'CUT GRASS, LAVENDER and CHANEL No.5'
THE WEAVERS FACTORY
APRIL 6TH & 7TH, 2019
You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening Weekend of the Weavers Factory gallery in Saddleworth with the exhibition ‘Joan Charnley - Cut Grass, Lavender & Chanel No.5”
10am-4pm, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019
THE HISTORY OF UPPERMILL
Artist and lecturer Dr John Hewitt and students from Manchester School of Art explore the history of Uppermill and the Weavers Factory.
John will be exhibiting a selection of his sketchbook drawings of Uppermill, focusing on the area’s history of weaving and its influence on architecture, landscape and design.
John’s Illustration with Animation students will be responding to ‘The Great Exhibition’, the infamous 1853 art exhibition in Saddleworth which was attended by Charles Dickens. Did Dickens visit Saddleworth, or was it Victorian ‘fake news'‘?
THE LIFE OF JOAN CHARNLEY
Weavers Factory curator and landscape artist Julian Bovis focuses on the life of Weavers Factory patron Joan Charnley and her 50-years in Saddleworth.
Julian will be hand-selecting a range of Joan’s favourite sketches, drawings and paintings. Most of the artwork has been hidden for 50-years and will be available for sale for the very first time.
Julian will also be exhibiting a number of brand new landscapes created especially for the launch of the Weavers Factory gallery, on the subject of Joan Charnley’s travels, exploring her favourite places including Suffolk, Scotland and India.
THE WORK OF JOAN CHARNLEY
Lecturers Mark Rigby and Hayley Goodwin, and their students from Oldham College, will study the work of patron Joan Charnley.
The Weavers Factory is delighted to welcome design students from Oldham College who will be responding to the 1950s and 1960s textile designs of patron Joan Charnley.
Under the guidance of art lecturer Mark and graphic designer lecturer Hayley, students from the first and second year will be displaying their own work for sale for the first time in an art gallery; a perfect opportunity to buy work before the artists become famous!