Monday, 16 March 2015

Invitation to an Exhibition

Last Monday I was at Leigh Community Art Group where our Chairman, Trevor Gardner, read out an invitation from a group run, to assist the integration on people with mental health issues and learning difficulties, into society. They are called "The Spinney Group".

Leigh Community Art Group is proud to be associated with an endeavour such as this. They are holding an open exhibition on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to show , amongst other formats, their artistic creations.

The exhibition is being held at 14 Walmesley Road, Leigh, WN7. The premises used to be a printing place and is situated a few steps away from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Spinney is a mental health treatment centre situated in Atherton.    The contact person at this exhibition is called Jan.

The hours of opening are as follows:-

Tuesday   this Tuesday 17th March – between 1300  – 1500 hrs ;

and on Wednesday , 18th March between 10 – midday and 1300 – 1500 hrs.

Art is a very useful and productive tool in such groups so if you have a few minutes spare why not pop along to  and show your support which would be very much appreciated.

Finally watch this space for a planned series of articles showing the stages in making a beautiful pastel drawing of a well known classical painting.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Show Goes On!

Leigh Community Art Group is pleased to announce that our exhibition in Rivington barn Visitor Centre is open tomorrow, and next weekend (Sat & Sun). It is also open on Wednesday.

Next weekend is the final one of what has been yet another very successful exhibition. Therefore you have another 3 opportunities to buy an original art work for yourself or to make a beautiful present for someone else.

Meanwhile here is "Cabanon au Luberon", an oil on canvas by one of our members.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

In Memory of Bev Brooks

28 Jan 1959 - 30 Dec 2014

It was with great sadness and heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of our friend and fellow artist Beverly Anne Brooks, who died on the 30th December 2014.

Bev, as she liked to be called, had been an active artist within the Leigh Community Art Group for many years and enjoyed lasting friendships with members. Bev was also a member of Art Zone, an art group meeting weekly at Abram Community Centre.

Bev was an accomplished and successful artist, supporting the Leigh Community Art Group's many art exhibitions each year. Whilst she had her own distinctive style of painting subjects such as buildings, countryside, clouds, birds in the sky and other sky scenes, mostly using acrylics , she was adept at using all mediums of art and was eclectic in her painting abilities.

As well as being known for her passionate embrace of art and colour, Bev was also known for her bubbly personality and great sense of humour, even when she was not feeling very well. She has been a great ambassador for Leigh Community Art Group and members will continue to miss her presence, laughter and cheerfulness every Monday evening.

Bev's lasting legacy is her beautiful paintings which hang in the homes of so many people, her inspirational artistry and her commitment and support to the members of Leigh Community Art Group.

Rest in Peace.

Donations in memory of Bev can be sent direct to Wigan & Leigh Hospice.

Friday, 16 January 2015

LCAG Opens For 2015!

Yes, we are open again from Monday 19 January 2015 at 6.30. We look forward to seeing all our old members and new ones alike.

Remember you are always welcome to start regardless of ability and will be given any help you require or you can work alone as you choose.

Normally we do not have tutored classes so it is a great way to meet new friends. We have a very relaxed approach to doing art with the emphasis on enjoyment, otherwise what is the point?

If  you want more information then please have a look around the blog where you will have most if not all of your questions answered. If you need anything else please ring the mobile number 07974543123 or email us at

Remember, everybody , no matter what their ability, had to start somewhere!

"Ferme Provencale", an acrylic on canvas by one of our members.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Rivington Show Extended to 4 March 2015

Great news for art lovers! Leigh Community Art Group's Christmas & New Year exhibition has been extended until 4 March 2014. 

It is in the Visitors Centre at Rivington which is open Wednesday's, Saturdays and Sundays. 

So if you are getting out to stretch your legs after any Christmas and New Year Excess why not call in and have the chance to buy an original work of art for a present or treat for yourself.
Meanwhile please note our club does not reopen at Leigh Sports Village until Monday 19 January at 18.30. As always new members very welcome.

" First Snow, Tryfan " by one of our artists.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Boothstown Community Centre Show , 6 Dec 2014, A Great Success!

LCAG staged its second annual show at Boothstown Community Centre on 6 December 2014. Just like last year the show was a great success with 18 paintings sold. 

Judging from the numbers attending not all the public were at the shops that day. We wish to thank everyone who attended and showed interest in our members' work.

It was a pleasure to see so many people there to view a large range of types of paintings and drawings. We look forward to seeing you all soon. An itinerary will be announced for 2015 as soon as it is finalised.

The photos below were taken during a lull in visits.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Closed Until 2015

Please note we are now closed for Christmas and New Year. The first club night will be on Monday 19 January 2015 starting at 6.30 p.m. We look forward to seeing members new and old then.