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

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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Venue Listing Heatons Arts Trail

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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

Venue Listing

Map 2017

Featured Venue – Village Point

This Year another exciting new venue to join the arts trail is Village Point

“a brand new events venue for the Heatons, featuring two iconic rooms suitable for a variety of occasions, and a co-working space for local freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Located on Heaton Moor Road in the heart of the village (next door to the Elizabethan Pub), this beautiful 19th century building is currently undergoing a major renovation to restore its original glory whilst providing 21st century facilities.”

The Preview Night will take place here on Friday 24th June.

Artists exhibiting at Village Point are – Jane Mitchell, Meha Hindocha, Catherine Mahe, Kiran Leekate O’Brien, Jo Concannon and Jessica Wood

Workshop -Printing from found objects.

Join textile artist and printmaker Ruth Hartmann for her Free printmaking workshop and print you own beautiful cards and labels.

Sunday 26th June 2.45pm -3.45pm

Printmaking with found objects