View some of the current work
The Art Group has been in existence for many years; initially as a tutor led group.
Blackburn with Darwen had to withdraw the tutor 8 years ago due to financial pressures, but we decided to carry on by paying the rent and providing our own materials.
A number of us have been with the group from the beginning and have been delighted to welcome a steady flow of enthusiastic new members.
New artists are always very welcome no matter what level of experience. We hope to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and mutual encouragement and also meet like-minded people and have a good time! We see how confidence grows and flourishes and that sticking with the challenges results in the pleasure of completing a picture.
The works are very varied and reflect the many styles of painting in the group. We actively encourage a variety of mediums and have themes and topics to explore during the year. These include life drawing, collage, watercolour, acrylics, and working “en plein air” when the weather allows.
We have contributed to a number of wider community projects, including the Great War centenary and the Turton Heritage. Members have visited exhibitions in the region and participated in external workshops covering various artistic styles.
The Barlow have provided essential support from the beginning. They suggested the room most suitable for an art group; good light is very important and we are still there after all this time. We pay the rent every ten weeks in advance throughout the year except at Christmas and New Year.
The Barlow has also agreed to let us display our work in the Saturday café and Reading room spaces. This gives members of the group a chance to exhibit and hopefully provide a source of interest for visitors to the Barlow. Artworks can be offered for sale if members so wish!
Anna Harvey and Hilary Revell
On behalf of the Barlow Art Group
The group meets every Thursday morning; 10 am until 12 pm
If you are interested in joining the group please contact Anna Harvey Telephone: 01204 852769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our recent work: (Please note these works are Copyright and no reproduction is allowed without permission of the artist).