MAFA Day at the Weavers Factory

The Weavers Factory are organising a MAFA day on the 26 April 2020 for MAFA members and friends to celebrate Barbara Sykes new exhibition The Human Condition. When somebody labelled her work ‘sad’, artist Barbara Sykes began to add comedic party hats to her existing drawings. Barbara’s provocative response reveals an unintentionally frivolous side to…

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Visual Quality of Materials in Sculpture

Join MAFA member David Sprakes in a lecture on the Visual Quality of Materials in Scupture at the Mall Galleries in London. There is free entry to the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists for whose who attend this talk.   “The sculpture evolves through enquiry, investigation and exploration. Drawing, maquette studies,…

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Christmas Opening Times: MAFA exhibition

If you are planning on visiting The Whitaker over the Christmas holidays to see MAFA’s latest exhibition Small Works, here are the opening times: 23rd December – 10am – 5pm Christmas Eve – ticket only event  Christmas Day – CLOSED Boxing Day – CLOSED 27 December – 10am – 5pm 28 December – 10am – 5…

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John Sprakes’ Journey into Abstraction

MAFA member John Sprakes has recently launched his book Journey Into Abstraction. In it, he discusses his artistic career spanning over sixty years. The book looks at the development of his work from figurative, derivative, through to abstraction. John studied at Doncaster College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art before settling in Nottinghamshire where…

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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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John McCombs is at the Royal Society Annual Exhibition 26th November – 8th December 2019

MAFAPP artist John McCombs is showing recent work in London One of four paintings ‘Riverbanks, Saddleworth, Autumn’ by John McCombs ROI RBA is on show at the Royal Society of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London. The official opening is ‪on 26th November‬, and the show runs ‪until 8th December‬.…

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