Northlight Art  




Forthcoming Artspace Events:





Introducing a new partnership with Northlight….

Sunday 27th January   9.45am  - 4.30 pm  £75

My Next Chapter For Creatives is a space to think and plan for what’s next………

This one-day programme is a creative collaboration between Coach and Facilitator, Bev Morton and Artist Jean McEwan.

Using creative materials and methods through out, My Next Chapter for Creatives is an immersive and focussed day

working alongside creative professionals and peers, each different, in a supportive environment.

Throughout the session we’ll be exploring:

Your relationship to your creativity   Being an artist as you and asking what is the ‘space that only you can fill’?

Drawing on what inspires you     Growing in yourself and your artistic practice

“I just loved the connection, I loved the people there. As soon as I allowed myself to be less fearful

to be in a room with amazing creative people, you know what I mean (laughs), as soon as I put a

pin in that, I was able to connect on a really human level.”  MORE DETAILS




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.

£3 kitty


Bob Gaunt ‘Arthur Dooley’  8th Feb 7pm

Bob Gaunt gives an entertaining talk about the often controversial self-taught Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley,

popular in the North West and on TV in the 60s/ 70s for his outspoken opinions on art and social class.

His commissioned ecclesiastical sculptures (stations of the cross, crucifixes and resurrection figures) bring

together his communist and catholic ideals. Vehemently anti modernist, his work was social realist at a time when

Anthony Caro was dominant. Having been a thorn in the side of Liverpool Council, the Walker, the Bluecoat,

Tate Liverpool, and Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, he has been dropped from art history.


Show and Tell Evening  1st March 7pm

An informal, social and safe place to talk about a piece of your work, get feedback, network and share

your creative passion.  These sessions are open to artists and craftspeople working in all media and at any point in their

artistic career.  


Rebecca Truman  Aerialist 8th March 7pm

In 1988, Rebecca Truman launched Skinning the Cat – Circus of the Sky, the UK’s first outdoor aerial company, producing ground breaking narrative and character-based shows. The company toured internationally until 2012, establishing a unique style, which brought together Rebecca’s skills as a performer, costumier, rig designer and

artistic director.  The company appeared in cabaret, circus, variety, pantomime and corporate entertainments.  It was an important part of the company’s identity that it was an all-woman organisation.

Skinning the Cat (which takes its name from a traditional trapeze move) Is, by its inclusion in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent collection and in the National Circus Archive at the University of Sheffield, recognised as a forerunner of the contemporary circus movement. Rebecca has recently published Aerialist –

The colourful life of a trapeze artist.


Jen Altman   Human Traces    22nd March 7pm

Jen Altman’s art emerges from her engagement with the human condition as a biologist and therapist. She explores themes of life, death and decay, mostly producing semi-abstract clay forms based on the human body but also makes drawings of her own body. She has recently used an artist’s residency to extend this into the outdoors, creating impermanentimages that were captured only in photographs, and will discuss how this work affected her studio practice.




Susan Thomason      Treacherous Skin        Fri 22nd Feb - Sun 24th Feb

Rescheduled from August and not to be missed, Susan Thomason presents a series of audio visual interactive dress sculptures in her latest show, Treacherous Skn. In Treacherous Skin, the skin performs as an interactive interface that responds to external flux. This is the final statement from the Treacherous Trilogy. 




Impressed!       Sat 30th/Sun 31st March 11am - 4pm

A varied and stimulating group exhibition celebrating  printmaking at Northlight





Rag Market        Sat 13th April 11am - 4pm

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


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