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The Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition is back – in an online format showcasing work from all ages and abilities.
The virtual display, featuring hundreds of works by mostly local artists, runs from Friday, June 12, until Sunday, August 16.
The exhibition, which ran for five years until 2018 at the Silk Museum, has been revived by organiser Geoff Archer to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice.
Instead of paying an entry fee, artists have made donations to the Hospice and with most works for sale they are requested to make a donation in lieu of the commission on sales.
Geoff said: “The exhibition was extremely popular but eventually there was nowhere in town to hold it and in the current situation I thought it’d be interesting to do it online.
“The exhibition is open to all artists, amateur or professional and there’s no age limit. Most artists are from this area but we’ve had one entry from Australia, from an artist who used to live in Macclesfield.
“Artists were allowed to submit a maximum of three works. Usually there’s a selection process at galleries because of lack of space to hang items, but in this case everything submitted will be shown.”
The public can view exhibits at maccopen.org.uk.
Geoff, from Macclesfield, is a painter and was head of art at Henbury High School for around 30 years.
Geoff Archer with one of his paintings Pick Up which will be in the exhibition.Back to all news