The third in a series of art exhibitions is currently on display in a shopping centre gallery. 

The Market Place exhibition, ‘3’, features the work of three award-winning artists – Janet Brady, Maddie Hargreaves and Susan Syddall.

Janet, Maggie and Susan have a wealth of talent between them and are all highly regarded in their own field.

This latest exhibition brings together their work which has been inspired by nature and the environment and each artist has used different processes to create their pieces.

Janet uses expressive mark making to explore geology and the history of place, Maggie takes inspiration from experience of landscape, creating abstract paintings, and Susan uses textiles, stitch and colour to make mixed media works.

The Bolton News: Hive GalleryHive Gallery (Image: Hive Artists)

Speaking on behalf of all three artists, Maggie, a former winner of the John Ruskin prize for drawing, said: “As former Bolton University students and artists, we are delighted to be returning to show our new work at the lovely Hive Gallery.

“We have all been developing new working practices and appreciate the opportunity to share our passion with the Bolton public.”

The exhibition opened on February 17 and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm and the works will be on display until the end of March.

There was a preview event on Saturday, February 18 and there will be an artists’ talk in the gallery on Friday, February 24 from 1.30pm to 3.00pm to which everyone is welcome to attend and meet the artists.

The Bolton News: Exhibition flyerExhibition flyer (Image: Hive Artists)

Dr Steph Dermott, director of Hive Artists CIC, said “Following on from the first two successful exhibitions in our gallery, we are pleased to be able to share this exciting work with the wider community and visitors to the Market Place.

“It is our aim to both brighten up the shopping centre with contemporary fine art and encourage people who are perhaps new to the world of art, to come and experience it first-hand.”