Inspired by Heritage – A new exhibition arrives are Haworth Art Gallery

The ‘Inspired by Heritage’ exhibition features multi-disciplinary work by artists and crafts people based in the on-site studios at Haworth Art Gallery.

The open event is on Saturday 14th January, 12pm-2pm, everyone is welcome to attend. The exhibition is then available for people to visit until the 19th February during Gallery opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Gillian Berry, Arts and Heritage Manager at Haworth Art Gallery, said:

“Over the last few months creatives based in our studios have been investigating heritage and what it means to them. From culture or nature, to industrial and historical, everyone has their own interpretation to showcase to the world.

“I am very excited for Haworth Art Gallery to open the first themed exhibition by the collective and the multi-disciplinary nature of work means the public can enjoy a very diverse range of art mediums.”

The exhibition includes art from a variety of specialisms including textiles, print marking, painting, sketching, sculpture, digital and environmental art.

Leo Crabtree, Exhibitor, said:

“My greatest influence for art was my former Art Tutor at Accrington Art School, Mr David Poole, who later became a royal portrait painter. The body of work I am showcasing at this exhibition mainly reflects on Lancashire, including both historical and personal memories from my early life in the region.”

Sarah Hill, Exhibitor, said:

“The colours and forms of the Tiffany glass objects housed in the gallery have inspired my work for this exhibition. The vibrancy of the colours of the glass, its water-like state and the way the elements combine together to create new colours and textures resonates with my love of painting the properties of water using materials and colours that similarly flow and change as they meet and react to each other.”

Gillian continued:

“We hope this exhibition inspires people to think about and celebrate what heritage means to them. I would like to thank all the gallery staff and volunteers for making this a possibility and thank the artists for creating such a wonderful collection.” 

Haworth Art Gallery is FREE to visit and is open Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington was built for brother and sister, William and Anne Haworth, in 1909, and was opened as a museum and art gallery in 1921. The Artists’ Studios were created from the Haworth’s Motor House, Stables and Carriage House in the grounds of Haworth Park with Heritage Lottery Funding in 2016.