A hint of things to come

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Thursday 21 June

A hint of things to come

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Thursday 21st June | 18:00 to Monday 6th August | 16:00

Posted by: Kaite Helps, Marburae Gallery

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Marburae Art Gallery celebrates the Barnaby festival by transforming itself into an Arts Centre over the festival weekend. The gallery will be hosting an Arts Council funded photography exhibition alongside three other exhibitions, Artist talks, Pom Pom masterclasses and a world class piano recital.

Arts Council funded Contra-Invention is a tongue in cheek, playful exhibition by Brighton Artist ‘Mocksim’ using photographs of parked cars taken by Traffic Wardens and enlarged to life size. There is a chance to meet the Artist and to discuss his work in his talk ‘From Jacquard to Jpeg’ at 2pm on Saturday 23rd June.

Marburae Gallery is also hosting Macarbe Macclesfield an exhibition by Congleton based artist group, Electric Picture House. Exploring Macclesfield’s mysterious and strange history, inspired by Doug Pickford’s book of the same name.

Pom Pom Forest by Chester based flash mob Artist, Caroline Backhouse. A wonderland of suspended Pom Poms with the chance to create your own to add to the ever growing installation!

And finally rounding off a cracking festival line up with, A Beautiful Disaster – conceived by Artist Julia Snowdin it is an installation of 160 opaque knitted cocoons complimenting Macclesfield’s silk heritage.

Make sure you are part of the Barnaby fun over the weekend – visit www.barnabyfestival.org.uk for more information and pop along to the exhibition open evening at Marburae Gallery from 6-9pm on Thursday 21st June. All four exhibitions continue until 6th August 2012. Visit www.artinmacclesfield.co.uk for more information.

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