There is a treasure trove of art to be discovered at this year's Buxton Festival Fringe (July 8-24), with several new exhibitors coming on board.
Exciting Australian artist Jean Brooke-Taylor joins the Fringe with an exhibition of paintings, collages and cut-outs while at Project X café, Chris Robinson makes his Fringe debut with his own intricate, multi-layered paintings, collages and photographs.
Fringe-goers have come to expect something special from Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and this year's offerings do not disappoint. A huge highlight is the Derbyshire Open 2005 - an eagerly anticipated annual event showcasing work by professional and amateur artists of all ages. Also at the Museum is Randolph Douglas and the House of Wonders, a fascinating collection of objects including locks and restraints devised for Douglas's friend, the escapologist, Harry Houdini.
High Peak Artists' and Craft Workers' Association is once more mounting a large exhibition, housed for the last time at the Pump Room, opposite the Crescent. As well as admiring arts and crafts from jewellery to calligraphy, you can see free demonstrations by the artists each day.
Burbage Art Group's popular annual exhibition is more diverse than ever this year with recent artwork coming in all shapes and sizes and reflecting an extraordinary range of subject matter, from fish to dinosaurs! The group meets every week and is always looking for new members so why not give it a go?
Watch out too for some visually-inspiring works in our Films section. Shortarts: Short & Sweet offers an evening of intriguing short films created by adult students based in Buxton.
Remember the Fringe is open to all; next year we are hoping to run an Open House Arts Weekend as part of the Fringe. If you are interested in finding out more, please Send message to Info.
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