Life Drawing Class
Life drawing class 21st December 2017 – Bring your own booze!!!
Creative Thursdays in November a collaboration by SAC32 and Stretford Public Hall. Textiles by Hand and Art hour classes will take place every Thursday from 2nd November with Life Drawing sessions on 16th Nov and 21st Dec
Join us for the SAC32 summer exhibition 30/6/17 – 2/7/17
Join professional artists Bridget Colin and Ian Tattersall for a class in collage and mixed media painting creating greeting cards. The session will be inspired by Manchester landmarks so feel free to bring your own ideas to the session. Limited to only 15 places (over 18’s only) – book early to avoid disappointment. April 27th 7.45-9.45pm.
Hand Embroidery for beginners. Thursday 23rd February 7.45 – 9.45pm. Limited to 15 places. Cost £5.50
Using an embroidery hoop we will teach you 4 different stitches, chain stitch, daisy chain, blanket stitch and fly stitch
The session will provide you with enough skills to take away and produce your own embroidery project.
Materials provided, including tea and coffee.
The event will be run by two Sac resident creatives.
Hayley Hare – Wedding dress designer and
Lisa Heanley – A professional portrait artist.
They will be there to guide you through the stitches and be on hand for help and advice.
Lisa Heanley, Bridget Collin, Ian G Tattersall, Olivia Savage, Becky Moore, Rebecca de Lacy, Edward de Lacy, Michael Anthony, Will da Costa, Hayley Hare, Jo Emmerson, Loop Systems, F Williams, Jeffrey Knopf, Margit van der Zwan, Peter Mackereth, Paul Thomas, Oliver Stanion, Ben Pepper , Paul Allen, Emma Lloyd, Nadia Peters, Monika Titane, Liz Janson, Julie Walsh, Paula Hardy Kangelos, Kerris McEvoy-Kelsall, Simon Buckley, David Donovan-Brown, RP Roberts, Andrew Hatton, Amanda Wheatley, Davina Whitnall, Andrew Dawson, Shirley Bainbridge & Katherine Hsuan.
Sretford Arts Collective, SAC32, presented their first open submission exhibition last weekend, showcasing the work of 40 local creatives at a temporary gallery space inside the impressive, grade 2 listed Stretford Public Hall. SAC32, a small group of diverse artists based at the hall’s shared studio space, curated the 3 day event in demonstration of their founding principle, to share their individual creativity and collective love for the arts with the people of Stretford and beyond.
An open call for exhibitors in August resulted in an unprecedented number of applicants, eventually whittled down to 40 by the SAC32 team. Featured artists ranged from 18-80 to years old and from hobbyists to professionals, working in a number of craft, art and design disciplines and utilising a number of surprising mediums including cardboard, bones and buttons. The resultant display was a refreshingly cosmopolitan and contemporary show, corroborating Stretford’s historical standing as an unlikely but undeniable cultural hotbed. Formerly home to both L.S. Lowry and Stephen Patrick Morrissey, Stretford now seems to have a talented artist or musician in residence on every street.
Friday evening’s drinks reception included a speech from local superstar DJ Mr Scruff, and a visit from MP, Kate Green, but the real stars of the event were the 900 vibrant and supportive Stretfordians who attended the show throughout the weekend, and the beautiful hall itself, now firmly back in the hands and hearts of the local community, as Sir John Rylands originally bequeathed it.
SAC32’s second open exhibition is planned for summer 2017. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with plans for the show,
as well as learn about SAC32’s not-for-profit community workshops, you are welcome to join the emailing list at www.stretfordpublichall.org.uk.
Join us on the 11th – 13th of November to celebrate local creative talent. We will be curating our first ever SAC exhibition which will be on show in the stunning John Ryland’s Stretford Public Hall’s main hall. We have around 30 artists in total from the local area and a small handful from Stretford Arts Collective (SAC) Artists who have studios within the hall.
The work on show will range from Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Print, Fashion, Ceramics and more… This is a free event so get yourself down to have a drink with us one evening or take in some creativity in the day time! We hope to see you all there!