Saddleworth Edges captured in new exhibition at Museum

By Jack Williams

AN EYE-CATCHING exhibition that explores the hills and landscapes on the outskirts of Saddleworth will be hosted by Saddleworth Museum from March 4 – April 2.

‘Saddleworth Edges’ by Di Terry, from Diggle, takes a closer look at how the built environment ends and the millstone grit breaks through to the peaty moor.

Di’s art has been displayed for people to enjoy across the country, from the Oxo Tower on the South Bank in London to closer to home at Gallery Oldham, with Culture 24 naming the exhibition as one of the best in the North West.

The artist produces her work in her studio in Woodend Mill, Mossley, using a ‘gesso’ technique, layering a plaster like paste and applying acrylic oil paints to create dynamic landscapes.

Speaking about her latest exhibition, Di said: “I’m really looking forward to displaying my work locally, it’s something I take great pride in.

“I’ve loved exploring areas at the edge of Saddleworth and I hope people will come and be inspired to perhaps acknowledge those places which can sometimes be overlooked compared to our more well-known beauty spots.

“There will also be the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of my works with the funds raised going directly to Saddleworth Museum who do a fantastic job of preserving our local history.”

Peter Fox, Curator for Saddleworth Museum, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Di’s work to the museum.

“The subject matter complements our own exhibitions and displays and we’re looking forward to seeing our visitors reactions over the short time that it will be available to view.”

For further information on Di’s work visit: http://www.diterry.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/dipotpaint

 

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