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Collidoscope is a group of North West artists who have come together to show their work, which includes painting, photography, ceramics and craftwork. Some met through art class run by a tutor Sue Yoosawai, who is also exhibiting with the group. Genre, style and subject matter are diverse, from representational to abstract in variety of media.

Janet Cobbold

Among the subjects which interest Janet are images inspired by the lyrics of musical theatre. She also enjoys photographing all sorts of things on her travels.

Dorothy Culshaw

Dorothy works with watercolour and collage and is also interested in photography and craftwork. Her detailed images inspire and challenge the eye.

Sylvia Garrette

Sylvia finds the subject matter for her paintings in the survival of nature in the city. She paints mainly in acrylics and also produces work with ceramics.

Graham Gavin

Graham has drawn and painted most of his adult life. He works mainly with watercolour and ceramics but has recently branched out into larger scale oil painting.

Mair Griffiths

Mair's thoughts: "I paint believing the expressive arts can be a catalyst to initiate transformation."

Tony Griffiths

Tony has been involved in photography for over 20 years. He has an in depth knowledge of unique and picturesque locations. This has led him to produce an intriguing and creative collection of images.

Ann Harrision

Ann usually works in watercolour. Her favourite themes are landscapes and flowers. She is also interested in experimenting with pottery.

Gail Hayes

Gail works in various mediums; her favourite is clay. She takes her inspiration from the human form but relies heavily on the physical sensation between her hands and the clay. When working on canvas she favours acrylics and is similarly inspired by the human form.

Marie McGowan

Marie paints abstract arts, mainly using acrylics. She is interested in creating shape, colour, tone and texture. She also tries to capture abstract image on film.

Simon MacBryde

"My portraits are inspired by the close relationship I had with my maternal grandfather. My method of taking colour snapshot photographs, translating into large black and white paintings is one where the sitter is fully engaged and fundamental to the creative process. Strong black and white contrast suggests mass media print processes. This can indicate that while the subject is a particular person, she/he is also representative of more universal recognition."

Sue Yoosawai

Sue teaches colour theory and life drawing at the university of Liverpool. Her paintings are an extension of this. Her current preoccupation is the relationship between colour in the natural world and its relationship with visual and verbal language.

The exhibition is open Monday to Friday between 12 and 4.00 pm from Tuesday 8th until Friday 19th March. For details on how to get there see How to Find Us

Click on any of the images below to see enlarged versions.

Cage aux Folles Cage aux Folles

Mixed Media on Canvas

Janet Cobbold

Koala - Aboriginal Style Koala - Aboriginal Style

Acrylic on Canvas

Dorothy Culshaw

Daniel Dancing Daniel Dancing

Acrylic on Canvas

Sylvia Garrette

The Mutant Survivors The Mutant Survivors

Pastel on Paper

Graham Gavin

Friog Rocks Friog Rocks

North Wales

Photograph

Hot Season Hot Season

Watercolour on Paper

Mair Griffiths

Hibiscus Hibiscus

Watercolour on Paper

Ann Harrison

Empty Life Empty Life

Ceramic

Gail Hayes

Twisted Twisted

Ceramic

Gail Hayes

Elizabeth Elizabeth

Ink on Canvas

Simon MacBryde

Collidoscope Collidoscope

Acrylic on Canvas

Marie McGowan

Tension Tension

Acrylic on Canvas and Board

Marie McGowan

Paintbox Study V Pink Rose Paintbox Study V Pink Rose

Watercolour Gouache and Pastel on Paper

Sue Yoosawai