Delayed art show opened by retiring curator Robert

Opening of Brighouse Art Circle annual exhibition at Smith Art Gallery.'Gallery head attendant Robert Goulding, left, and Brighouse Art Circle chairman Geoff Habergham.
Opening of Brighouse Art Circle annual exhibition at Smith Art Gallery.'Gallery head attendant Robert Goulding, left, and Brighouse Art Circle chairman Geoff Habergham.

More than 80 original works of art produced by members of Brighouse Art Circle went on display at the weekend.

It was officially opened by Robert Goulding, the curator at the Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, after it was rescheduled due to the snow.

The exhibition is a collection of members’ best work done during the year.

Chair Geoff Habergham said they had a reasonable attendance considering the opening had been rescheduled.

“The exhibition is a huge success and up to the same high standard. There is a wide range of subject matter and those who did visit were impressed by what they had seen,” he said.

“It was opened by Robert as it was his last day and we thought it was a fitting tribute to let him open it for us. He did an extremely good job and spoke about past members.”

The exhibition will run until May 11. Paintings are being sold but due to the gallery being unmanned people who are interested will need to call Bankfield Museum.

Mr Habergham said that the club had a healthy membership and that the club itself is thriving. “More and more people are taking up art particularly when they have retired. It is quite a time consuming past time so it is ideal to take up as a hobby.”

Anyone interested can contact Mr Habergham on 01484 712947 or email brighouseartcircle.co.uk

Tonight at 7.30 there will be a life model session and on April 11 there will be a workshop based on spring flowers.