Exhibitions at the Middleton Edgar Wood Centre…
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Middleton’s Arts & Crafts ‘Trinity’ and The Northern Art Workers Guild
A fascinating exhibition based on recent research into the Middleton and Manchester Arts & Crafts scene around 1900. It focuses on the three leading Arts & Crafts workers of Middleton, Edgar Wood, Frederick Jackson and James Smithies.
The three artists grew up together in Middleton and shared a passion for art and craft. In adult life each developed their greatest gift: for Edgar Wood it was architecture; for Frederick Jackson it was painting; and for James Smithies it was as a craftsman and metal worker. All three were leaders in their craft and, through the Northern Art Workers Guild, continued to work together and maintain the unity of the arts in partnership with the finest craftsmen and women in the north of England.
Curated by Nick Baker. Wheelchair accessible.
The late Middleton artist and historian Colin Gilbert’s lifelong relationship with heritage is explored. The exhibition includes an enchanting video of Colin working in his studio by Andy Marshall who also curated the exhibition.
Unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible.
An exhibition of photographs of Edgar Wood’s Middleton Arts & Crafts buildings, taken by Andy Marshall . The pictures bring out the varied textures, materials and architectural forms used by Edgar Wood.
Unfortunately, only partly wheelchair accessible.
A display outlining Edgar Wood’s architectural and stylistic development. by Andy Marshall and David Morris.