Se­crets of ex­hi­bi­tion re­vealed at event

Wilmslow Express - - FASHION - KAREN BRIT­TON karen.brit­ton@men­media.co.uk @KarenBrit­ton1

AN artist whose grand­par­ents in­spired an ex­hi­bi­tion at a his­toric mill will talk about their work at a spe­cial event.

The ex­hi­bi­tion at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal fea­tures art by Bar­bara Greg and Nor­man Janes in­spired by the mill.

Bar­bara grew up in Styal in the early 1900s and was a de­scen­dant of Sa­muel Greg who was the mill’s founder. She mar­ried Nor­man Janes, whose fam­ily was also in the mill busi­ness.

Their art­work was in­flu­enced by na­ture, in­dus­try and the mill com­mu­nity, as well as each other, and is on dis­play at the Na­tional Trust site as part of the Drawn out of Love ex­hi­bi­tion.

The cou­ple’s orig­i­nal en­grav­ings, lino-prints, watercolours and art ma­te­ri­als are show­cased in the ex­hi­bi­tion, which al­lows vis­i­tors to fol­low Bar­bara’s life from stu­dent to artist and illustrator of books such as The Poacher’s Hand­book.

The cou­ple’s grand­daugh­ter Emily Janes, who helped cu­rate the ex­hi­bi­tion, will give a talk to give fur­ther in­sight into the tal­ented duo.

She will be shar­ing tales of their life and love of art on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, at the mill.

Kate Picker, vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence of­fi­cer at Quarry Bank, said: “It will be a unique in­sight into the lives of two peo­ple who were a part of Wilm­slow’s his­tory.

“Any­one who is in­ter­ested in lo­cal his­tory, art or Quarry Bank will re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate this chance to connect with a rel­a­tive of two peo­ple that have such strong links to the area.”

Emily Janes’ talk is on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, be­tween 1pm and 3pm.

Nor­mal mill ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply but the event is free.

Book­ing is es­sen­tial, by call­ing 01625 445845 or vis­it­ing na­tion­al­trust.org. uk/quarry-bank.

The free ex­hi­bi­tion is open 11am to 4.30pm un­til Sun­day, April 19.

Bar­bara Greg and Nor­man Janes. Right: Grand­daugh­ter Emily Janes with one of the works of art

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