Local artists show off their creativity

Local artists show off their creativity

 Artworks including sculptures, paintings, illustrations and photography will be on display at an 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, launches tomorrow and runs until August 3.

 

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

 

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

 

Head curator Emma Kelly said: “Our galleries offer opportunities for artists to showcase their work in relaxing and approachable spaces.

 

“Whether you’re a practising artist, hope to try out a potential new hobby or need some creative inspiration for the summer holidays, Python Festival has plenty to offer.”

 

Tomorrow’s open evening will take place between 6pm and 9pm, with the event announcing exhibition prize winners at 7.30pm. On Saturday, July 27, there will be a special opening, followed by a poetry evening by neo:artists on Wednesday, July 31 and a final Saturday opening on August 3, with a meet-the-curator event.

 

Bolton artist Susan Plover said: “The gallery is a fantastic welcoming space for bringing artists together and this exhibition shows just how strong Bolton’s art scene is and the need for more creative events to get the work shown.”

 

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.

 

Martin Johnson, partner at Python Properties, said: “Now with national recognition, thanks to the Arts and Business award, we want to step up our commitment to the community even more.

 

“The Python Festival is a celebration of our passion for creativity and a way of ensuring that everyone can get involved and experience the arts.”

 

The Gallery at St George’s is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, from tomorrow until August 3.

 
 
 

     One of the things I like about Python Properties is their ambition. They have got great commitment to the Tees Valley and that is what this area needs - businesses that have a positivity and ambition. Python Properties have been key regenerators of the centre of Middlesbrough and likewise Stockton and beyond that

Bob Cuffe, (Managing Director),
Gazette Media, Middlesbrough

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