Monday, 17 May 2010
What a platform for an exhibition!
There's something quite therapeutic about gazing out of a train window when you pull into a station. It's faintly cathartic to watch others board the train, or imaging the adventures of those disembarking. Your eyelids might get droopy, your breathing may match the rhythm of the train, that is of course unless you pull into Todmorden Railway Station! it takes a second glance, an involuntary gasp of breath, a rush towards the train's doors before the conductor blows his whistle. and what makes this small Yorkshire station prompt such a flurry of activity, why, an art exhibition of course!
From the 8th May to the end of the month Tricia (of Art.Works fame) will be exhibiting and selling her vibrant and 'quirky' paintings in the platform one gallery, Todmorden Railway Station. After a hugely successful launch, in which 3 paintings where snapped up by eager eyed buyers, there's been a constant stream of visitors pouring over the colourful canvases.
Trish said 'I'm so happy so many people were able to come to the launch and I'm really excited to see all my paintings displayed together in one space.'
So, if you find yourself pulling in to Todmorden station why not hop off for the train for a while and indulge in a little creative delight guaranteed to put a smile on on the face of even the most miserable of Monday morning commuters!
Info: Platform one gallery is open Thursday- Sunday 11am-4pm. all proceeds from sales will go to buy clean water facilities for friends in Uganda. Thanks to Phill Atherton for the photos!