Forthcoming Artspace Events:
FRIDAY ‘ARTISTS TALK’ EVENINGS
Discover more about how artists work and share your experience over a glass of wine.
Sessions will vary from informal discussions, ‘Show & Tell’ evenings to more formal lectures.
Friday 13th March 7pm Nicolas de Stael A talk by Dominic Vince
An introduction to the work and life of Nicolas de Stael, and the brief, turbulent journey of one
of the most distinctive voices in modern painting.
From figurative painting to abstract then back again, from refugee, to Foreign Legionnaire
to artist, from Russia, to Morocco to Paris, via, of all things, an innocuous football match……….
Sat 4th April 11am - 4pm
HEBDEN BRIDGE RAG MARKET
Hebden Bridge WI return to Northlight with their popular Rag market - a fantastic market place of all things textile!
Also at the Town Hall and the Egg Factory
Fri 1st May 7 - 9pm ANNIE HARRISON & BOB GAUNT
Art historian Bob Gaunt and Northlight artist Annie Harrison present their new project, a walk along
rivers and canals from Liverpool to Hull, to explore the legacies of these ‘cities of culture’.
With a special interest in participation and access to the arts, Annie and Bob will be inviting the
audience to join the discussion about the importance of culture for all.
Fri 15th May 7 - 9pm SIMON MANFIELD
Space and Solidarity
Simon Manfield talks about his remarkable recent drawings and illustrations.
“Themes of memory, place and time run through my arts practice. The work I will speak about
represents, in visual terms, two related motifs that weave between those themes: space, an
adorned or unadorned distance present in the compositions, and the solidarity of the communities
I portray. Both inform the cycle of everyday life, both extraordinary and mundane.”
Fri 5th June 7 - 9pm MARTIN HEARNE
‘The people in these paintings are closer than they appear’
Travelling along the same Bradford streets every day, Marti Hearne’s paintings reflect that
experience. The results are paintings about Bradford that are both familiar and personal,
inventive and moving. Hearne’s career has taken him from painting to ceramics
(teaching ceramics at Bradford College) and now back to painting.
We present short exhibitions that dovetail aroiund our course programme
SHARON BENTLEY CHORDS ON CANVAS
Opening evening Friday 24th April 7pm - 9pm (All Welcome)
Exhibition open Sat 25th - Sun 26th April11am-5pm
Over the last three years, Sharon Bentley has been painting Hebden Bridge’s ‘busker’ community.
In this, her first solo exhibition, she captures the spirit of our towns many diverse and amazing performers,
the people and it’s buildings.
THE HAPPY WEDNESDAYS COLOUR IN THE VALLEY
Opening evening Friday 8th May 7pm - 9pm (All Welcome)
Exhibition open Sat 9th- Sun 10th May 11am-5pm
A group of painters who met at Northlight Art School’s Wednesday “Painting towards Abstraction” class led by
These talented artists have explored forms drawn from the visible and invisible world, using shapes, colour and gestural marks to create expressive and abstract artworks. They have remained free of representational restraints and taken each painting on a journey, aiming to express their own thoughts
Opening Evening Thursday 2nd July 7-9pm
Then open throughout the Open Studios weekend 3rd - 5th July 11am - 5pm
Over 200 aspiring artists attend Northlight Art School’s weekly classes. This wonderfully diverse exhibition celebrates their
achievement and the spirit of creative aspiration at Northlight.
Painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, stained glass and work from our amazing Young Northlighters
HEBDEN BRIDGE OPEN STUDIOS
Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th July 11am - 5pm
A warm welcome awaits you at this year’s Hebden Bridge Open Studios event - a great chance to take in the breadth
of Northlight’s resident artist’s work. An unmissable family friendly event where you can chat to the artists,
discover how they make their art and of course buy direct from the studio. Refreshments, kids activity table and more!