As Autumn sets in, and the colours change, it's refreshing to see them in a different light - the beauty of the Three Peaks has inspired countless generations of artists.
A group or artists formed Three Peaks Arts in 2018 and have since organised open studios events, exhibitions and workshops. The Three Peaks Arts Trail is an opportunity to meet some of the artists, see their work, take part in a workshop, and understand their response to the surrounding countryside and other influences. A very varied range of disciplines and artists are included in the activities between 12th - 20th October, with most of the events taking place over the two weekends.
You'll be able to hear poetry, see printmaking, ceramics, painting, wood-carving, photography, book-making, textiles, silversmithing and collage. Horton Old School will be open through-out the week for an exhibition of work and residency by Manchester Metropolitan University Fine Art Students who will respond to the local environment. The internationally-known artist William Tillyer will be will opening the preview evening and talking about his work.
If you'd like to develop your own creative skills, join (pre-book - the prices are very reasonable so I think places will go quickly) one of the workshops covering tutored life drawing, landscape painting, drypoint, pottery, printmaking.
Do you collect anything? I, and a lot of people like me, can't help picking up small items and nature's bounty when outside, so I'm intrigued by "Collections", an exhibition at Horton Station on both weekends when Josie Beszant, Hester Cox and Charlotte Morrison will show their work on the theme of collections, and invite members of the public to show and tell them about their own collecting.
You can book workshops and see full details of the Three Peaks Art Trail events on their website. For full details of the artists whose work is pictured below pls see the website.