Artists showcase work at free Python Festival

Artists showcase work at free Python Festival

 ARTISTS showcased their work at a free exhibition in Bolton.


The Python Festival, at the town centre’s newest art space — The Gallery at St George’s House, St George’s Road — featured items including sculptures, paintings, illustrations and photography.


A launch evening was held, during which a winning piece of artwork was chosen — Misplaced by Angela Fox, a map made of found objects and using different techniques such as machine sewing on to acetate and transfer printing.


Second place went to Steve Valentine, for his ceramics work called Striding Edge, on which he created detail and texture on clay surfaces using naturally found tools.


He said: “It is the sometimes tumultuous environment and rolling landscapes surrounding my home and garden which inspire me.”


The free creative arts event took place at four Python Galleries spanning the North of England, including Bolton, to offer new creative opportunities for both artists and residents.


There were more than 40 Bolton artists involved in the event, which also included talks, creative workshops and poetry evenings.


Festival organiser Python Properties is a commercial property business, which merges art-space with the workplace, and recently won a National Arts and Business Award.


The firm also has two galleries in Middlesbrough and one in Warrington.


Each gallery is situated on the ground floor of an office building, introducing visitors to a range of creative activities while allowing artists to showcase their work. The festival was held from July 20 to August 3.


     One of the points that were of main interest to us was the fact that we could plan the workspace and Martin & Peter really helped us through the process of planning the office. Since moving in we have been very impressed with their responsive and very proactive of working with us, if we have had any problems they have dealt with them straight away. They have monthly meetings where we meet up with all of the other tenants in the building and we talk through the issues we may have

Steve Taggart (North West Regional Manager)
Kinetic plc, Warrington (Current tenants, Bank Quay House)

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