Past News 2007

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Hebden Bridge Exhibition 2007

Hebden Bridge Exhibition 2007

Fri, Sat and Sun 14, 15 and 16 September
Fri, Sat and Sun 21, 22 and 23 September
Open 11 - 5pm all dates

Preview - Saturday 15th September 11 - 2pm

Thank you to all those came to the exhibtion, it was a fantastic event with wonderful work. You can see photos in Past Events.

Founder's Plate 2007

Founder's Plate 2007

Congratulations to John Whyman who won this years Founder's Plate. His watercolour scene of Haworth won over the judge Paul Haywood, a lecturer at University of Salford. You can see more photographs on our events page.

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11th September is the Selection night for the exhibition in Hebden Bridge. £2.00 hanging fee per picture. The usual rules apply - D-rings and cord on a sturdy frame, no screw eyes or wire. Mounted but unframed works in cellowrap may be submitted free of charge but if sold, the society may take a small percentage.
The exhibition will be hung on Thursday, 13th September at the Arts Festival Shop, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge and will be open from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm on 14th, 15th and 16th September and 21st, 22nd and 23rd September.

On 25th September Jack Hammill will give a Watercolour demonstration. This will be a "step by step", and you are invited to paint along with Jack.

On 16th October we have the appraisal for the Jack Hammill painting.
On 23rd October Shahida Dolan will give a demonstration of her Acrylic painting style.

On 6th November Margaret Whyman will demonstrate pastel techniques. This is hands on, so bring your pastels.
On 13th November we have the Acrylic Appraisal.
On 20th November Stephen Slater will talk about Painting from Photographs with help of DVD's.You can see some of Stephen's ideas for the demonstration on our website in our Artist's Advice section.

On 4th December is the Pastel Appraisal
On 11th December is the Founders Plate. Members are invited to bring one picture painted in the last twelve months for appraisal by a prestigious personage as yet undecided. Also there will be food and drink.
On 18th December we will have a Christmas still life. Bring your own props.

The society will reconvene on Tuesday 8th January

Rochdale Artists presented Berkeley Moir painting to Touchstones on behalf of the people of Rochdale

Saturday 26th May 2007 12-00pm
- Touchstones Art Gallery Rochdale

Rochdale Artists presented the painting to the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale at Touchstones Gallery.
For more information on directions and facilities, visit the Touchstones website :

Thank you to all who came to the event. You can now see the photographs from the day.

Presentation of Berkeley Moir's Painting Touchstone Gallery, Rochdale May 2007


Rochdale Artists Gallery is Now Open!
Have a look at our member's work.


On 1st May we have a gallery night. Stacey would like to photograph our paintings for the website.
On 15th May John Whyman will give a talk and demo 'Taking Art into the Community'. John will show us how he simplifies his watercolours for beginners.
On May 29th we will have an appraisal for the Community Art work.

Margaret Whyman will give a give a Pastel Demo and showing a video on June 5th.
On June 19th we have an appraisal for the pastel paintings.
The centre is Closed on 26th June but Shahida is graciously allowing us the run of her garden for a painting evening.

On July 3rd The Centre is Closed.

On July 17th Stuart Clough will give a talk / demo 'How to paint Loosely in Acrylics'. Stuart has been around the local scene for many years. He started with oils, then moved onto watercolours and now is painting superbly loose acrylics. He paints mainly landscapes and seascapes.
On 24th July we have a life drawing evening, Shahida's daughters, Ayesha and Ambrine will be the models, in traditional dress.
On 14th August we have an appraisal for the acrylics work.
On 21st August we have the life drawing appraisal.

The centre is closed on 4th September.

Berkeley Moir

As most of you will be aware, Berkeley Moir passed away in December 2006. As a fitting tribute, it was agreed by the committee and members for the group to purchase a picture of Berkeley's, with a view to donating it to the art gallery. There is already a painting of Berkeley's hanging in the Mayor's office, so it was felt that the donated picture will be a compliment to this one, for a more public audience.
The gesture is one which would have been approved by Berkeley as he was a person who had a sense of civic pride, duty and was both talented and generous. It has been suggested that the Founder Member's work should be donated by one of the other Founders; Jack Hammill at a ceremony to be arranged. Any suggestions from the members would be appreciated.

Founder's Plate

Jenny Davis, winner of the Founder's Plate 2006

Congratulations to Jenny Davis who won the Founder's Plate in 2006. The competition was judged by Colin Gilbert and presented by Jack Hammill.


On 23rd January we will be having a bring-along still life, with the theme anything you may carry with you in your pockets. There will be a still life appraisal on 6th February.
On 20th February, George Hardy will be giving the group a talk on 'Relative Art', with an appraisal on 13th March.
On 27th March Frank Gordon, a local north-west artist will be giving a slide presentation of his work, which is mainly focused around landscapes in various mediums.There will also be an appraisal for this on Landscapes on 17th April.
You can see some of his work on his website:
The centre is CLOSED on 10th April for Easter.

Annual General Meeting

On 13th February is the AGM. This year all offices are up for election. I will be stepping down as the Events Secretary, and there may also be other positions that need to be filled. If you feel you would be interested in being on the committee, or have any points to raise, please come along.

Goodbye from Me..

As this will be my last newsletter, I would just like to thank the group for the wonderful experiences as the Events Secretary. I feel I have learned a great deal from the position over the years and hope I have served the group well in this role. I will hopefully be still around, continuing as the website coordinator. I would also like to thank everyone for the lovely presentation of Life Membership at the Founder's Plate evening; it was a real surprise and honour.

Littleborough Coach House Exhibition

2nd December - 31st December 2006
Preview Event - Saturday 2nd December 2.00pm - 4.00 pm

Littleborough Coach House Exhibition
^ You can also print off a poster to advertise the exhibition ^

Rochdale Artists exhibition at the Littleborough Coach House. The Selection Night is Tuesday 28th November. Members will also have the opportunity to sell unframed work, if suitably packaged and labelled.

The Entry form is available on the website: Extras

New Website

This is the new and updated version of It will hopefully download faster and is accessible to those who use screenreaders. If you have any problems, please email me.
There are the usual features; newsletter, past events etc., but there is also our 'Extras' page that has Exhibition entry forms, 'Artists Advice' and more features in the future.

New Update! - You can now 'Subscribe' to our Newsletter


We will be having a Watercolour Flower Study night on 12th September. For the night you will need to bring your own paper and watercolours and if you would like to bring any flowers or plants, that would be helpful. There will also be an appraisal for this theme on 26th September. Also in September there will be the third and final calendar selection night. So if you would like any work to be considered for the 2007 calendar, this is your last chance.

On 3rd October Linda Hollingshead will be showing us a demonstration in mixed media. We will be having an Open Night on 24th October. This gives member the opportunity to share their work and get feedback from other members.

We will be having a pen and ink life drawing night, where you can bring your own materials and draw a model, which will possible in costume. Also on 28th November is the Littleborough Coach House Exhibition Selection Night.

This years Founder's Plate will be 12th December. The same rules apply; one piece of work from this year from each member. There will also be refreshments.

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