Branching out to do something different, MAFA member, W. John Hewitt has recently completed Outlandish a colloborative work of poetry and drawings with writers Jo Clement and Damian Le Bas. Last year John joined both writers on St Cuthbert’s Way – a modern walking trail based on an ancient pilgrim’s path – it weaves it’s…Details
MAFA member and past President Gerry Halpin has been named as Manc of the month in January 2020 by Cotton On MCR. Cotton On was set up in 2017 to help promote Manchester’s ever-changing art scene listing current & future exhibitions and creative events to help people find out what’s on and where. In the…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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 and was originally based at the Royal Manchester Institution on Portland Street in the building which is now Manchester Art Gallery.1859 is the same year that Big Ben was…Details
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.…Details
MAFA member Melanie Wilks will be giving an Artist’s Talk on 25th September, at 7 0’Clock in SNAPArts, Walker House, 22 Bond St., Wakefield as part of The Yorkshire Sculpture International Festival.
The Members Exhibtion opened at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery on Saturday and is open till 1st November.Details
The Members Exhibition runs from Saturday till Friday 1st November 2019 at: Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery,Details
We are delighted to invite you to this unique collaboration between Colin Taylor, The Royal Exchange Theatre and Contemporary Six.
MAFA member Barbara Sykes has been invited to exhibit six of her drawings and paintings in the Great North Art Show in Ripon Cathedral from 31 August to 22 September 2019
MAFA artist Angela Herd-Hall was a prizewinner at last year’s Waterside Open Art Exhibition last year, and has now been selected to show more of her work there this month. Visit the Waterside Gallery website for infoDetails