Two recent articles in the Lancaster Guardian and the Morecambe Visitor discussed the art scene in Morecambe. The Articles are by Nick Lakin @RibbleRouser and reproduced with permission. I have searched for what is going on in the Art and Craft scene in Lancaster, Morecambe and Silverdale area as at 24th of October and added information and links.
Current Exhibitions and Art Related Shops and Galleries
Bay Craft Collective. A group of friends who came together through their shared love of creating. All different, all unique. We arrange our own craft events to showcase our talents. They are at RSPB Leighton Moss on Sat October 27 at 10 am in aid of RSPB Bay Craft Collective on Facebook
St Nicholas Arcade Shopping Centre, Lancaster @StNicsArcad Facebook of Lancaster Morecambe ‘Meet The Makers’
The Arndale Shopping Centre in Morecambe @ArndaleShopping has occasional exhibitions and currently has a shop which is being used by @colony_art
Midland Hotel, Morecambe. Linda Page @PageLindaPage21 Linda Page Website
Ship Hotel at Overton to Friday 26th October. Ship Hotel Details
The Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe. Stone Jetty Cafe Exhibitions Mark Dyball Exhibition extended to 2nd November More Music. 2nd Nov 2018 – 28 Jan 2019 We are Warriors …More Music. Artwork of Exhibition of Rosemary Tacon-Glass earlier in 2018
The Gas Contemporary, Lancashire Street, West End, Morecambe. Dunstan Low. Gas Contemporary
The Re Store, 71 Yorkshire Street, West End, Morecambe (Just off Regent Road) @WestEndImpact Current Exhibition by Bob Peck of Silverdale West End Impact – Re Store
Exchange CIC on West Street, West End, Morecambe @ExchangeCIC Many events organised including a recent Art Auction for funds for the Time and Tide Bell installation at the Stone Jetty Time and Tide Bell information Exchange CIC
Beki at Textile Candy, 34 Alexandra Road, Morecambe @TextileCandy Has work at @arteriashop in Lancaster, Carnforth, Manchester and Harrogate Textile Candy Facebook
Crescent Gallery, Bare, Morecambe. Crescent Gallery
Bay Framers, Regent Road, West End, Morecambe. Bay Framers and Gallery
More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road,West End, Morecambe. Photographer Darren Andrews to 25th October @MoreMusic1 More Music Art and Photography
Arteria Shop, 23 Brock Street, Lancaster. ‘Apricity Exhibition’ to 5th Jan 2019 @ArteriaShop Arteria Shop
Inspire Gallery, New Street, Lancaster. Last days of exhibition by Dawn Latham @seagal1111 finishes 20 Oct @Gallery_Inspire Exhibition at Inspire Gallery
Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster to 20th Oct. @TheDukesTheatre ‘The Web of Life’ Jaini Hadley Dukes Exhibitions
King Street Studio, 5a King St, Lancaster. @KingStStudios5a Exhibition 5 Oct to 10th Nov ‘Material Illusions’ Exhibition Demi Bromfield. Kevin Pocock @KevinJohnPocock and Jason Simpson @JasonSimpsonArt
The Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster (on the corner as you go to Lancaster Castle) @the_storey @PrintRoomCafe Storey Occasional Exhibitions. Currently on the wall are works by Iain Sloan who is a tenant at the Storey with bespoke Prints. New Exhibition 20th to 30th November 2018 @JennyMcCabe James Attwood, James Fox and Rachel Ann Powers called ‘RESTORE’ Storey
Studio Arts, 50 North Road, Lancaster @StudioArtsG Arts, Crafts and Graphics Materials Shop Studio Arts Website with comprehensive details of Artists, Courses, Groups, Galleries etc This is the ‘Mother Lode’
Colony Art @Colony_Art is is an art organisation based at the @ExchangeCIC in West Street Morecambe. There are a lot of influential artists who are members and has links with @MoreMusic1 A recent Auction arranged by them at the Midland Hotel raised money for the Time and Tide Bell. Members and contact details Morecambe Artist Colony Website Colony Art
Lancaster City Museum, Art Gallery. Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University.@LancasterArts @LancasterUni Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster University
Bellwood and Wright Fine Art, 58 Penny Street, Lancaster. Bellwood and Wright
Town House Gallery, Penny Street, Lancaster
Morecambe Bay UK is a charity with many interesting projects. Morecambe Bay PartnershipBirds of the Bay, Love my Beach, Headlands to Headspace, the list goes on. @MorecambeBayUK @_MBAY @LoveMyBeachMBP @H2H_tweets @BirdsoftheBay The organisation arranged a much televised Art Installation at Heysham Headland in September which then moved to Ulverston. By @RobMulholland1 They have commissioned a number of public art projects and keep n eye open.
The Wolf House Gallery and Cafe, Silverdale @JaniceMcGloine It is rare to find a Gallery/Gift Shop dedicated mostly to a single artist with the artist busy painting near the door – but such a place exists in Silverdale, 5 minutes from Carnforth. Janice undertakes commissions and this place is always worth a visit. There is a popular cafe and toilets, with walk to a National Trust Headland, Jack Scout, and Jenny Browns Point nearby. Janice Website
The Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail @SAAC_trail is an annual event in June which has 90 Artists, dozens of venues and thousands or pictures and craft items. Held over 3 days it is a stunning example of what can be done to help artists and crafters. Website
Morecambe Bay Art and Craft Society. St. Christopher’s Church Hall,
St. Christopher’s Way, Bare, Morecambe Art and Craft Society
St Johns Church, Sandylands, Morecambe has an annual exhibition with quality art including Linda Page @PageLindaPage21 and Dawn Latham @seagal1111 Possibly last Friday and Sat of November Church
Ashton Memorial at @williamsonPark Lancaster has Artwork in the Memorial, have seen photos by Lee Metcalfe there and many others along the stairwells Williamson Park
Lancaster and District Art Society, The society meets every Friday evening at 7pm at the Torrisholme Methodist Church. All newcomers are welcomed. Lancaster and District Art Society
Morecambe Library has regular Art Exhibitions by Local Artists Moecambe Library I have heard that Heysham Library also has them so I expect other Libraries in the Area take part also.
Morecambe Camera Club meet on Thursday evenings and are a friendly bunch Morecambe Camera Club We meet most Thursdays from 7.30 pm to 9.30pm from October to Easter. Meetings are held in the Church of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, Morecambe, LA4 6RH We charge an annual subscription of £35
Under 18’s / Under 21 in full time education: £10 We have a summer outing programme that runs from April to September and we will publish more information in March.
Lancaster Photographic Society Lancaster Photographic Society Lancaster Photographic Society is for anyone with an interest in photography. Everyone is welcome! We are people who make pictures purely for the joy of making pictures. Our members use all kinds of photographic equipment, from film cameras to the latest DSLRs to mobile phones. The photographic equipment that you have isn’t important, so come along and learn how to develop your photography skills. We meet on Monday evenings, 7.30 til about 10 (and then on to the pub next door), with formal meetings from September to April, and workshops and trips over the summer months. Please note that the Society has moved to a new venue. Meetings from 15/1/18 onwards will be at: Cameron House
White Cross Industrial Estate, South Road, LANCASTER LA1 4XF
Gregson Community and Arts Centre Gregson Lancaster 33 Moorgate
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3PY Just finished James Atwood Paper Cuts Exhibition James Atwood (Contact details here Morecmbe Artist Colony) and the next one is Sarah Strachan 2nd April – 7th May 2019 Sarah Strachan @AbstractImagi47 An example of James Atwood Paper Cut Art which will be in the @Gallery_Inspire in New Street Lancaster later this week 25th Oct Approx
Green Close at Melling @GreenClose Green Close Green Close Studios is an innovative artist-led arts development organisation which works with communities locally, nationally and internationally to promote the arts through meaningful engagement projects. We have exceptional knowledge in the field of visual arts and of working within a rural context. We have a team of experienced artists and creative project managers who develop projects working across arts engagement and inclusion, cultural diversity, community regeneration, education and environment. Our main areas of work include Creative Practice and Artistic Development, Creative Educational Project Delivery and Regeneration and Community Cohesion projects.
Green Door Artists @GreenDoorArt Green Door Art Cumbria and North Lancashire We are a self-managed, not-for-profit artists’ co-operative originally based in Kendal but now with around 100 members from around Cumbria and North Lancashire. We are committed to bringing artists together and making contemporary art accessible to local residents and visitors to the area. We also have a studio on Market Place in Kendal which is home to seven artists. Anyone can join Green Door – whether you’re an established artist or someone just starting out on your creative journey. For us, it’s about supporting each other along the way and providing opportunities to network, exhibit and get involved in the arts community. We run a variety of events during the year – group exhibitions, an art trail, an art auction and social events.
Pebble Art, Morecambe and Heysham. Always seen at local events and has a following of over 10,000 on Facebook Pebble Art Great to get the kids and grandchildren involved.
Morecambe Parish Church Memorial Hall. Occasional Art and Crafts Exhibition Memorial Hall We are located in Poulton-le-Sands, the original village from which Morecambe grew. The church building is on Church Street, near Morecambe Police Station.
13 The Warehouse Crafts, Queen Street, Morecambe Fabric, Gifts and Coffee 13 The Warehouse
Bobbins and Bows of Bare, The Crescent, Bare Village, Morecambe. Craft Shop Bobbins and Bows Bobbins and Bows of Bare is a little Yarn shop in the heart of the beautiful village of Bare in Morecambe, Lancashire. we specialise in quality yarns, fabrics and haberdashery. We also provide knitting and crochet workshops
The Platform, Marine Road, Morecambe Occasional Craft Fairs @ThePlatformLCC Platform
The Winter Gardens, Marine Road, Morecambe, Occasional Craft Fairs @GardensMCBE Winter Gardens
The Midland Hotel, Marine Road, Morecambe @EnglishLakes Occasional Art and Craft events. The main on is at the ‘Vintage by the Sea’ day arranged by @decoPublique and @MorecambeBayUK @morecambeBid and others Midland Hotel Website