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NEXT EXHIBITION OF MEMBERS' PAINTINGS WILL BE HELD AT MARTIN MERE WET LANDS TRUST, near BURSCOUGH 2017.





art classes, beginners, poster for exhibition, southport




Our next exhibition will be at Martin Mere's Wet Lands Trust near Burscough.
Members are currently busy putting work together for this exhibition, which be held throughout the month of October, this year.



NEXT EXHIBITION OF MEMBERS' PAINTINGS TO BE HELD AT WAYFARERS ARCADE, LORD STREET, SOUTHPORT, THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017.





art classes, beginners, poster for exhibition, southport




Our next exhibition will at Wayfarers Arcade, Southport will be November and December this year. A great opportunity to visit the Sefton Art Group and find out more... especially if you've ever thought about taking up art, but didn't know how to go about it. By giving us a visit you can talk to people like yourself, talk to members.


MEMBERS VISIT TO MARTIN MERE WETLAND TRUST


Recently members of our group spent a weekend sketching, drawing and taking photographs out at Martin Mere Wetland Trust, near Burscough. Purpose of the visit was to allow members to make preliminary drawings, sketches and photos with which to produce finishes art work for an exhibition we are having there this coming October 2017.



beginners art classes, liverpool, members on a visit to martin mere wetlands trust at burscough

beginners art classes, liverpool, members on a visit to martin mere wetlands trust at burscough





GORDON FRASER PUBLISHES HIS BOOK


After several years of meticulous research, Gordon has finally published his book which traces the history of the development of steam ships, and much more...



art exhibition in wayfarers arcade, southport




The Royal Mail Ship "Scotia" was the last of the Cunard paddle liners operating between Liverpool and North America and she was the biggest and finest pure paddle steamer that the world will ever see. This book tells the story of the vessel and what happened before to make her possible. It tells of people of great vision and inventiveness who worked hard to make their dreams come true, people like Samuel Cunard, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, James Watt and, not least, the people and merchants of Liverpool. This is a good read for everyone, not just for those interested in history or ships.
click to find out more, or to buy the book or e.book





BBC TELEVISION VISIT OUR GROUP




Right: member Steve Broadhurst with camerman, Daniel.sefton art members working on large world war one art work





Our art group played host Friday February 27th to BBC1’s North West Tonight. Eno Eurotor, the BBC journalist spent two hours filming and interviewing members. Obviously members were flattered to be chosen to help promote the BBC’s “Let’s Get Creative” which is also linked to the “Big Painting Challenge” which goes out on BBC 1 Sunday evenings and features armature artists, competing against each other. I received a call from the production staff two weeks ago and the group was able to stage a busy art session, as we were asked to provide a good cross-section of members, together with human interest stories. On the day, six members were chosen, including one lady member who retired at 60, came to the class to take up art as a leisure pursuit and is now doing her first year on a Fine Art Degree course in Liverpool. At the end of the filming, all the members felt it was a great experience working with Eno and the cameraman, Daniel. We are a very proactive group, and this was the main reason why the BBC chose us. The BBC interest in our group came at a good moment for us, as members are in the process of preparing work for our next exhibition, which is May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The news item is scheduled to go out this Monday 2nd March on North West Tonight at 6.30. The May exhibition we are trying a new idea, introducing a craft fair section in the hope it will attract a wider appeal and bring in even more visitors.


sefton art members working on large world war one art workLeft: Member Irene Wilson also had her painting in the picture!sefton art members working on large world war one art work
Right: Members busy working away...














sefton art members working on large world war one art work




As you may have seen, the Sefton Art Group staged a 10 day exhibition to commemorate the WW1. The aim was to focus on the human side of the conflict, and also to raise money for the Liverpool Pals Association. Recently we recived the above letter thanking the group for its support. A further £82 was raised for the British Legion.








sefton art members working on large world war one art workThe Sefton Art Group raised over £400 from its recent WW1 exhibition,
which was handed over to Tony Wainwright - 4th from the left (President of the Liverpool Pal's Association) recently.
Also, a further ££80 was raised for the British Legion.








sefton art members working on large world war one art worksefton art members working on large world war one art workMemebers now have a Christmas exhibition in Southport's Wayfarers Arcade, on Lord Street, and some of the proceeds are going to Queen's Court Hospice.If you are visiting Southport, pop in and meet the members and view the work on display. All the paintings can be purchased, just ask the members for details. Opening times are 10am till 4pm daily.








sefton art members working on large world war one art worksefton art members working on large world war one art workFriday, 7th November, saw the opening of the Sefton art Group's WW1 commemorative exhibition at Maghull Town Hall. Severl dignatries were also present, including Tom Murphy, Liverpool sculptor who created the two freizes now displayed at Lime street station. Exhibition continues until Sunday 16th November. Entry is free, times 10.30 till 4pm daily.


sefton art members working on large world war one art worksefton art members working on large world war one art workMembers on a recent visit to view the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker art gallery, Liverpool. We were given a conducted tour of the exhibits, allowing members to ask questions.








sefton art members working on large world war one art worksefton art members working on large world war one art workSteve Broadhurst was invited to represent the Sefton Art Group on 31st of August 2014 to see the Earl of Wessex officially unveiling a new memorial to the Liverpool Pals at Lime Street Station.







some of the members of the sefton art group

To celebrate the end of our year, we take a break through August, commencing again in September, artists enjoy a get-together at a local restuarant. As well as doing art, members do form friendships and we encourage members to engage in the social side of the Sefton Art Group so they can enjoy a wider experience of being involved with the creative arts.










some of the members of the sefton art group       

Just two of many paintings by Sefton Art Group members exhibited at Rennies art materials shop, Burscough street, Ormskirk. Exhibition ran throughout August.some of the members of the sefton art group

















some of the members of the sefton art group

LEFT: On July 21st a number of the members visited the Mondrian exhibition at the Tate, Liverpool. We also had the benefit of an introductory talk about the artist. We encourage members to visit major exhibitionS as often the ideas of a particular artist can feed through to their own work. On this occassion I was struck by the ideas behind Mondrian's work more than the images on the wall!
Find out more about joining or visiting us roymun@cybase.co.uk....


some of the members of the sefton art group

RIGHT: Several members taking keen interest in the Mondrian exhibition. We also visit smaller exhibitions, with members often coming up with their own suggestions as to a visit to a particular exhibition. As an artist, it is vitally important that you open up your mind to other ways of working, allowing you to take new directions. Find out more about joining or visiting us roymun@cybase.co.uk....


some of the members of the sefton art group

ARTS TRAIL & OPEN STUDIOS. The Sefton Art Group are taking part in this annual event where local artists and groups open their doors for the public to visit and enjoy local craft work. Our members have an exhibition at the Cafe d' Art, located in Formby at 26 Chapel Lane, L37 4DU. Open 9.30 till 5.30. You can find out more by visiting www.sca-arts-trail.co.uk Find out more about joining or visiting us roymun@cybase.co.uk....


artist and author roy munday, leader of the sefton art group

This piece has been several months in the making. An intial idea by several of our members, led by Hazel Gibbons and Carol Brown. The subject needs some studying before you can probably recognise it... Yes, it's Liverpool waterfront, done in an interesting way. Mostly images cut out of magazines, then glued to the design. The whole image is 4 feet by 3. The image is now on display at Maghull Town Hall.


   some of the members of the sefton art group

Several members held a small exhibition at the Crema Cafe, next to Hesketh park. The exhibition ran over Christmas. It was an ideal opportunity for people to pop in and take a look. Especially when looking for birthday gifts or Christmas presents. The location was: Crema Cafe 48 Park Road Southport Merseyside PR9 9LA Telephone: 07572 827294 Email: sue@crema-cafe.co.uk. Find out more about joining or visiting us roymun@cybase.co.uk....



exhibition at wayfarers arcade, southport



                                   left, Our temporary gallery at Wafarers arcade, Southport. We often have exhibitions throughout the local area.

Twice a year, we organise an art exhibition for all members. This provides an imputous to members to prepare work which they can exhibit and hopefully sell. Apart from enjoying the feeling of having their work exhibited before the public, it provides an opportunity to see their work in the contex of an exhibition. Plus, members enjoy the social event as well.


                                                                                One of our exhibitions:THE NEXT ONE, at MAGHULL TOWN HALL. DECEMBER SAT' 7th & SUN' 8th. Opening times 10am till 4.30                                                                          

As well as our own exhibitions, members are encouraged to display work whenever the opportunity presents itself. We also have two major exhibitions for members' work twice a year. One in early May, over the bank holiday weekend and one at Christmas. An opportunity for members to exhibit and to sell. For most members, the exhibitions have provided them with their first ever sale of their work.(below) Some of the members
from the art group





If you think that joining a class might be a bit intimidating, don't let that put you off. Remember, everyone in the class have the same interest as yourself, plus they also felt the same. Besides, people join at different times, and they soon settle in. However, what I advise potential members is ..."Why not come along for one lesson free of charge?".... Then go away and make your mind up? There's no obligation. by coming along you can meet and talk to other artists about the art course.

The Sefton art group were pleased to have been chosen to put on the first major art exhibition at the recently refurbished Atkinson art centre, Lord Street, Southport. Working in partnership with Sefton Arts, the group exhibited from August 5th through to the 25th. This proved a great success. On the weekend of November Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st of December, we will be promoting what we do at the Atkinson art centre, Southport. Please contact us for more information..

Right, the refurbished Atkinson art centre, Southport.Southport's atkinson art centre, place of new art classes, southportSouthport's atkinson art centre, place of new art classes, southport

Southport's atkinson art centre, place of new art classes, southport The Sefton art group will be holding its annual spring exhibition at Maghull Town Hall over the May Bank Holiday, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May. Opening times are 10 till 4.30 each day. Entry is free and refreshments are available. Anyone thinking of taking up art, either complete beginners wanting to learn, or those more advanced wanting to improve and to exhibit their work, then this is an ideal opportunity to come along and talk to members to find out more. Please contact us for more information.

Photographs from past exhibitions.Southport's atkinson art centre, place of new art classes, southport

members of the sefton art group at their february 2013 exhibition in southport Another venue we sometimes use for exhibitions, the Art House, located on Eastbank street, Southport (opposite Tesco express). This exhibitions had the theme "Valentine's Day"; an opportunity to buy something for the loved one? Also a selection of locally handmade jewellery was also on show and for sale.


roy munday and graham macquade outside art gallery in wayfarers arcade, southport Roy Munday and Graham Macquade outside of the temporary art gallery in Southport's Wayfarers Arcade, on Lord Street. The Sefton art group held a very successful exhibition there until Christmas. This provided an opportunity for people to go along and meet the artists and find out more about taking up art classes in the local area.

Roy Munday runs several art classes on behalf of Sefton Arts and the combined groups have now grown into a very lively art group where people come together to not only learn about doing art, but also as a social activity. There are no pressures put on people in any of Roy's classes - No certificates to achieve and which take away much of the fun from art and are worthless to most people. At the same time his art courses are structured according to the needs of each person. As with any group of people, you will find different needs and different abilities. Some people may have done art at school, then nothing for many years, but have a long desire to do it - And that's all that's needed. Roy can teach you the basics, starting from the beginning, learning how to draw up your subject, then on to tonal work, using charcoal. Then you move on to using paint, again, starting with the basics. A few weeks later you will start to learn about colour theory. Once you reach this stage, then you can start to think about working more independantly, but with Roy still offering help and tuition.

members of the sefton art group behind the tea bar at our recent exibitionRight, members on a recent trip to the Walker art gallery Liverpool.
Left, members gathered behind the tea bar at our Christmas exhibition.


On the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, we held our Christmas exhibition at Maghull town hall. The event proved as popular as ever and members enjoyed both the social side as well as selling some paintings. We have two big exhibitions at the town hall a year; the next one will be May 4th, 5th and 6th - Bank holiday weekend. seafton art group members at the Walker art gallery, liverpool

LIKE TO RECEIVE OUR REGULAR NEWSLETTER? As we are a very active art group, one of our aims is to reach out to the local community and allow you to engage in what we have to offer, though you may not want to join our classes. We will inform you of what we are doing as a group, offering invites to any of our exhibitions or events. Plus, some of our members may be doing a special deal on paintings, or launching a print or seasonal cards and you can be among the first to find out. Also, inform you of any big art events taking place on Merseyside. Also, you may have suggestions of your own as to what you'd like the group to consider, or you may be part of another art group and would like to link with us to share opportunities. If you'd like to receive our newsletter click here to register. (we will not pass on your address to anyone else).















SO, WHY NOT JOIN?


There are art courses for adults in several locations on Merseyside. No matter what your experience, Roy can help you learn how to draw and paint.
Members will also help you as between us we have a range of skills and experience to share with you. If you join one of his art classes, you will be
with like-minded people and you will learn from them as well.
The group also arranges art events, like visits to the Walker art gallery and the Tate in Liverpool.



memebers of the sefton art group at the walker








                                                                                            Right, members at the John Moores painting prize exhibition 2014 in concentrated debate over a painting!
We will be EXHIBITING AT WAYFARERS ARCADE, LORD STREET, SOUTHPORT FROM NOVEMBER 25TH FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.
Come along and meet us....

                                                                     exhibition at wayfarers arcade, southport






                                                                                One of our exhibitions:THE NEXT ONE, at MAGHULL TOWN HALL. DECEMBER SAT' 1ST & SUN' 2ND. Opening times 10am till 4.30                                                                          

As well as our own exhibitions, members are encouraged to display work whenever the opportunity presents itself. We also have two major exhibitions for members' work twice a year. One in early May, over the bank holiday weekend and one at Christmas. An opportunity for members to exhibit and to sell. For most members, the exhibitions have provided them with their first ever sale of their work.(below) Some of the members
from the art group





If you think that joining a class might be a bit intimidating, don't let that put you off. Remember, everyone in the class have the same interest as yourself, plus they also felt the same. Besides, people join at different times, and they soon settle in. However, what I advise potential members is ..."Why not come along for one lesson free of charge?".... Then go away and make your mind up? There's no obligation. by coming along you can meet and talk to other artists about the art course.
email us: roymun@cybase.co.uk

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