Group Exhibition at Littleborough Coach House

Rochdale Artists Exhibtion 2015

24th Oct to 22nd Nov 2015

Opening Times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm
Closed Mondays.

An Autumn exhibition of current work by members of Rochdale Artists.
Perfect timing for unique gifts and Christmas shopping!

Colin Gilbert Retrospective

11th – 13th September 2015
St Leonards Church will host the exhibition as part of Middleton Heritage Weekend.

9.30am – 4.00pm Friday and Saturday and
2.00pm - 4.00pm on Sunday

Events September - December 2015

Sept 15th - Zentangle is drawing intricate patterns with fine marker pens, come and have a go at this relaxing and beautiful new trend.
Bring in your Zentangle artwork for appraisal on Oct 13th.

Sept 22nd - Lynne will lead a workshop on acrylic washes. Bring in a simple palette of black, red, blue and yellow paints, as well as brushes and paper to practice the washes yourself.
Bring a piece of work with acrylic washes for an appraisal on Oct 6th.

Oct 20th - Bring in your artwork for the Littleborough Coach House exhibition.

Oct 27th - Our Jenny is doing a talk on her art inspirations and how her style has developed.

Nov 3rd Bring in some of your work to show how your art has developed over the years and what inspired you.
Nov 17th - Keith Wiener will give a talk on watercolour materials. There will be a chance to purchase some art materials tonight.
Nov 24th - We will provide the card and envelopes come and make some Christmas cards you bring the ideas and art mediums.

Dec 8th - Tonight is our Founders Plate evening bring in your best artwork to be judged and enjoy a Christmas buffet. The winner will take home Our Founders Plate.

The centre will be closed 22nd and 29th December, re-opening 5th January 2016.

Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge

30th June 2015

All members were welcome to enter the Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge. There were over 25 entries on various themes, with food being served and the winner was decided through everyone at the event voting on the artworks.
Members of Colin's family also attended the event. Thank you to everyone made this a lovely evening.

Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge at Rochdale Artists

The winning painting "London Burning" by Carl Stockdale.

Events May - September 2015

On 5th May - A demonstration on how to paint with palette knives by Sarah Morley. Showing different knives and techniques she will aim to inspire us to ' have a go' ourselves. Bring in your painting for show and appraisal on 26th May.

June 2nd is the selection night for our exhibition at No 10 Gallery. The exhibition runs from Mon June 8th for four weeks.

George Hardy will give a talk on June 9th. The appraisal for work inspired by the talk will be June 23rd

Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge - 30th June

Bring in your watercolour (approxA4 size) and enter our Colin Gilbert Watercolour challenge. The winner is judged by ballot of our members and final choice if a tie, goes to our President George Hardy.

July 28th A night of sketching each other’s portraits using pencil, charcoal or pastels.

Aug 4th bring in a portrait of a famous face for appraisal inspired by Olga’s talk and our portrait workshop. (See her work at

Aug 18th and 25th community centre closed.

Jack Hammill

We were sad to hear of the death of our Co-Founder, Mr. Jack Hammill on 22nd March 2015.

Jack was a prolific artist, much admired for his outstanding talent and unique style, which he always encouraged people to emulate. Many people have attempted to produce work in his style over the years, but none has been as successful as he in these essays.

He was also a wonderful gentleman, teacher and motivator. He delivered many demonstrations to our group over the years and helped out a great deal in the early days of our groups' existence.

Jack is a former Rochdale Man of The Year and was the first member of our little group to have been awarded this honour. He was a life member of our society.

Events January - April 2015

On 6th Jan David Bebbington will look at perspective in art and Lorraine will be on hand to give advice on your pastel pictures. Bring in pencils, pastels and paper.

Bring in your sketch or painting of your favourite artist or your version of a favourite piece of artwork and tell us a bit about them on 10th February. The following week Jenny will give us an informative talk on a chosen theme and leave us inspired.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 3rd March. All members are invited to attend.

10th March - Demo from local artist Geoff Butterworth. Come and be inspired to a piece of artwork for the appraisak 31st March.

Shahida Dolan with be demonstrating on 7th April medium techniques. Bring in your paints, brushes and paper to join in. There is an appraisal on 21st April.

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