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Studios open this weekend
2:23pm Monday 1st October 2012 in News
ARTISTS are opening their studios to visitors this weekend.
Barnton artist Diana Bernice Tackley and Hartford artists Julia Midgley and Michael Troy will be offering a glimpse behind the scenes as part of the Cheshire Open Studios project.
Bernice will display ‘Nightshift’, the painting that resulted in her being selected to appear in BBC2 programme Show Me the Monet earlier this year.
Bernice received a bid for ‘Nightshift’ in the programme but declined the offer as she felt the painting, depicting the Tata chemical works at Winnington, would be better retained and be displayed in the Northwich area.
Bernice’s River View Studio, in Leighs Brow, will open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Julia Midgley will open The Hollies at 79 School Lane, in Hartford, from 10am to 5pm on the same days.
Julia recently exhibited in London at the Threadneedle Space, Mall Galleries, and Bankside Gallery.
She also featured at Mid Cheshire College in the Canvas for Youth exhibition, which was visited by the Duke of Gloucester, and a solo exhibition as part of the Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield.
Julia is a reader in documentary drawing at Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.
Michael Troy’s work has been seen on TV on the programme, Trash to Treasure.
He has recently been accepted as a member of Cheshire Artists Network is one of the directors of Development of Arts in Northwich and has taken part in many local and regional events and festivals.
Michael’s studio, at 274A Chester Road, in Hartford, will also open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on all the artists taking part in the project visit cheshireopenstudios.org.uk.