Blog Archives

International Women’s day

If any of you have been in the gallery over the past week and a half you may have noticed us working on making a large dress and decorating some mannequins within the gallery. This is all part of an

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Book Sale

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Absent Presence Review by Davey Wilson

“Absent Presence” Review Manchester Art Gallery by Davey Wilson My expectations going in to Manchester Art Gallery’s Absent Presence exhibition were, admittedly, quite high. Promoted as exploring how a subject might be present in image and absent in context, I

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AGGS Summer Exhibition

  I had a wonderful trip down memory land again this evening at the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Summer Exhibition. It doesn’t feel that long ago since I was there exhibiting my A Level work; though I have to

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Miniature Gardens Workshop

  Today we have hosted a fantastic workshop which was all about creating Miniature Gardens inside of Shoeboxes using craft and recycled materials. A big thank you to all 150+ visitors who came along today and to Kate Davidson (a

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Nomination of Vintage Tea

I would like to nominate Art with a Heart’s ‘Mother Knows Best Vintage Tea’ project for the Team Ocean Makeover competition. This project is aimed at socially isolated elderly and skills development in the young. Social Isolation is an increasing

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Duke of Bridgewater Talk

    Many thanks to all those who attended the Duke of Bridgewater Talk at Art with a Heart on Saturday the 23rd May. This was a wonderfully informative event with guest speaker Tom Everett from the Friends of the

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Curators Choice Accretion at NeoGallery27

I’ve been visiting a few exhibition over this past week and seen some amazing art. It was my first ever trip to Bolton and I was blown away by the art exhibitions I saw within the town. My first stop

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Artisan Bizarre Fundraiser

Wow what a great weekend with our first Artisan Bizarre event. This was a fundraising event for Art with a Heart to help our charity continue to do the work we have been doing, hosting free exhibitions, free workshops and

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Brusho Workshop

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Brusho Workshop and demonstration with artist Tracey Shearmon on the 28th March. This was one of the many workshops we have been hosting raising awareness of differing art forms and the unique ways

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Curators Choice Selection

Hello everyone, The quality of art in the North West has been incredible so far this year, both within our exhibitions and within the surrounding galleries. Here just a few highlights from the past month that are worth seeing when

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Healthy Art Workshop

Wow what a wonderful turn out for our monthly workshop: Healthy Art with over 872 visitors making this a new record! This workshop was a playful twist on valentines day whilst providing some education resources and information on how to

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: POP

  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED POP is an colourful exhibition of modern day mainstream iconography. From the pop art of the 1950s to modern day pop-culture from around the globe. ‘Pop culture’ has been heavily used as a theme within

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Open Call Water

We are inviting artists from across the globe to envision the mysteries of Water. We are seeking interpretation that explore, but are not limited to: Motion of water; tidal and fluids The importance of water, especially on our existence and

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Portico Gallery: On the Fold

Portico Libary and Gallery is a hidden gem in Manchester. Situated just a few minutes walk away from the Manchester Art Gallery, you journey up a spiral staircase into a treasure trove of history. It is an incredibly quiant, small

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Quilling and Baubles

  Thank you to everyone who came to our Quilling workshop and Bauble painting activity on today the 13th December. It was a great success with many visitors and volunteers learning new skills and some fantastic creations being made. Please

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Lantern Making

Yesterday we had our busiest day ever with over 530 visitors popping by to take part in the Lantern Making Workshop and with the special addition of Santa Claus courtesy of Altrincham Rotary gracing our grotto at the front. Thank

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DollFace workshop

  A big thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween recycled doll making workshop DollFace. We received so much positive feedback and we had a record number of visitors taking part with over 280 throughout the day! I’m glad you

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Spooky Woo Spectacular

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the SpookyWoo Spectacular run by Altrincham Community Team on Halloween. The event was a fantastic spectacle and great success for Altrincham, increasing visitor numbers to the Town and surrounding businesses.  Thank you

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Animation Workshop

Huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Animation Workshop on Saturday. It was a brilliant event and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Big thank you to Matt George for running the

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Altrincham Society of Artist’s Autumn Exhibition

Tonight I had the pleasure of being invited to the Altrincham Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition at Altrincham College of Arts. Sue Brereton has done a fantastic job of curating the exhibition, alongside the team who have helped with the

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Honey Extraction Workshop

On Saturday 6th September Art with a Heart hosted a Honey Extraction Workshop with local Bee Keeper Dave Rome. This was fantastic educational and hands on activity for both young and old alike and by far our most popular event

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Curators choice: Here’s One We Made Earlier

Curators choice: Here’s One We Made Earlier The Lowry, Salford Quays Until 12th October   This exhibition is a delight to both young and old, featuring fun filled displays and interactivity for all the family to enjoy. Spanning over 90s years

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Sale Waterside Art Center Exhibitions

So yesterday I had the pleasure of exploring the Sale Waterside Arts Centers latest exhibitions during my free day off. Both the two shows were engaging and thought provoking and it  was interesting to see the changes that have occurred at

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Purple Buttercup

FOR MORE OF OUR EVENTS AND REVIEWS PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINKS BELOW OPEN CALLS WORKSHOPS EVENTS BLOG REVIEWS     Purple Buttercup By Wendy Wallwork Purple Buttercup is an arts and crafts centre on Church Road, Urmston. Their launch

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Flixton Girls Exhibition

As part of our schools feature in preparation for the Trafford Schools Open 2014; Wendy Wallwork has been reviewing the competition across schools in the district. Here is her review of the end of year exhibition at Flixton Girls School.

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Altrincham Grammar School For Girls End of year Exhibition

The other night I took a trip down memory lane as I returned to my old school Altrincham Grammar school for Girls to see how the school has changed and to view the A level artwork on display. It was

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Wellacre Academy Exhibition

This review is courtesy of Wendy Wallwork This was a fascinating exhibition held in the 6th form academy building. The show was divided into various categories utilizing the upper mezanine and lower mezanine, both being flooded with natural light making

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Artist Feature: Wendy Wallwork

My name is Wendy Wallwork, I am a ceramic artist, Chinese brush artist and community art worker. I have been practising ceramics for over fifteen years, attended various seminars, courses and events at the Stoke potteries, assisted in the British

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Davyhulme Art Club Exhibition

This months curators choice has been taken over by our Resident Artist Wendy Wallwork, who was eager to share her experience of the talented work created by Davyhulme Art Club. Davyhulme Art Club is a pioneering club in the local

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Artist Features

Hello everyone, today i am making a quick blog post about our Artist Feature programmme. As you know we post out a monthly newsletter that contains local events, exhibitions and opportunities. However we also offer the opportunity to get yourself

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  Please follow us on our social media:       More information about the Trafford Schools Open Can be found here Click to apply for our Open calls: Aurora Borealis and Wish you Were Here To read more about

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Curators Choice May: Sanctuary from the Trenches

  Today i took a step back in time as i bring to you this months Curators Choice: Sanctuary from the Trenches at Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens. . If anyone is a fan of Downtown Abbey then this really will appeal

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SKIN

This week has been a busy week for myself as I’ve dived headfirst back into my creative side (in between rushing to work) and was preparing my tiny skin scans for the SKIN exhibition at The Penthouse. The exhibition was

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St Georges Day

I hope everyone had a great and fun filled St Georges Day yesterday. Myself and Karen were invited along to a St George’s Dinner at the Cresta Court in Altrincham for a fundraising event on behalf of the Mayors Charity

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Installation

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April Newsletter

Click the links for more information about: Altrincham Open 2014 and Wish you were Here  exhibition opportunities You can also read the extended review of our Curator Choice: Altrincham Society of Artists and Highly Recommended: Artism UK on our online BLOG Please follow us

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The Altrincham Society of Artists

Hello fellow art enthusiasts! I am spoiling you this week with not one, but two reviews. As you are aware our Equinox exhibition finishes on the 14th of this month. This was one of the first of our unconventional media

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April, Autism and Artism

Hello fellow art enthusiasts, I’m sure many of you are looking forwards to the Easter festivities of this month. You might not know but Art with a Heart will be hosting an Alice Through the Looking Glass paper exhibition from

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Art with a Heart Update

Art with a Heart is currently undergoing alot of changes and I’m here to keep you up to date with what is happening. Firstly, it’s time for me to introduce myself. For those of you who haven’t met me yet

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Looking back over the last 4 months of Art with a Heart in the empty unit in Altrincham

Art with a Heart, the Arts Centre for the Community in Altrincham opened its doors to the general public on 23rd September 2012 with its first exhibition in aid of the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. Attracting 80 Artists from Around

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Time to get the Art out of the Corridors and into public view

Trafford School Open Art Exhibition opened to the General Public on the January 15, 2013 after a successful Preview Evening for the students, parents and teachers. The artwork on display showcased the young talent in the area and the response

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Around the World in 80 Artists raises the awarness and funds for CAFT

Around the World in 80 Artists was the first exhibition organised by Art with a Heart. Work from 80 Artists from all 5 Continents was freely donated to the exhibition that took place at the end of September for one

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Art with a Heart: Arts Centre for the Community

Mission Art with a Heart (AWAH), a not for profit organisation is the Arts Centre for the Community in Altrincham, contributing to the regeneration of the heart of the town centre using Arts, in what was once an empty unit

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