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Burbage Art Group

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 11, 2014

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Burbage Art Group’s 2014 Art Exhibition, a highlight of the Buxton

Fringe, looks set to offer something different this year.

Members of the Wednesday night evening class have been getting out of their comfort zone and discovering all sorts of new techniques.

Explains organiser Rachel Slaney: ‘It has been really good to see people experimenting. So we’ve had some fascinating close-ups of flowers and plants, a gouache landscape resembling some of the 1930s’ railway posters and collages using crystalline watercolour monoprints and inspired by something as simple as leaves on the pavement.’

The popular show, featuring all these works, takes place on Saturday July from 11am to 3pm. It is free to enter and features a children’s quiz – 19th complete with certificates and free balloons - and complimentary cakes!

Adds Rachel: ‘It is great for our artists to have a chance to display their work which is of a really high standard with several members having been nominated for Fringe awards in the past. We also hope to display work from the young artist we sponsor at Buxton Community School. We pay for a school art prize every year to encourage new talent and it’s great to see what they produce!’

The thriving Burbage Art Group, which meets during school term times, has members of all ages with the youngest being 19. Newcomers are welcome.

Rachel explains: ‘It is a lovely opportunity for people of all abilities to mix with like-minded artists. There is a lot of sharing of ideas particularly from those who have been on courses. One of our recent recruits is an established portrait artist who just found working in his studio a little lonely at times!”

Anyone wanting further information about the exhibition or classes should contact Rachel Slaney on 01538 266220.

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