Matlock artists mark 30th anniversary

To help the Matlock Artists’ Society mark its 30th anniversary this year,  Anna-Louise Pickering – daughter of the late Pollyanna Pickering – will open the annual Summer Art Exhibition. 

And, in recognition of her mother’s life and work and her involvement with the Society, the exhibition’s Special Topic Award will be Wildlife in its Setting judged by wildlife artist Jenny Oldknow. 

Current chair of the group Linda Orchard said: “The society has never been busier and continues to go from strength to strength.

We have a full programme of events and opportunities for members and local artists to develop their skills, share their experience and enjoy creating together.”

This year’s exhibition at The Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, Cromford will run from July 29-August 4.

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The painting pictured above is Chevin Walk by Peter Wigley and was judged Best in Show at the society’s 2018 exhibition.