Brindley – Markmakers


Tidal: Markmakers Exploring The Mersey
March 29 – May 10 2008

Halton’s contemporary visual arts collective have been exploring different facets of the river, through print, photography, sculpture and mixed media. From source to estuary their work will show the river in a whole new light.


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Private View
Friday 28 March 6.30-8.30pm

Artists Talk
Tuesday 22 April, 7pm; Members of the group will be in the gallery to discuss the work. Free entry

Drawing Workshop
led by Claire Weetman
Saturday 10 May, 10.30-2.30,
Places are limited and should be booked in advance at The Brindley box office. Costs £15 per session includes all materials.

Tidal is the final exhibition focusing on the river Mersey by artist collective Markmakers, taking place in their home borough of Halton at award winning Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn.

Markmakers are a group of contemporary visual artists using a diverse range of media. Tidal sees a new textile and collage installation by Val Jackson, copper sculptures by Tony Evans and Sue Sharples, a wall painting using mud from the Mersey by Cliff Richards and a host of other works in photography, print, wood, felt and ceramics. Each work has taken its inspiration from the river Mersey in some way, whether from its people and stories, its landscape, the movement of the water or found objects emerging from the river bed.

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