Programme for 2017/2018

Matlock Artist's Society - Annual Art Exhibitions 2018

to be held at The Arkwright Mill, Cromford, Dates to be announced

And Carsington water visitors centre, Henmore room Dates to be announced

At our last exhibition the paintings were again of a very high standard and thus attracted many visitors. We have begun planning our next exhibition to
be held next summer. More help is required, however, with the erection of stands, hanging, writing labels, printing notices, stewarding, as well as
general fetching and carrying. Members are asked to register their offer of help, however little, with Carol Mumford.


Confirmed dates for 2017/2018

September 16th Talk by DANNY WELLS: Exploring History through Art 10am 12noon. Danny's talks and courses celebrate the history of the Victorian age. His aim is to unlock the past "discovering, stimulating and creating a greater understanding of focused areas", the Derbyshire Dales being one of them. The talk is open to all and will be followed by the AGM which all members are urged  to attend. 


February 17th JANET MAYLED: Mixed media and Pastel workshop, open to members only, 10.30am-4pm. Having trained as a textile designer, Janet uses acrylics, watercolour and dye to create bold and vivid images of a variety of subjects.


October 7th PRESIDENT'S SOCIAL EVENING AND PRIZE GIVING 7pm-10pm, at All Saints Church Hall. There will be supper and a raffle. Members should provide their own beverages

March 17th PETER WOOLLEY: Watercolour Demonstration open to the public 10am-12 noon. This will be followed by his members only workshop until 4pm. Peter's watercolours take shape from outdoor sketches made during extensive tours of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. He runs workshops across the UK and on cruise-ships.


October 21st ALDO BALDING: Portraits in Oils Demonstration 10am-12.30pm This will be open to the public and will be followed by his workshop for members only until 4pm. "The way a person holds their body can say far more about their feelings and intentions than their words" This inspires Aldo to "catch the mood of the moment".


April 21st PAUL TALBOT-GREAVES: Watercolour demonstration open to the public 10am-12 noon. This will be followed by his members only workshop until 4pm. Paul's work "reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape". He has a passion for the "pre-industrial era where crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures still survive".


November 18th BRIAN SMITH: An all day workshop open to members only, 10am-4pm. Although Brian works primarily in watercolour and acrylics with a focus on people and architectural, the emphasis here will be on drawing.


May 19th MAGGIE ROBINSON: A members only acrylics workshop, 10am-4pm. The emphasis, with an abstract theme, will be on light, atmosphere and colour techniques. A former musician, Maggie's own work "interprets the relationship between the melodious, harmonic and rhythmical elements found in music and the natural beauty, colour and energy of our English countryside".


December 2nd CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND RAFFLE, BAKEWELL Golf Club. Meet at 1.00pm for 1.30pm.

June 16th HAZEL LALE: An all-day watercolour workshop open to members only 10am-4pm. Hazel chooses a wide variety of subject matter but mainly those which she considers will allow her to play with colour and "break free of outline".


January 20th HAIDEE-JO SUMMERS: Oil Demonstration 10am-12noon. This will be open to the public and will be followed by her members only workshop until 4pm. Known for painting landscapes and seascapes en-plein-air, Haidee has won "many prizes for her work which features fresh and vibrant brushwork coupled with keen drawing and observational skills".


July 21st NICKI DENNETT: An all-day workshop open to members only 10am-4pm. Nicki's mixed media prints are made by "building up layers of different techniques including collagraph, solar plate etching and mono printing".



Further dates, including those of our 2018 Exhibition, Day Excursion/s  and Plein-Air sessions TBA. Portrait Group, every first Wednesday, and  Self-Help Group, every second Thursday, will continue monthly. 


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