On show are limited edition giclée prints of Patricia’s original paintings taking their theme from the landmarks of Morecambe Bay and the surrounding area.
’I am inspired and excited by the changing characteristics of the elements, when details of architecture, land and sky emerge as transient moments, caught in shifting patterns of light and colour.’
Patricia lives by the sea in Heysham, having moved here in 1977 to study fine art at the Storey Institute in Lancaster. She graduated with honours in 1980 and began her career as a professional artist.
Her work is represented by galleries in the North West and shown in exhibitions across the UK, including Edinburgh and London, and is held in private collections worldwide.
She is very proud that her work from the area has been recognised - ‘Approaching Storm – Morecambe Bay’ hangs the Parliamentary Art Collection in the House of Lords and she was recently commissioned to paint the Winter Gardens Theatre for the 125th anniversary this year.
Prints of both paintings can be seen in the exhibition.
A Changing World
Morecambe Camera Club
More Music Gallery
In the exhibition members of Morecambe Camera Club illustrate some of the changes - from the changing patterns of life during the recent lockdowns, to even more fundamental changes in energy supply, the way we obtain food from the seas that surround us and changes to the climate.
SNAP YOUR TOWN
More Music Gallery
July 1st – August 28th
In partnership with Salford based educational ICT infrastructure firm, Dataspire Solutions, I4YPC (INNIT for Young People - a Salford based charity), developed ‘SnapYourTown’ – an online workshop in photography, along with a competition to win a big prize.
‘SnapYourTown’ was I4YPC’s second national, online competition for young people, judged by young people, along with internationally acclaimed photographer, David Stewart.
To prevent digital exclusion, I4YPC rolled out ‘SnapYourTown’ with a two-pronged approach; so, as well as young people having an opportunity to engage outside of education, the project could equally add value to the school curriculum, designed with the examining board’s specifications built in.
I4YPC reached out to schools and colleges nationwide, as well as across social media and the response was incredible:
Website visited by 10,000 young people.
Online workshop accessed by over 3,500 young people
Competition had over 1,000 entries from young people aged 11-19, from across England.
Monoprints by Lizzie Clough
Stone Jetty Cafe - June 6th - September 6th
I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in London and Lancashire. Working in drawing, printmaking sculpture and installation. I have a diverse practice spanning project based work, commissions, collaborations and solo work.
My compulsion to make things fuels an interest in the importance of the creative process and the act of making, particularly as an element of everyday life, folk culture, celebration and ceremony. I am inspired by stories of people and place, and the search for otherness and magic in the everyday. I aim to create works and projects that promote a hands on relationship with materials and processes. How we shape them and how they shape us.
My practice has been enriched by collaborations with engineer and cartoonist Tim Hunkin and an apprenticeship in metalworking with silversmith and designer Jocelyn Burton.
I am an alumnus of Leeds College of Art and The Royal Drawing School.
Students from Our Ladies School working with Ginny Koppenhol
A Culture Coop Creative Commission
March 4 – April 29
‘Brain Hacks’ is a phone photography project focused on creativity as a tool for wellbeing. Working with young people from Our Lady’s Catholic College, Lancaster, the project was produced and delivered by photographer Ginny Koppenhol.
Scientific research supports increasingly the theory that by finding ways to focus on the daily positives of life, we can improve our mental wellbeing. The role of reticular activating system (our brain’s filtration system) is central to much of this research, and highlights our ability to actively shift our perception, which is especially valuable during life’s challenges, as it enables us to view the ‘bigger picture.
Young people learnt phone photography skills and creative techniques, which they took away to create daily images that favour the positive, joyful, exciting, poignant or peaceful moments (not ignoring/ dismissing the negative moments or the challenges associated with searching for positive ones).
HOORAY FOR THE BAY
Sharon Burns is an artist, graphic designer, and marketing storyteller.
The artworks are composed using multiple photographs within each piece. They are a celebration of the beauty and the restorative quality of the coast and contain uplifting words of optimism about the future of our seaside towns.
These giclée prints use professional light-fast pigments printed on Hahnemuhle artists’ paper, ensuring the highest quality (as specified by the Fine Art Trade Guild) and a life expectancy of at least 75 years. It is advisable however, not to hang prints in strong direct sunlight.
"The bay has been a source of much inspiration and restorative to so many, especially over the lockdown period. I love to capture the effects of sunlight on the seascape, the atmospheric shifts in mood. A good friend once termed the view as "Balm for the soul" It is exactly that."
Morecambe Camera Club at the Stone Jetty Cafe from February 2nd 2022
MCC is a friendly group of people, with a range of photographic experience, who share skills and all have a common interest in producing and editing images. It doesn’t matter if you have a fancy camera or just use your phone, we welcome anyone who likes taking pictures!
In normal times we meet weekly during from October to March, with less frequent meeting/outings during the summer month. Winter meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:30 in the small meeting room at Church of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme.
For more information visitwww.morecambecameraclub.co.uk
Bay Leadership Academy Year 9 Art Club at the More Music Gallery.
February 4 – March 2
This digital art project has been created by a group of year 9's from Bay Leadership Academy working with the Geography Department of Lancaster University. They have created their vision of a future Morecambe using their knowledge and understanding of climate change. These will be made into Stereoscopes over the next few months and placed on the promenade.
Oct 22nd to Jan 10th
"Streets In The Sky" is a series of photos taken by photographer Richard Davis, back in the late 1980's/early 90's, whilst he was living in Manchester's notorious inner-city district Hulme. At the time it was built in the 1970's, Hulme became one of the biggest housing estates in Europe, with 4 huge crescent shaped Housing Blocks at it's heart. However by the mid 1990's everything was demolished. Richard's Photos are an important reminder of how Hulme looked prior to the bulldozers moving in.
Richard Davis is a British Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer based in the North West. In the last few years Richard has had work exhibited by the British Culture Archive in London, Manchester & Berlin, as well as having work published by renowned Photography Publishers Cafe Royal Books.
"The Journey From Hulme to Morecambe". Photography Talk by Richard Davis. October 22nd 7pm - FREE “On the opening night of my exhibition, Streets in the Sky, I'll explain how I came to squat in the notorious district of Hulme in Manchester during the 1980's and how I converted my living space into a Photographic Studio and Darkroom. What followed was an unforgettable intense period of creative freedom which led to a desire to document, via photography, my surroundings in the Brutalist inspired environment that was Hulme.
Along the way I also took a series of portraits in my flat of the many talented individuals that emerged from the arts scene which dominated in the City of Manchester during this time including Steve Coogan, Caroline Ahearne, Lemn Sissay, Henry Normal, Jon Ronson & John Thompson.
I have used the inspiration from that time to develop a similar approach to a series of images taken in Morecambe”
Stone Jetty Cafe
Living in West coast I take inspiration for the pictures I make from the surrounding countryside, the ever changing light, and the purple and orange sunsets of Morecambe Bay. I wet felt - using the brightly coloured fibres of merino wool, adding silk, bamboo fibre, soya bean tops and even camel down, to 'paint' a picture.
More Music Gallery
An intuitive responses to Plato's theory of the Forms. Part of an on-going experiment in outline and colouring, drawing and painting. My favourites are the faces with figures as features and the Greek Myth works that go back to the origins of art replacing “outlines” with “inline” skeletons. I hope that you enjoy the selection of paintings. Anthony David Padgett – 2021
September 17th 6.30pm
Anthony is also a dance teacher and will be teaching the easy to learn "Art Gallery Dance." He will also be DJing Art Gallery Music for a fun "Art Dance Party". Guests are encouraged to dress in extreme/outrageous New York art gallery private view clothes. Think "art collector" "crazy artist" "wealthy philanthropist" etc and go for it. The "Art Dance Party" is a form of artwork in itself - come along and interact
"I have created a series of printed works in response to the issue of climate change, specifically the threat of rising sea levels. Taking inspiration from our surrounding area the exhibition will include risograph prints, screen prints, digital works and printed textiles.” (Molly Bland)
Ginny Koppenhol’s first solo photography exhibition features local people with one distinctive thing in common, their vibrant coloured hair. ‘Ablaze!’ is a series of portraits created especially for this event, which starts on Friday 13 September with a launch event from 6pm.
Costa Del Morecambe
There will be beers, wine, pop and chip buns. Plus the cool sounds of Simon Norfolk playing records outside in the warm sea breeze. A perfect way to wind down after a day at Vintage By Sea or to put you in the mood for late-night partying in the little big top!
In association with Deco Publique and Vintage By The Sea.
A Worker's Playtime
Hazel is an award-winning artist based in Manchester. Since graduating in Fine Art from Cardiff in the late nineties, she has exhibited nationally, gained a Masters in Design and participates in a variety of research projects and symposiums. Last year she won the Left Bank Leeds Art Prize and a commission by the TUC means she’s extremely busy! We’re very privileged to see her work exhibited in Morecambe.
2nd – 30th August at the Stone Jetty Cafe.
Peak & Fell
Ingrid Christie, Andrea Joynson and Alan Outram
The Seaside Industrial Art Group in a show about mountains featuring new work by Ingrid Christie, Andrea Joynson and Alan Outram.
Opening Night June 28th 5pm - 7pm at The Stone Jetty Cafe.
Exhibition runs till 28th July
An exhibition of photographs by Daniel Brereton.
at More Music, Morecambe from June 7th - July 3rd.
Daniel moved back up to the North having been in London for 15 years. He worked as a director of music videos, fashion and commercial and when he returned – he started to document towns and nature through film photography.
Taking trains, as he can’t drive, he would visit towns and cities, some familiar and some not, and would search out striking space, compositions and light.
Often the absence of something that was interesting, for instance, people or cars, that created a kind of tension – it would often be the spaces in between that he was looking at; the past and the present, nature and urban, tradition and modernity.
The Colour of Music
THE COLOUR OF MUSIC by Daniel Davidson.
at The Stone Jetty Cafe, MAY 11th - June 17th. Entry Free.
White Elephant Contemporary gallery presents...
FOGEYS by David Stewart.
Fogeys is a collection of images by the internationally acclaimed photographer David Stewart, celebrating growing old disgracefully. Comprising upbeat, positive photographs of elderly people in a series of unpredictable situations, Fogeys includes amusing shots of old men dangling their feet inside freshly dug graves and flying down hills on homemade go-karts. Stewart won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2015, and has been previously exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery a further 15 times. Entry Free.
An exhibition of new works by Joe Hesketh.
20th Feb - 30th March 2019
Open Thurs-Sat 10-5pm.
Double Exposure by R. Simon Dalton.
Double Exposure is two exhibitions in one. Unoccupied Spaces is on show at The More Music Gallery from April 11th to May 9th, and New York street photographs are at the Stone Jetty Cafe from April 12th to May 15th 2019.
Our Back Pages - Litfest at 40
An exhibition looking back over 40 years of Litfest and the Lancaster Literature Festival. Curated by Johnny Bean who worked at Litfest from 2003-2012.
At The Storey, Lancaster and The More Music gallery from March 4th to 31st March. Entry free.
A new exhibition of photographs by Jill Abbott. Jill studied Photography at Blackburn College, before going on to obtain a degree in Linguistics and Art History. Her photography remained on hold until moving to Lancaster in 2004, since when she has held several exhibitions. Portraiture and street photography are her main focus – her aim is to capture the ‘thing’ behind the eyes – in locations with an unexpected viewpoint.
Jan till March at the More Music Gallery.
You Are Here
An exhibition of work by the WEG column, looking at how it all went wrong, with a step by step guide on how to put it right, starting with caring for the brain and finishing with handy tips on how to decorate your home.
Open Thurs-Sat 10-5pm.
We Are Warriors!
"We Are Warriors" is a celebration of the battles women fight in their everyday lives. Amazing women, strong and courageous, yet gentle and compassionate. At the More Music gallery, 13-17 Devonshire Street, Morecambe LA3 1QT.
Opening night 26/10/18 6.00pm. Exhibition runs till Jan 28th. Entry Free
New paintings by Mark Dyball. The show includes 50 small paintings of mid century buildings which are beautiful and on sale for a ridiculous £20 each. At the Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe.
Opening night 31/08/18 6.00pm. Entry Free
A glimmering retrospective of work by the New York/Leeds 1960's artist John Baldwin at the White Elephant Gallery in Morecambe's Arndale Centre!
Opening night 31/0/18 6.30pm, runs till October, open Thurs-Sat 10-5pm.
The photographs in 'Pleasureland' are taken at various locations at the English seaside, many in Morecambe, where they have never before been shown. This exhibition will feature past work with new unseen photos. "Darren Andrews’ photographs frame the seaside as a theatrical, carnivalesque, and sometimes darkly sinister zone in which locals and holiday-makers rub shoulders with costumed, bewigged, tattooed performers – punks, drag acts, freakshow artists, clairvoyants, magicians, jugglers, dancers" - Bruce Bennett from the introduction to Pleasureland (the book).
At the More Music Gallery, Morecambe from 21st Sept to late October 2018.
Open All Ours
The Exchange Collective
A group show by members of the Exchange Creative Community's studio collective all based in Morecambe's Arndale Centre!
21/07/18 to 29/08/18
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe. Opening hours vary.
A mysterious new show by Jenny Natusch at the White Elephant Gallery in Morecambe's Arndale Centre!
07/07/18 to 18/08/18
Opening hours vary.
Blackburn University Students
Group show of contemporary art by 2nd year Fine Art students of Blackburn University. Featuring work by Jane Beckwith, Emma Colbert, Ludia McCaig, Aloise Diaw, Sana Patel, Imogen Holden, Tamzin Shorrock and Lyndsey Blezard.
At the Stone Jetty Cafe, 29/06/18 to 19/07/18. Entry Free.
Paintings of Musicians
MAC member Jo Powell’s latest exhibition will be held at More Music. Preview Night: Friday, May 26th 6.30pm, with wine and nibbles, plus live music from LUNA from Sunderland Point (accordion, guitar/banjo).
All welcome. Free entry
The Tarkus Spring - Art, Optimism & Revolution
White Elephant Gallery
A social experiment funded by the Karabekian/Nargardo Foundation supported by the Institute of Uzbekistan Arts and East Street Arts.
At The White Elephant Gallery, The Arndale Centre for Cultural Consumerism, Morecambe. Free entry from May 5th - June 9th, 2018
The Big Dance
by Johnny Bean
In 2014, Johnny Bean, together with Typical Type, put a call out for dancers of any genre or style to come and dance for the camera in front of Typical Types big illuminated DANCE letters - here's what happened!
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, free entry from May 16th 2018
by Dawn Latham
‘Spaces where edges overlap - obvious, accidental or intangible - where land meets sea – where present leaves past – the impossibly delicate traces & layers in-between - that's where my art begins...’
At More Music, free entry from April 23rd to May 22nd 2018
By the BayDriftwood Art
by Lin Dean
From Sat 24th March 2018 until early May, at The Stone Jetty Cafe in Morecambe, MAC presents…
Lin Dean’s first exhibition features works created from driftwood washed up on the beaches of Morecambe Bay. Includes, prints, seaglass art and 3d- driftwood art. A delight. Free entry.
Little Man Your Time Has Arrived
by Paul Kondras
Impressions, fragments, memories of places. How often has one seen an oddity, a surprise, an idea only for it to dissolve in the memory and be forgotten?
At The Hothouse, Morecambe
13/01/18 - March '18
Lancashire Skies, Lancashire Tides
by Jamie Holman
An intimate, invitation-only event for 23 guests. A supper, an art installation, a reflection on the tragedy of the death of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay. With Jenny Phung and Steve Childs.
Weds 14th March 2018 at The Stone Jetty Cafe.
Little Man Your Time Is Now
by Paul Kondras
The first exhibition in the White Elephant Contemporary Art Gallery in The Arndale, Morecambe.
Featuring work from the Kondras Kollective and Hungarian artist Oulan Nagardo, with the support of the ‘Rabo Karabekian Foundation for the Arts’, ‘East Street Arts‘ and the ‘Arndale Centre for Cultural Consumerism’. The gallery, based in Morecambe’s Arndale Centre, will be open Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment for the month. The gallery will continue with a programme of rolling art exhibitions. This show is an expanded version of the exhibition shown recently at The Hothouse.
One Man Band Shebang
by Graham Wynne
Capturing the spirit and fun of the One Man Band Shebang, Graham Wynne is a brilliant photographer who has worked with More Music over the years as both a musician and photographer.
Accompanying the photographs there will be films from Johnny Bean, Tom Lloyd and others.
Opening Event with…you guessed it…a One Man Band Cabaret!
Fifty Faces of Employment
by Kirsty Stuart-Clarke
Amazing portraits of people from all walks of life by Kirsty Stuart Clarke (aka Bipolaroid Morecambe).
Kirst set Bipolaroid up about a year ago after being diagnosed as Bipolar. She wanted to do something that she loved and also something to keep herself grounded so decided to work on her photography. She started experimenting and sharing work on local sites, and slowly but surely she realised she was getting a great response. "I have to be honest," she says, "I was rather shocked. I kept working hard and the interest kept on growing. That was when I decided I would try and set up my own photography page and Bipolaroid Morecambe was born. Quite quickly momentum grew and the page became a business.”
This is Kirsty's first exhibition. At The Hothouse, Morecambe, October 2017
Lighthouses and Fishing Nets
by Jill Wignall
Work on a nautical theme featuring the illustrated stories of a fishing family on the River Lune. Lancaster artist, Jill Wignall, The works illustrate stories Jill has been told by Bob Parkinson. Bob’s stories, about growing up in a fishing family who also tended to two lighthouses, come to life through Jill’s drawings, paintings, textiles and embroideries. At the Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe, July 2017
An auction in aid of The Stone Jetty Cafe - home of many MAC exhibitions following a break-in. Held at Brucciani's Cafe, Morecambe. Free entry
by Kriss Foster
A collection of new paintings by artist, musician and comedian Kriss Foster. Don't miss the opening soiree afternoon with tea and ice creams. At Brucciani's Cafe, Morecambe, September 2017.
Lunseide by The Seaside
by Lunside studios
Artists from Lancaster's Luneside studios take a trip to the seaside to present a selection box of visual treats.
At the Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe, August 2017.
Inspired by Journeys
by Johnny Bean, Simon Dalton & Graham Dean
3 photographers take different perspectives on the theme of "Journeys" in a photographic exhibition at Carnforth Railway Station, April 2017.
Journeys:a group show
by various artists
A group show of work all based on a theme of "Journeys".
At The Stone Jetty Cafe and The Hothouse, May 2017.
The Faces Behind Our Food
by Johnny Bean
24 photographic portraits of 12 Lancashire-based food producers tell the tales behind the food on our plates.
At The Hothouse, March 2017.
by Rosie Tacon-Glass
Collages based on sewing and knitting patterns. Layering up the sewing templates exposed an organic visual map, both beautiful in itself and as a guide to Rosemary's use of paint to make new documents, palimpsests.
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, March 2017.
iMap the Neighbourhood
by Various Artists
Streets on Show - A multilayered residency. 3 artists work to gain an understanding of our community by creating overlayered maps of the complete infrastructure through community participatory activity with artists and engineers.
The project was run by Pete Moser together with Andy Plant, Mark Powell, Lizzie Coombs, Kate Maddison, Johnny Bean and Sue Flowers.
At The Hothouse, February 2017.
by Irena Switala
First exhibition by Irena Switala, a series of photographs exploring the bond between children and their chosen toys.
At The Hothouse, October 2016.
Everything is Not the Same
by Hannah Farrell
Hannah Farrell returns to her hometown to present a body of photographs formed in two distant places, Morecambe and Pula, Croatia, where she completed an artist in residence programme earlier this year. She combines portraits of her subject, 17-year-old Jacob, with sculptural landscapes and still lives to rework photographic conventions and explore human identity
At The Hothouse, October 2016
The 20th Century Art Trail
by Various Artists
32 artists exhibit in 15 unexpected venues throughout Morecambe to coincide with Vintage By The Sea 2016.
Supermarché by the Sea
By Charlie Kondras, Ben Hall & Joshua Dring
Lancaster's hip design youngsters take a trip to the seaside to show their wares.
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, July 2016.
by Jenny McCabe
Jenny McCabe’s work focuses on British wildlife and nature, she combines drawings, collage and printmaking, using messy gestural lines to capture the energy and movement of the subjects. Jenny uses layers of vintage paper to build up the tones and textures of her subject, enjoying the happy accidents that occur with the placement of collage - lines and colours of the paper referencing the original subject but also creating something new and different.
Shoreline is a new range of work looking at the coastal birds of Morecambe Bay. Using local maps Jenny has created 8 new pieces exploring the birdlife of the bay including Curlews, Lapwings, Bar-tailed Godwits and of course your common Gull.
At The Stone Jetty, May 2016.
The Art Show Wot We Did
by various artists
An exhibition celebrating the life of Eric Morecambe set to coincide with what would have been the comedian's 90th birthday. The Art Show Wot We Did event at Morecambe Library runs from 14 May until 9 July and will feature art "inspired" by the TV comedian. Organisers Morecambe Artist Colony asked 150 artists to submit work but say anyone can send in "Eric artwork". The event coincides with an exhibition about the Morecambe-born entertainer at Lancaster's City Museum from 14 May.
A pop-up cinema night showing independent short films by local filmmakers at the Stone Jetty cafe.
Morecambe Minis, a not for profit pop up cinema, will be showing films by Jenny McCabe, Molly Bland, Ben Hall, Tom Diffenthal, Darren Conway, Steve Varden and Charlie Kondras.
by James Attwood
James creates intricate, detailed papercuts that depict scenes familiar to Morecambe Bay residents and visitors alike. His work captures and celebrates places and spaces that many of us visit. Not always the grand view or building but the more intimate and familiar places that we love but often take for granted. The exhibition at The Hothouse showcases 9 papercuts from this ongoing series.
I Made It Myself
by Alan Outram
An exhibition of record sleeves and posters championing DIY culture and the art of plunder. Created by Alan Outram.
At The Hothouse, March 2016.
Grand Ole Opry
by Louiza Rabouhi Kilcawley
Pen and ink drawings of country and western stars, wrestlers and more by Louiza Rahbouhi Kilcawley.
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, March 2016.
The End of the Pier
by Kate Drummond & Kohn Kingston
Typographic prints by Kate Drummond and paintings by John Kingston.
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, March 2016.
by Johnny Bean
Portraits of local musicians, snapped away from the performance arena, by photographer Johnny Bean from an ongoing series. At The Hothouse, February 2016.
Out of Season
by Nick Burns
Photographs by Nick Burns, including double exposures and manipulated images.
At The Stone Jetty Cafe, November 2015.
Prom! Prom! Prom!
by Johnny Bean, Simon Dalton & Graham Dean
3 different photographers with very different visual perspectives take a look at life on Morecambe Promenade.
At The Dukes, Lancaster, October 2015.
Om Pom Pom!
by Various Artists
The inaugural show by artists from the Morecambe artist colony collective.
At The Hothouse and The Stone Jetty Cafe, October 2015.