All our exhibitions are FREE. The Gallery is open: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm. Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.
Monday 12 February 2018 – Friday 11 May 2018
This is the debut exhibition of work from Mike Cowley, photographer and TV cameraman with 25 years’ experience in the photographic and television industries.
Mike studied Photographic Technology at Manchester Metropolittan University. Based in Runcorn, he has travelled and worked extensively throughout Europe.
Mike says: “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 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.
“All the work featured in this exhibition has been taken on the iPhone. It is very important to me that the photographs maintain a spontaneity, and all images are composed on the spot and never cropped. I use a simple app to enhance the images as quickly as possible, and the original image is immediately deleted.”
Weaver Community Arts Group
Friday 1 June – Friday 13 July
Weaver Community Arts is a self-help arts group for people with Mental Health Issues.
The group meets weekly and engages with a wide range of art activities, which provides an effective tool on the road back to wellness for the group members.
Murdishaw Arts Co-op
Wednesday 1 August – Friday 21 September
The Murdishaw Art Cooperative meet weekly at Murdishaw Community Centre.
The group host qualified art tutors, go on visits to places of interest and undertake a charity project each year. New members always welcome.