Celebrating 3 years since moving in to the former ARM factory on Stanhope Street, artist-run Oxheys Mill Studios was started by three local artists as a collective, with the belief that empty industrial spaces could be made accessible for art and the aim of providing a space in Preston where local artists could experiment and exhibit work alongside the studios. To date 25 very different exhibitions have been organised and hosted along with other events and activities including music, live theatre, performance and poetry readings, creative writing, life drawing and photography workshops.
Artlab Contemporary Print Studio’s members will show new works at ‘The Gallery at St Georges House’ in Bolton. This beautifully restored building opened last year as a creative space dedicated to celebrating the work of local and regional artists.
After the success of last years’ Open exhibition, we were keen to hold another. Oxheys Mill Studios have kindly agreed to host in their fabulous Project Space again but we have also arranged with the new Korova Arts Cafe in Preston for some additional exhibition space. This will increase exposure and provide more opportunities for sales. The Private View event will be held at Oxheys on 22nd August, with another event held at Korova on Saturday 24th August. LAN Flyer
This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student.
An opportunity from the Harris Museum & Art Gallery for local artists to exhibit in the fantastic main exhibition space, in the annual ‘Harris Open’.
All Preston-based artists are invited to submit works in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more – digital works can be entered, too!
The gallery would like to say Happy New Year to all our friends and followers and thank you very much for your support in 2012!
There are lots of exciting plans for the new year including exhibitions from Nathan Pendlebury, Markmakers and WCAF winner David Foster plus the inaugural Python Arts Festival! Watch this space!
First up to launch the New Year will be:
Tracy Hill: Terrains opening 17th January 6-8pm. All welcome!
Oxheys Mill Studios have issued a call for submissions for their 2012 ‘Winter‘ exhibition, asking artists to submit work that respond to the theme of ‘winter’, which is open to wide interpretation. It is hoped this will build on the success of last years’ Winter exhibition, which received an impressive response from artists in all media, making an interesting and imaginative show from which several works sold during the Private View!
This year’s Fellowship of ArtLab artists, Naomi Jones and Rebecca Liggett are exhibiting work produced over the last year, including etchings, collagraphs and screen prints. 5-16th November at PR1 Gallery, UCLAN, Preston. Private View is 7th Nov 5.30-8.30pm