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Glossopdale artistic talent on show at Hadfield Art show
Monday 27th June 2016 @ 16:12 by Adam Higgins

Glossopdale’s wealth of artistic talent was highlighted at the annual Hadfield Art show.

One – a Glossop scene by Anne Harry – was voted better than Picasso by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham.

Commenting on the Spanish artist’s work, the MP said he would not hang it behind his toilet door!

This year’s show in Hadfield Hall attracted more than 250 entries in a variety of mediums.

Paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, all juggled for space in the room over the library.

Doing the hard work of judging was artist Gordon Clegg from Stalybridge.

He said: “Any one of 10 (entries) could have won best in show. I was going to spend 10 minutes on the judging, but it took me over two hours.”

Gordon spoke of being impressed by both the variety and standard of work on offer.

He also spoke of the reduction in Government funding which was hitting the arts particularly hard.

Praise for the artists also came from High Peak Mayor Cllr George Wharmby, who attended Friday night’s preview with his Mayoress wife Jean.

Cllr Wharmby also paid tribute to the Friends of Hadfield Hall who organised the weekend’s show. He also praised Glossopdale’s volunteers.

The best picture, as voted by show visitors, was Alan Peck’s painting of John Owen’s Border Collie Bob.


By David Jones