Historic Sheffield art society broadens its canvas

Rat Catchers by Phil Lockwood
Rat Catchers by Phil Lockwood
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Sheffield’s longest-running art club is preparing to usher in the spring with its latest free exhibition.

Heeley Art Club, which formed in 1895, is to hold its 14th exhibition of its members’ latest work at the Winter Garden, running from this Saturday until next Saturday, April 9.

This time the show will feature artworks covering topics mostly not related to Sheffield, in watercolours, oils, acrylics and mixed media – and everything is for sale.

Pieces will include an industrial painting by Phil Lockwood called Rat Catchers, a view of mountains in Madeira by Ray Beddow and a colourful depiction of a solar flare by Annie Mays.

The club is now over 40 artists strong, and members meet on alternate Tuesday evenings at Millhouses Methodist Church.

The spring exhibition will be open daily during the Winter Garden’s usual opening times, ending next Saturday at 3pm. Visit www.heeleyartclub.co.uk for details.