Local artists' work exhibited as part of new display in Turnpike Gallery

Local artists' work exhibited as part of new display in Turnpike Gallery

An eye-catching exhibition presenting the artwork of dozens of Wigan Borough artists opens this month.

From scenic local landscape paintings to ceramics, portraits and experimental video, OPEN is the latest installation hosted by Leigh’s Turnpike Gallery.

The two month long exhibition, which opens on Saturday, January 28, will showcase 75 pieces of art from a selection of amateur and professional contributors.

Councillor Chris Ready, Wigan Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “We’re thrilled that the Turnpike Gallery is preparing to throw its doors wide open once again for the general public to visit and enjoy the OPEN exhibition.

“It’s brilliant to see artwork from both established artists and those who are just starting out and presenting their art in public for the first time.”

The exhibition will run through to Saturday, March 18.

Alongside the exhibition will be free hands-on activities for visitors, a series of artists talks and opportunities for school workshops.

 Coun Ready added: “The Turnpike Gallery’s OPEN exhibition builds on the amazing work of the council to deliver its cultural manifesto, ‘The Fire Within’.

 “The exhibition supports the cultural manifesto theme 'every community needs a stage' and Leigh is so lucky to have such a great asset within the heart of the community to showcase our local talent."

 The Turnpike Gallery has nurtured local talent over the past 50 years, bringing both national and international artists to Leigh.

 Find out more by visiting The Turnpike Gallery (external link).

Posted on Tuesday 24th January 2023

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