All our exhibitions are FREE. The Gallery is open: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm. Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.
Markmakers – Interval
Monday 1 October – Friday 24 November
Interval is an exhibition by artists group Markmakers, Halton’s contemporary arts collective
Members of the group have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally with artists involved in national touring exhibitions and international residencies. Collectively the group have built a name for interesting and thoughtful exhibitions and are supported by curators from across the country. Now the group have returned to home turf to present their work to local visitors and guests from beyond Halton in their new exhibition titled “Interval”.
The theme took the artists on a journey through questions like; What is an interval and does anything of interest happen there? What are the intervals in my life and what happens in wider world when an interval occurs?
The answers to these questions and more can be seen within the work which is being exhibited at The Brindley Art Gallery during Autumn 2017.
“Taking a word as a brief was a challenge at first. But as we started to do our own research, hear others thoughts and see others work evolving the idea of an interval became more and more inspiring and intriguing.”
Markmakers artist Jane Copeman.
Faces and Places of Halton
Saturday 9 December 2017 – Friday 26 January 2018
Learners across The Grange School community have created a variety of artwork to show the people and places within Halton that they love the most. The exhibition aims to explore everything great about our local community, as well as demonstrating how artwork can be an opportunity for people from 4 to 84 to express themselves and join in.
Throughout this project, learners from The Grange School have worked with local artists and members of the community to develop their skills and develop an appreciation for the wonderfully diverse nature of Halton.
Monday 12 February 2018 – Friday 11 May 2018
Mike Cowley – Photographer and TV cameraman with 25 years experience in the photographic industry and television. Studied Photographic Technology at Manchester Met University. Based in Runcorn, and travelling and working extensively throughout Europe.
“I have always interpreted and recorded the world around me through the medium of photography. I work intuitively; reacting and responding to whatever environment I find myself in. My subject matter is found in a chance reflection, where a shadow or a shaft of light falls, or in an unexpected juxtaposition of shape, colour or texture.
More recently the use of the iPhone camera has inspired a turning point in my practice. I was immediately drawn to the ease of use and instant accessibility of the camera phone. To be able to use a square format has forced me to completely reconsider composition, and explore notions of balance and symmetry. Upon reflection, this format had clearly resonated so strongly with me because of its association with the album covers I loved so much in my youth. These square, graphic images were my introduction to the world of art.