Exhibitions

2020

Currently showing in Gallery 3 @ Castle Park Arts Centre until 29th March 2020 – MONO TECHIQ A joint exhibition with 3D artist Craig Louden.

MONO TECHNIQ EXHIBITION 2020

MONO TECHNIQ EXHIBITION 2020

Mono Techiq brings together a collection of sculptural 3D works by artist Craig Louden alongside calligraphic drawings, mixed media paintings and sketches by visual artist Midge.

I use old and redundant tools, engines and gearbox components to create something entirely different from their original intended purposes. Most people rarely see the insides of machinery and machines that they might use every day, and it’s satisfying to me to put things to a new use when they most likely would have ended up on the scrapheap. The inspiration for each piece normally comes from the parts themselves, and what they might lend themselves to becoming, rather than starting with an idea and then getting the parts to suit it. I try to employ a loose sense of symmetry with the tables but have to allow for the fact that I won’t always have identical parts to achieve a full mirror effect. I also believe that being fully symmetrical just wouldn’t look “right”, given the varied origins and sources of the parts used. I hope that visitors will find amusement in what I have created, and in possibly trying to identify which parts have come from where – motorbike and car engines, gearboxes, bicycles and hand tools to name but a few!
– Craig Louden

My work focuses on exploring, combining and developing mixed media concepts, techniques and methods to present visual interpretations of my natural surroundings and environment, travels, people and symbolism through mixed media, painting, drawing, and calligraphy. The series of works presented in this exhibition focus on the technique of drawing in various forms including a series of monotone drawings and sketches that explore calligraphic mark-making, abstraction, and pattern many of which originated from a single calligraphic stroke of the pen that unfolded and evolved out of my innermost imagination and emotions to colourful landscape abstractions based on my travels near and far.

– Midge

Upcoming exhibitions for 2020 include:

June – July 2020 – Cheshire Open Studios Annual Open Exhibition

5th July 2020 – Art in the Park Festival @ Castle Park Arts Centre

November 2020 – Castle Park Arts Annual Open Exhibition


2017

Red poppies in Pastel shown at Castle Park Arts Centre & Galleries 2017.

Castle Park Annual Open Art Exhibition 2017 between 11th November 2017 – 2nd January 2018.

Abbeywood Gardens Arts Exhibition 8th to 15th November 2017 will include some of my paintings along with a selection of handmade art journals/journal kits.

Cheshire Open Studios Annual Open Exhibition 2017  at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, WA6 6SE, Gallery 1. Exhibition opens on Friday 22nd September 2017,  7pm-9pm, closes 1st November.

Autumn Fire, Pastel on Board, Copyright @2017 Midge ACE (SOLD)

Mount Pleasant Gardens Open Studios Event 30th Sept/1st Oct during the Sculpture Trail as part of Cheshire Open Studios 2017.


2016

Cheshire Open Studios Annual Open Exhibition 2016  at Charles Roe House, Macclesfield.

Winner of the Mayor’s Award 2016 for Pink Skies in the Valley

Also exhibited work at Chester Cathederal, Chester with Art Up Close


2014

14th November to 23rd January – Annual Open Exhibition 2014 at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham.

North Cliff Breakers Revisited (SOLD)

Pictured with North Cliff Breakers Revisited (SOLD) on opening night. This also went on to win the Visitors Choice Award!

Also showing at this exhibition is a portrait of John Lennon (now SOLD)

John Lennon, Acrylic on Canvas, 1m sq

John Lennon, Acrylic on Canvas, 1m sq (SOLD)

17th October – Cubby Hole, Crewe (nr Queens Park) Open Exhibition

14th October – Seaside Exhibition at Salt Line Studios, Alsager

1st to 30th OctoberRed Lion, Winsford includes a selection of works including figurative, portraiture & landscape paintings & drawings.

Laburnum Walk, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 60 cm

Laburnum Walk, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 60 cm (SOLD)

23rd August to 17th September – Cheshire Open Studios OPEN Exhibition at Funky Aardvark, 61 Bridge Rows East, Chester. As part of this event my studio will be open to the public on 13th & 14th September alongside fellow artist Alison Rose at Rosetintedcreations.

7th – 9th July – Joy of Art Exhibition at Abbeywood Gardens, Cheshire in aid of St Luke’s Hospice. I will also be doing an all-day demonstration of Pastels & Mixed media on 8th July as part of this event.

6th July – Art in the Park Festival, Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham – all day art demonstration

May to June – Northern Artists Exhibition, Castle Park, Frodsham

2013

Art up Close Artists Exhibition at Electric Picture House, Congleton

Cheshire Open Studios at Marburae Art Gallery, Macclesfield

2012

Annual Open Exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

Cheshire Open Studios at Castle Part Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

Art on the Balcony, Glasshouse Bar & Grill, Sandbach, Cheshire

St Luke’s Art of Joy Exhbition, Abbeywood, Cheshire

2011

Classes Exhibition at Castle Part Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

Room at the Top, Victoria Mill Arts Centre, Congleton, Cheshire

Cheshire Open Studios Exhibition, Raw Sienna Gallery, Knutsford

St Lukes Exhibition, Abbeywood, Cheshire

Annual Open Exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

2010

Annual Open Exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

Cheshire Open Studios Exhbition, Victoria Mill Arts Centre, Congleton, Cheshire

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