Thursday, 24 June 2010

open art house - 3&4 july 2010

For one weekend only, thewhitegallery and artist Jo Deas are hosting an open art house at Jo's beautiful designer home in Wilmslow. Jo and husband Ben have kindly given over their living space so that five talented local artists (including Jo) can exhibit their work.

“We thought it would be a great opportunity to invite people to come and have a look at contemporary art exhibited in a home environment,” says Jo, who began life working in illustration and design and returned to her first love, painting, once her three children had started school.

The house has featured in a number of interiors magazines and the space is ideal for an exhibition. “Sometimes visiting large galleries can be a little bit daunting” Jo explains. “The art is beautifully displayed but it’s difficult for people to imagine how it might look above their own fireplace.”

All that is about to change, as we hang over 40 pictures by Jo, Amanda Wigglesworth, Jenny Hirst, Sabine Kussmaul and Fiona Charis Carswell.

All work is for sale and people are welcome to come along between
2-4pm on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 july
to enjoy the exhibition.

Lindow House can be found on Lindow Lane (off Racecourse Road), Wilmslow SK9 5LH.

mixed media painting by jo deas

For more information about the open art house, please call Fiona on 0776 167 7370.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

thewhitegallery sponsors Young Macc: ART at Barnaby...

thewhitegallery is pleased to be sponsoring a great event at the Barnaby Festival.

Young Macc: ART is a mixed-media show of the best art from over 20 Macclesfield primary and secondary schools. It celebrates the hard work and creative vision of pupils of all ages and their teachers too. All schools have been invited to exhibit the work they are most proud of.

Visit the exhibition, which takes place at the Town Hall on Market Place, and spot the talent of tomorrow.

Young Macc: ART, sponsored by thewhitegallery, continues until 26th June.

'Art at al PANINO' - 17 June to 17 July

A specially commissioned photomontage of Macclesfield by Jack Lloyd, for the 'Art at al PANINO' exhibition.

As part of the Barnaby Festival, we've teamed up with al PANINO cafe bar on Chestergate to present a new exhibition of work by over 20 white gallery artists, including Amanda Wigglesworth, Jenny Hirst, Di Metcalfe, Carlo Eves and Jane Osmond, who, although best known for her beautiful etchings, is presenting oil paintings for the first time.

Art at al PANINO is a new collaboration: for a while now i've been looking for new and interesting spaces to hang my artists' work. When Julia, who owns the cafe, came into the gallery one day last year we got talking. Only days before I'd been in the cafe, coveting its wall space. Don't you just love serendipity. So now we're putting on an exhibition together - a great opportunity to showcase more work to more people, and enjoy great coffee into the bargain.

Art at al PANINO runs from 17 June to 17 July.

Please come along over the Festival weekend especially, and enjoy seeing Macclesfield as you've never seen it before. If you go on the festival website there's an art quiz for the kids too, so you can enjoy walking around all the different exhibitions and venues, whilst the children are kept busy hunting for clues.

Don't miss out - please get involved, buy tickets for some of the fabulous events, and support this not-for-profit festival which deserves every success.

al PANINO cafe bar is open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday & 10am-4.30pm on Sundays.