What’s On

what’s on around the area in the artists’ community:

(see more on Lodge Artists Show and Tell )

Lodge Artists’ 41st Annual Exhibition 2019

The Farmhouse Gallery, Astley Park, Chorley Friday 28th November – Sunday 22nd December

Open Mon.Wed. Fri. Sat & Sun. 12.00 to 3.30pm. Entry free.

Lodge Artists’ Summer Exhibition 2019

The Farmhouse Gallery, Astley Park, Chorley 28th June – 28th July. Open Mon., Wed. and Fri. 12.00 to 3.30pm, 10am – 4pm weekends.

‘A Personal View’ Exhibition by Donald Holden

Donald’s Exhibition is running 11th till 26th May 2019

at the Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH. 10am – 4pm daily

Donald will be in attendance Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th May 12 – 4pm.

Open studio 2019

Exhibiting artists: Dino Oddi, John Mulraney, Warren Green, Dennis Dodds, Pete Marsh, Sarah Ozanne, Chris Rivers, Jasmine Lancaster, Shonagh Short, Jane Orange, Rob Miller and of course our guest artist Jon Purdy.


Get Creative Festival 2019 –

celebrating participation in cultural and creative activities of all forms, spanning a diverse range of groups and environments.


from Loz Lomax’s update:

The Harris Museum, Preston

Graft: A show of U K young artists 5th April – 2nd June 2019

Film / print / ceramic http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/

Brownedge Festival 4th May for 1 week


painting, photography, concerts

Longitude Gallery www.longitude.gallery

Gosh art – Gosha Gibek www.goshart.co.uk

Atelier Arts (formerly Ribble Valley Art Studios) www.atelierarts.co.uk

The Keep www.thekeep.online


Platform Gallery www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/platformgallery

The Stewards Gallery www.lancashire.gov.uk/clitheroecastlemuseum

Knowle Top Studios – photography www.knowletop.com


Summer Art Walk Friday 14th June 4:00 – 8:30pm

Autumn Art Walk Sunday 15th Sept 11:00 – 4:00pm Www.facebook.com/artwalkevent

Beckstone Art Gallery

Rob Walker, Trevor Lingard, Carl Whitfield and James Naughton, amongst many others www.beckstoneartgallery.co.uk

Courtyard Gallery Cafe

Cafe, Gallery and Craft space Clifton Fields PR40XG

Avant Garden Centre

Regular exhibitions in café. Ongoing sale of Judith Herring’s work, including crafts and repurposed furniture.

Art Lessons/ Groups

Judith Herring at Avant plus ‘Painting with Judith’ – Saturday Acrylics Cedar Farm, various workshops, drawing,

Lino print exhibition by Carnes Fine Art, including Chris McLoughlin contemporary landscapes www.chrismcloughlin.co.uk

Terry O’Toole painting and drawing www.painting-classes-uk.net

Barton Grange various day courses including Les Darlow pastels; Watercolour; Creative Pen and Wash www.bartongrange.co.uk

Preston Art Society Tuesday evenings (alternate) wwwprestonartsociety.weebly.com

Bashall Barn

Bowland atelier, Fine art studios. Cassandra Batterby and John Rotherham. Visitors welcome by prior appointment 07736540895 info@bowlandatelier.co.uk to arrange a visit www.bowlandatelier.co.uk

Rivington Village Tea Room

Cards prints by Risie Rimmer Art by Elise.

Cafe Ambio & Farmhouse  Gallery Astley Hall

Various exhibitions including Lodge Artists.

Lytham Heritage Centre

various art exhibitions at Booths Fylde Gallery, Lytham Hall

Create Longridge

13th July 2019 £2000 Prize

Create a piece of work from scratch on the day painting within a 3 mile radius of Longridge. Entry fee £20 info@createlongridge.co.uk

The Atkinson Southport

Sefton Open from 13th April to 21st May 10:00 till 4:00.

Southport Palette Club will also be running an exhibition. There is a regular landing exhibition with items for sale, as well as a fine art exhibition. The museum is also worth a look. www.theatkinson.co.uk


Gallery H, The Promenade www.gallery-h.co.uk

Tracy Levine, High Bank Cottage www.tracylevine.co.uk

Pier Lane Gallery www.pierlanegallery.com

OCG – Old Courthouse Gallery Ambleside

Original paintings, Glass, Pottery, Sculpture, Feltwork Prints www.ocg-arts.com

Fairfield, Mill Sedburgh

8th April – Acrylic workshop

9th June – Trees acrylic workshop with Stuart Gray

19th May – Wild Sea watercolour

20th Oct – Autumn Hedgerow watercolour workshop with Ruth Clayton

There are workshops studios and craft shops inside the mill, it also has a cafe. www.fairfieldmill.org

Ribble Urban Sketchers

Meets at various venues across Lancashire, but mainly in the Ribble Valley corridor. Generally a Tuesday and Sunday but can change. A meet starts with a brew, about 2hrs sketching – lunch and another sketching period. Usually ends at 3:30, with everyone sharing their efforts. See Ribble Urban Sketchers on Facebook for details.

The Lunesdale arts trail –

18/19 May and 25/26/27 May 2019


Studio Vault, Settle – exhibitions 5th/6th July 2019, art courses 13th/14th July 2019.


Cavagan Art Exhibition by Adrienne Craddock & Kenneth Craddock 

‘The Printed Image’ 20th April – 1st June 2019


Useful links to our regular visiting artists’ websites