Rugby artists weave magic for new exhibition

Carol Wheeler.
Carol Wheeler.

Rugby artists from the art group Alchemy will be exhibiting in a new gallery for the first time.

Their latest exhibition will take place at the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley, from March 25 - April 22.

They had to look for somewhere new when a planned exhibition in Rugby was postponed.

The old stocking factory provides a superb hanging space for the group to showcase their individual and innovative work.

Artist Carol Wheeler said: “The 10 artists hope to weave some strands of Alchemy magic into the old fabric of the building’s history.

“There will be a collaborative group exhibit which invites visitors to touch, move and change the artwork to please their own perception of the theme ‘Things are getting better - things are getting worse’.

“This theme will also be reflected in some of the work on show while other pieces respond to ‘Alchemy’ or the free choice of the artists.”

Many mediums are used for the pieces including print, oils, felting, line drawing, mixed media and 100 sculpted figures depicting young and old of all shapes and sizes.

Each Friday and Saturday during the exhibition between 10am - 2pm some of the artists will be in the gallery ready to chat about their work.

Carol, who lives in Rugby, added: “I’m really excited to be taking my work to a bigger space and showing to a new audience.

“It was because of the bigger space that I was inspired to make some new big paintings, some of which I’m saving for the Rugby Festival of Culture in the summer.”

She said: “Happily there is a cafe on site for visitors to refresh themselves and mull over the work on show.”

For more information contact Carol Wheeler on 07752 855538.

The Atkins building is in Bond Street, Hinckley.