Artist’s de­sign for fell race beer

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

AN artist has teamed up with a brew­ery to cre­ate a beer la­bel for an up­com­ing fell race.

Graphic artist Jon Tatham has been work­ing with The Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co to cre­ate the art­work for a limited edi­tion se­ries of its Three Peaks Fell Race ales.

In hon­our of the an­nual fell race or­gan­ised by Andy Skel­horn on May 14 – the only one of its kind to start and fin­ish from a brew­ery – Jon will be ex­hibit­ing work in­spired by the theme of fell run­ning at The Vale Inn, Bolling­ton, un­til the end of May.

A sea­soned fell run­ner and tal­ented artist, he has in­cluded some ref­er­ence to lo­cal fell races as well as ab­stract cre­ations re­lated to the sport.

His ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes dif­fer­ent art­work in­clud­ing painted can­vasses and mixed me­dia col­lages.

Jon said: “Hav­ing run around the race route area many times, there is a par­tic­u­lar blue hue to the sky that re­minds me of the Bolling­ton hills.

“The sum­mit mark­ers are used in the de­sign for each la­bel and I’ve gone for a fresh look to set it apart from tra­di­tional pump clip de­signs.”

The Bolling­ton Brew­ery, as co-cre­ator of the race, has de­vel­oped three spe­cial brews un­der its Three Peaks se­ries – Nab Head, Ker­ridge and White Nancy – which will re­leased over the next four weeks.

One of the sig­na­ture se­ries will be bot­tled and avail­able on the day at the brew­ery.

Lee Wain­wright, owner of The Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co, said: “We’ve al­ways been huge ad­vo­cates of Jon’s work and his dis­tinc­tive style.

“As an ex­pe­ri­enced fell run­ner and well known artist, we felt the col­lab­o­ra­tion was a great nat­u­ral fit.

“We look for­ward to show­cas­ing his work at The Vale Inn over the com­ing weeks.”

For de­tails visit bolling­ton­brew­ing.co.uk.

●● Jon Tatham with Andy Skel­horn, race or­gan­iser, and Amy Wood and Lee Wain­wright from The Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co with bot­tles of the ale

●● Bolling­ton Light Opera Group’s pro­duc­tion of The Pi­rates of Pen­zance

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