this year to the Heaton’s Arts Trail.

30 minute musical interludes on both days

Piano, Piano duets, Flute & Violin Duo, Classical Guitar and Ukulele Band.

All to be sampled with a good cup of tea or coffee and delicious cakes in the ‘pop up’ Tea Shop’

7 artists with an exciting variety of techniques and media will be exhibiting here:-

Textiles – Michelle Barnard
Ceramics – Avril Cairncross
Watercolour Painting – Susan Diskin
Fibre Art – Josephine Gornall
Painting, New Media (video, sound) Installation – Sumaya McIntyre
Painting and Sculpture – Peter Senior
Glass and Sculpture – Nicola Thompson

There will be workshops on both days for anyone aged 14yrs and above. Each workshop lasts 2 hrs. and costs £15.

Workshops:-

11am – 1pm
Try 3d & 2d felting with Josephine Gornall, using a variety of colourful wool, silk and other fibres to make a needle felted 3D heart, flower or other creation.
Felting Workshop with Jo Gornall

1.30pm – 3.30 pm

Design and decorate a mirror frame using mosaic tiles, pieces of coloured glass, beads and broken pottery pieces. Mirror, backing board, glass and ceramic pieces, adhesive and cutting tools all supplied, but you can also bring along fragments of glass, pottery and jewellery to add to your design.     Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop

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What’s not to like!

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Jewellery Making Taster Course

Try your hand at being a Silversmith:-

Rebecca Lawley is offering her expertise in her two day taster course at

Unit 64, UG Floor Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Reddish, SK5 7DL:-

Saturday 1st July, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 2nd July, 2pm – 4pm

Using traditional silversmith techniques to make a pair of textured silver earrings or a simple silver ring.
Space for 5 adults (over 16s only)
email to secure a place: –
info@rebeccalawleysilver.com

Other workshops and demos:- CLICK HERE

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Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop

Mosaic Workshop with Sue Pow
BOOK NOW by clicking HERE
Design and decorate a mirror frame using mosaic tiles, pieces of coloured glass, beads and broken pottery pieces. I’ll supply the mirror, backing board, glass and ceramic pieces, adhesive and cutting tools. But you can also bring along fragments of glass, pottery and jewellery to add to your design.

The workshop is 2 hours long and open to anyone, 14yrs and above.
Cost: £15
Venue: Belmont House, Belmont Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1TG
Sat 1st July 1:30 – 3:30pm
Sun 2nd July 1:30 – 3:30pm
For further information, contact Avril via avrilcairncross9@gmail.com

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Animate – Saturday 1st July

We have a real treat for you, this year, at the Heatons Arts Trail, bring the family along to our Animation workshop. Learn how to tell a story through motion …

At Heaton Moor United Church a fully accessible venue, with parking.

For workshop times and prices click on the link below:-

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Also at Heaton Moor United Church

H.A.T 2017 11am – 5pm 1st & 2nd July

Venues are open to the public on the weekend of the 1st & 2nd July.

11am – 5pm unless otherwise stated in the leaflet.

Follow the trail …click the link below for a list of venues

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