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Preview: Spring Collection: What, You…Where?

Spring Collection: What, You…Where? is a joint art exhibition opening on 24 April from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm in Blackpool. The event will be held across 2 venues, Barista Coffee (24 Birley St, Blackpool, FY1 1DU) and Toast Cafe Bar & Grill (28 Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1EJ), and will feature the work of six upcoming artists.

The exhibition will run for two weeks but be sure not to miss the opening night; the first thirty people to arrive will receive a free hand-printed goodie bag containing limited edition works and prints and there will also be refreshments provided.

Barista will feature the works of Rhianna Borsley, Hannah Nickson, Dawn Mander and Rhiannon Hartley. Works range from photography to paintings and mixed media.

Rhianna Borsley studied Fine Art and will have a series of five pieces in the show. Her work explores portraiture through mark making and layering with the use of acrylic paint and graphite.

Hannah Nickson looks at Architecture and describes her work as ‘bright and interesting with an urban feel’.

Dawn Mander is a self-taught photographer. She has previously exhibited at Revoe Library and is influenced by Martin Parr, Vivian Meier and Georgie Jerzyna Pauwels.

Rhiannon Hartley works with mixed media and ink, dealing with the subject of nature, she describes her pieces as ‘quirky’.

Toast will show the works of Robin Ross and John Marc Allen. This will include a variety of screen prints, digital art and paintings.

Robin Ross is a screenprinter and runs one of Blackpool’s top creative hubs, The Old Rock Factory. He has exhibited work at Arteria in Lancaster, Arteology in Colne, The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, The Manchester Buy Art Fair, Mutate Britain, and Upfest in Bristol. He also curates Sand Sea & Spray, Blackpool’s Urban Art Festival.

John Marc Allen is a painter and digital artist. He has exhibited work in Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and The Affordable Art Fair in London. He has exhibited in Blackpool as part of the Culture Shops project, and in the artBurst exhibition.

For further information please contact: [email protected].

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