Small Works exhibition: The Whitaker

Saturday 30 November saw the opening of the Small Works exhibition at The Whitaker. Thank you to everyone who came along to the private view. There is plenty of time to see the exhibition which runs until 2 February 2020. The Whitaker is open 10am -5pm, Wed- Sun, every week and is looking particularly festive…

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Finishing Touches to new MAFA exhibition

Staff are making the finishing touches to the new MAFA exhibition at The Whitaker, Rossendale. The artworks have been hung on the gallery walls and the sculptures have been positioned on their plinths. The labels are going up this afternoon and there are just a few mirror plates to paint out. The exhibition looks amazing,…

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Private View at the Whitaker

          Staff at The Whitaker will be busy installing the new MAFA exhibition this week. Screwdrivers, mirror plates and stepladders are at the ready to hang the many works of art delivered to the gallery by MAFA members last week. The exhibition will open officially with a private view on Saturday…

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MAFA celebrates 160 years

This month MAFA celebrates its 160th birthday. This makes it one of the oldest art societies in the UK. It was first set up in 1859 to organise annual open exhibitions in Manchester Art Gallery, which was then known as the Manchester Institution. 1859 is the same year that Big Ben was installed in Westminister…

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‘Quarry’ – By Lorna Green

“Quarry” 2017-2019, by Lorna Green with music by Julia Harding is a sculpture/video/music installation about four aspects of Endon Quarry in Kerridge, Macclesfield.   Filmed over 12 months, the videos:- ‘Machines Story’, ‘Quarry Landscape’, Birds, Bees and Butterflies’, and ‘Water, Mud, Snow’ play with natural sounds and repeated with music, was first exhibited at The…

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