Florence Mine

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Florence Mine

I again visited Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria in August and worked with and alongside a great group of artists doing innovative work in Ground 4 Extra. See www.florenceartscentre.com for more information. The exhibition, a varied response to the former iron site in; process based documentation, light boxes, film and installation continues until 7th September and is open 10-4pm Wednesday-Sunday. Jayne Seddon and I are still developing our project sited in post industrial...

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Carbon Landscapes

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Carbon Landscapes

Below is some new infomation I have just put in the Moving Marks display box, in the in-door block on Pennington Flash Country Park: Local artists Catherine Hawkins and Jayne Seddon, who work in this areas natural places have recently been visiting the dis-used iron ore Florence mine, in Egremont, Cumbria. They have been fundraising for an art and dance project which will take place there and locally in Atherton, where a new conservation/arts centre is in development. Since Florence Mine closed in the nineties the shower block has become a...

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New in the Box-Egremont Red!

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New in the Box-Egremont Red!

There is something new, in the small Moving Marks display box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park. Here is the information  displayed alongside the box, Egremont Red-I recently visited the dis-used, iron ore, Florence mine in Egremont, Cumbria, (http://www.florencemine.com/). Since the mine closed in the nineties the shower block has become a thriving arts centre. Artists materials including paint, pastel and pencils are made out of the iron ore mined just before closure. The pit head, like Astley Green still stands. With...

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New Shop!

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New Shop!

I recently opened an online shop for all the making I have been doing, while recovering from my leg injury over the past year. You can find handmade textile art, (like the Little Landscapes, wall hanging pictured) gifts and homeware in my Etsy shop, https://FromTheSheperdsHut.etsy.com/  I also have a new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fromtheshepherdshut and make handmade gifts and homeware espacially for Inspire Gift Shop, 115 Market Street, Atherton, M46 0DF, www.facebook.com/InspireAtherton Especially the textile art is inspired by my...

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New in The Box

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New in The Box

Local Artist Aaron Pearce will be exhibiting three new paintings, in the small display box in the in-door block on Pennington Flash Country Park, throughout March and April. Here is the exhibition information, Ni ten ichi ryu, Aaron Pearce.   For my current art work I am exploring the idea of painting on reclaimed plywood board.   In September 2016 I was fortunate enough to acquire 3 sheets of perfectly weathered and moldy plywood boards from the vehicle compound of Tesco’s sub station at the loom retail park.   Selected...

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Currently in the Box

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Currently in the Box

 I’m beginning to ask artists if they would like to offer up to eight pieces of work to display in this small box, in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh over a period of time. I have just done this myself with the recent ‘About Corris, October 2016’ exhibition (scroll down for more information and also see my Facebook page @CatherineHawkinsArtist). There is space for half a side of A4 information and contact details for any artist who takes part, within the display. Anybody can offer creative work for display...

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‘Around Corris October 2015′

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‘Around Corris October 2015′

The exhibition ‘Around Corris October 2015′ is coming to an end in the small display box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park. Many thanks to Flower Shop by Gill, 1A Smith Street, Atherton, M46 0DB, www.flowershopbygill.co.uk who also hosted the exhibition in their window in November and December. It was great to share, mostly some of the small scale marks made while I was at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales in early October. You can see all the marks exhibited on my Facebook Page @Catherine...

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New Display Box Exhibition

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New Display Box Exhibition

There is a new location, information and exhibition in two of the small Moving Marks display boxes. Here it is: This small box was part of the 2014-15 Moving Marks project, which included a number of bigger boxes placed in different areas on Pennington Flash Country Park, Creative Walks for families and adults and an installation/exhibition in Bolton. The boxes provided an outdoor display accessible to all of creative work, initially inspired by the Flash. The project was devised by local artist Catherine Hawkins, Facebook...

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Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

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Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

I have just returned from a two week residency at Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, Wales. I really enjoyed my time in this beautiful and very friendly Welsh valley. Many thanks to Veronica Calarco. I came back with so much work on paper and fabric that I’m now organising sharing this in the small box on Pennington Flash and in the window at Flower Shop by Gill, 1A Smith Street, Atherton, Gt Manchester, M46 0BD,  www.flowershopbygill.co.uk .

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Making a body

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Making a body

Many thanks to Kenneth Prescott for placing this small shape from my soft sculpture ‘Making a body’, currently showing in VS at New Art Spaces, Bolton, Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HL  in the small display box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park. I went to the Flash for the first time last week since injuring my achilles tendon in March and since the process of recovery is still slow, I am very grateful to volunteers like Ken for continuing to maintain this little box and add content. The VS...

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