Foxlowe Galleries and Exhibitions
The Foxlowe Arts Centre has three exhibition spaces, the Gallery on the first floor, Cafe gallery in the Drawing Room cafe and spaces in the buildings ground floor hallways.
The Gallery open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Hosting around 6-8 exhibitions a year, usually running for 6 weeks The Gallery is always worth visiting. The Gallery is completely staffed by volunteer stewards.
Drawing Room Gallery open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The Cafe Gallery holds a variety of smaller exhibitions of local artists along the cafe walls.
Hallway Gallery open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The exhibitions in the Hallway’s of the Foxlowe are often displays of local school artwork featuring a topic or theme, the relationships with the schools is looked after by volunteers from the Foxlowe Arts Centre.
Feltworks Exhibition at the Foxlowe Gallery | Saturday 14th March - Sunday 5th April
The Foxlowe Main Gallery is very pleased to be able to show the work of two local artists Ruth Broadbent and Tyra Till, who demonstrate the versatile and extraordinary fibre that is wool when made into felt in an exhibition that runs from Saturday 14th March to Sunday 5th April.
There will be a Preview on Friday March 13th, 6:30-8:30 pm, and a Meet the Artist event on Saturday 14th March, 10-4pm. There are also 3 public felting workshops running in tandem with the exhibition See Cabbage Rose website for details of the workshops.
The rich variety of textures, colours, techniques and combined materials inspire and delight. The natural world is celebrated both in the materials used and the inspiration for the pieces.
From tiny delicate jewellery to large robust rugs are displayed with hand-dyed embroidered images inspired by cell structures and combined with silk. All the felt is hand-made and different from the familiar brightly coloured squares used in children’s craft.
Justin Twigg Exhibition in the Drawing Room Gallery | March - April
Justin Twigg is a local artist with a varied range of experience and talents
Justin Twigg has been a Teacher of Art & Design in secondary schools and colleges from 1993 to the present day and has also worked in industry for several years outside of Art, except for a brief job as a gallery security guard in the Haywood Art Gallery in London during an exhibition of Diego Rivieras work. “Like most who find it impossible to make a living as a professional artist or musician I became a teacher and have taught Design & Technology for twenty seven years. I am a keen amateur musician and have played in many local bands, and have just featured as a musician on Pete Morton’s latest album to be released here in April. I have been painting again for about three years and up to now I have painted over 600 paintings in that time, and entered and won one or two competitions and had my work featured in the Artist magazine a couple of times fairly recently. I also featured briefly as a wildcard on the Sky Landscape artist show at Fountains abbey in 2018.”
More pictures and cards can be seen in
The Fox & Crow Gallery,
The Gallery on Broad St,
Barewalls Gallery in Burslem
And online at www.painters-online.co.uk/artists/Twiggy
1982-84 Art Foundation at Leek School of art, taught by Frederick J England and Kenneth Albrow.
1984 Featured in an article in Leek Post & Times pictured with my work alongside Carel Weight.
1984-87 Degree in Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic.
Abstract work exhibited at Manchester Whitworth Young Contemporaries exhibition, and also the Cornerhouse in 1986. Final degree show articled in Manchester City Limits magazine 1987.