Ex­hi­bi­tion by the Al­bert Street Artists

Loughborough Echo - - THE GUIDE - By Me­gan Cox me­gan,cox@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

NEW work by those suf­fer­ing with men­tal health prob­lems is now on dis­play at the Tan­gent Gallery in Lough­bor­ough.

Cre­ative pieces by Al­bert Street Artists are be­ing dis­played in an ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled ‘Space’ at the South­field Road gallery un­til Satur­day, Septem­ber 23.

Res­i­dents who call in will see a range of skills, styles and me­dia on show in­clud­ing oil, acrylics, ink pen, mixed me­dia and wa­ter colour.

From but­ter­flies to a ro­bot, a num­ber of dif­fer­ent sub­jects have been painted, drawn and sketched.

One of the artists is ac­com- plished in wa­ter­colour and an­other works in an il­lus­tra­tive graphic novel style to pro­duce mul­ti­coloured and of­ten hu­mor­ous images.

And one cre­ative spent four years as a graf­fiti artist in Le­ices­ter and this res­onates in his cur­rent out­put.

The group, which was founded 23 years ago, show their work twice yearly and the sum­mer show is al­ways to a theme in­ter­preted by the in­di­vid­ual artists.

Later in the year, usu­ally the end of Novem­ber, Al­bert Street Artists hosts a ‘New Works’ show, where mem­bers ex­hibit works of their own sub­ject choice, and also work from the an­nual Le­ices­ter­shire Views cal­en­dar.

In­di­vid­ual ex­hi­bi­tions also take place.

As well as show­cas­ing the work at the Tan­gent Gallery, some mem­bers have fea­tured in the likes of Town Hall’s Sock Gallery and the Le­ices­ter Open.

A spokesper­son form Al­bert Street Artists told the Echo they hope res­i­dents will come along and view the ex­hi­bi­tion.

They said: “Our en­gage­ment with the pub­lic is to show­case our tal­ents, sup­port lo­cal arts and to fos­ter a pos­i­tive view of men­tal health.”

‘Space’ is free to view and is open to the pub­lic 11am-4pm on Tues­days, and Thurs­days and 11am-3pm on Satur­days. Most works are for sale.

For more in­for­ma­tion, on Al­bert Street Artists call 01509 233218.

Pic­tured is a piece by Colin John­son.

Pic­tured is work by Paul Dex­ter.

More art­work by Stephen Fox.

Pic­tured is work by Ian Bent­ley.

Pic­tured is art by Stephen Fox.

A piece by artist Davey Grace.

Pic­tured is work by Paul Dex­ter.

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