Thinking Big – And Small – At Burbage Art Group

Burbage Art Group’s 2015 Art Exhibition, a highlight of the Buxton Fringe, will be featuring a bumper crop of works of every size and in every medium.

With one of its artists, Laura Critchlow, having had a painting exhibited by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters in London, there will be some beautifully detailed mini-works to enjoy as well as large-scale oils, watercolours and collages from other members of the group, with subject matter ranging from animal studies and Derbyshire landscapes to abstract designs and exotic views from as far a-field as China!

The popular Burbage exhibition takes place on Saturday July 18th from 11am to 3pm. A free event, it has attracted a good deal of attention over the years with several of its artists, including Laura, receiving nominations for Fringe Awards. But organiser Rachel Slaney is keen to explain that the Group is as friendly as ever with a mixed range of abilities and a supportive atmosphere. “We’ve had plenty of beginners and it’s great to see how they have improved and enjoyed themselves.”

The group meets weekly during school term times on Wednesday nights at Burbage Institute in Buxton and has both male and female members with ages currently ranging from 20 to 80 plus. It also sponsors young artists from Buxton Community School, generally featuring their exciting new work at the exhibition.

The one-off summer art show is supremely family-friendly offering free cakes and refreshments plus a children’s quiz with sticker and balloon for all completed sheets! Says Rachel: “It’s great for the group to have a chance to display its work plus we are always keen to meet people who might want to join us in the future!”

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

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