Blog Week 47

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Christmas Charity Evening
Thursday 14th December 6-8pm

Festive cheer, art and charity, what a great combination.  On the 14th December we would like to invite you to enjoy some festive cheer in the gallery in aid of the amazing Onside Youth Zones who are the charity behind the awesome youth centres throughout the region and UK including Chorley’s Inspire Youth Zone and also locally in Wigan, Bolton and Blackburn.

To give everybody the opportunity to support the charity, we will be hosting a Christmas gathering at the gallery in the evening from 6-8pm where a selection of ceramic artworks by internationally collected potters will be for sale with 100% of the proceeds from these sales going towards the charity.  The artworks have been donated by the potters so we would be thrilled if you could come along, enjoy some festive cheer and perhaps go home with a wonderful piece of artwork having supported an incredible local cause.

Along with the proceeds of the pottery sales, we will also be donating 10% of any additional purchases from our gallery owned stock on the evening.   It is a great opportunity to pick up last minute Christmas presents or maybe that piece of art that you have had your eye on whilst also supporting the Youth Zones which have done so much for local young people and our community.

Do come and join us for a relaxed evening in good company from 6-8pm, there may even be a mince pie and glass of mulled wine!Untitled.001

Rare Editions from Todd White

This week we have acquired two rare and previously sold out limited edition prints from Todd White including the eternally popular edition, ‘Pour it On’.  Quick to sell out upon release, this rare gem is a bit of a unicorn in the Todd White world and does not come to market often.  Don’t hang around on this one if you have been kicking yourself previously for not acquiring it before.

The second of the two rare editions is another classic, ‘Those Mad Mad Chefs’.  Todd has visited the theme of chefs periodically over the last couple of decades and never fails to capture the quirky eccentricity of the subjects.  This edition is a case in point and why the edition has been so popular over the years.

Todd White Those Mad Mad Chefs

Craig Everett Originals and New Limited Editions

Yorkshire artist Craig Everett has been one of our emerging stars of 2023 with his popularity growing with every new release throughout the year.  We are thrilled on this occasion to be able to not only bring you his latest limited edition print entitled ‘Pie Man’, but have also acquired the original painting which inspired the print.

Nick Holdsworth Originals

This month we also have new original works by the talented contemporary Midlands artist Nick Holdsworth.  Nick’s technique is truly unique, using a combination of digital tools and airbrush by hand, he pixelates the imagery using iconic logos and motifs before unleashing his airbrush to complete the artworks.  These detail on these works really need to be seen in person so do call in and take a look if you can.

Also New In……

Let’s a Go by Craig Davison, signed limited edition print, £695

Rural Life by Steven Townsend, original acrylic on canvas

Snow Waterside Wigan, oil on board by James Lawrence Isherwood

Horse and Moon, large original mixed media by Geoffrey Key, dated 1988.

Fabian Perez Exhibition

This month we also hosted our latest Fabian Perez exhibition which was a great evening for everybody who attended and a fantastic opportunity to catch up with our favourite South American artist who has been visiting us at Hepplestone’s for almost 15 years.

We were thrilled to unveil his latest original paintings along with some new and previously unseen limited edition prints.  We still have a selection of his original paintings and limited edition prints on show in the gallery so if you missed out do call in an take a look at what is on show.

Kayleigh, Original Charcoal by Fabian Perez, in the gallery now.

A selection of the photographs from the exhibition are available to view on the website by clicking here now.

And finally don’t forget the 14th December, we hope to see you then!