Tuesday, 26 June 2018

You are Invited!

Our artists have been working hard behind the scenes to get original work ready for our annual Fresh and Unframed Exhibition.
This year sees lots of lovely local artists taking part from all over Derbyshire.
Artists taking part include, Pam Smart, Alison Wake, Lisa Green, Martin Sloman, Ruth Gray, Karina Goodman, John Sheils, Dawn Wakefield, Janice Allen, Jenny Oldknow, Marie Keane, Charles Wilby, Shelia Baldock, Sylvia Oxsping, Stephen Woolley, Rebecca Webster, Carole Knight, Sonya Allen,Marilyn Micallef to name but a few!
The aim of this exhibition is to provide a level platform for all artists to exhibit in an affordable way. All work is under £100.

On Friday the 29th June, 5.30 - 8pm there is a chance to meet some of the artists taking part and browse the work before the exhibition opens 11 - 4 pm on Saturday. Light refreshments will be available and there is plenty of parking nearby.

Everyone is welcome to join us and view the works on show . We hope you can come along and celebrate the fabulous art of the Purple and Grey art group and friends.

Tansley Village Hall is located at the heart of Tansley, next to the village green and children's playground.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Purple and Grey Harley Gallery Visit

We would like to thank the Harley Gallery for hosting our group of artists today and for letting us all have an early morning tour of the Portland Collection before the public came in.
The Dukes of Portland and their families have amassed Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection over the centuries.

'Changing displays from The Collection are on show in our spacious new gallery, which opened in March 2016. Masterpieces include Michelangelo’s Madonna del Silenzio (c.1538). Also showing are  a rarely seen Van Dyck painting of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford and George Stubbs’s painting of the 3rd Duke of Portland on horseback outside the stables at Welbeck. Further highlights include the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, and The Portland Tiara by Cartier.' Find out more.

We were happy to find out that the Harley Gallery are shaking up their open this year by asking artists to bring their finished work to the gallery for judging they are having a broader approach too hoping to attract school aged artists as well as emerging and professional this will bring a more inclusive feel as well as making for a eclectic show. For more information about the Harley Open click here.

There are many events taking place at Harley Gallery throughout the year we recommend you sign up to their mailing list to keep updated.

We are planning visits to other galleries and local places of interest to artists next year please follow our blog to keep in the loop! 

Monday, 11 June 2018

Skies and Afternoon Tea Lunch and Learn Workshop with Purple and Grey

Skies and Afternoon Tea 
July 11th 10 -2 pm

Tansley Village Hall
Church Street, Tansley, 

Matlock DE4 5FH

Working with watercolours we will be bold and brave creating big skies, moody ones and creating atmosphere using graduation, wet into wet techniques and the less conventional!
Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to create something other than a pretty blue sky.

Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring plenty of A4/A3 good quality watercolour paper.

We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.

Workshop cost £45.

To book please email: purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.com and mention any special dietary requirements.