Andy Marland’s ‘Industrial Tourist’ Exhibition at Astley Hall, Chorley


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Lancashire Monochrome member Andy Marland will be opening his ‘industrial Tourist’ exhibition at Astley Hall in Chorley on Saturday 16th November 2019 at 12:00.

The exhibition will feature nearly 50 of Andy’s industrial landscape photographs taken over the past 12 years in northern England and north Wales. These photographs cover a wide selection of Andy’s work and include the mills of Lancashire and Yorkshire, vast steelworks, abandoned coal mines and the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia. And let’s not forget the abandoned Duke of Lancaster ship in North Wales!

The exhibition will run until 22nd December 2019. Please note that Astley Hall is only open at weekends 12-4. It does NOT open during the week.

Members Exhibition at the Mercure Bolton Hotel – Simon Lupton


We are pleased to announce a new members exhibition at our gallery space in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House. Simon Lupton’s exhibition is his street photography from the annual ‘Tram Sunday’ event in Fleetwood.

The gallery is situated in the main bar area of the hotel and is open 7 days a week. The exhibition will run until the end of December

More of Simon’s work can be seen on his website


Helen Burrow’s Brontë Reader exhibition at the Brontë Parsonage



We are pleased to announce that Lancashire Monochrome member Helen Burrow is moving part of her Brontë Reader exhibition to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth. This is part of a larger Patrick Brontë exhibition that has been put on by the Parsonage and will run until the end of October. The exhibition opening is on 4th July, please RSVP as per the invite.

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Members Exhibition at Mercure Bolton – Dave Wilkinson


We are pleased to announce a new members exhibition at our gallery space in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House. Dave Wilkinson‘s exhibition contains a selection of his landscape photographs from north Norfolk and Scotland. The 18 prints are:

Anchor points Burnham Overy Staithe
Boat house Burnham Overy Staithe
Lone boat Burnham Overy Staithe
Moored up Thornham V
Stuck in the mud Brancaster Staithe V
Ready for launch Sherringham V
Low tide Thornham V
Boat in the reeds Brancaster Staithe
Thornham stumps Thornham
Three Sisters tree Glencoe
Glencoe Lochan Glencoe
Stream side lodge Glencoe
Lagangarbh cottage Glencoe
Black rock cottage Glencoe
Water fall Buachaille Etive Mor Glencoe
Strontian wreck CN217 Ardnamurchan peninsula
Polnish Chapel Ardnamurchan peninsula
Camas nan Gael (“Bay of the Strangers”) Ardnamurchan peninsula

The gallery is situated in the main bar area of the hotel and is open 7 days a week. The exhibition will run until mid-September.

More of Dave’s work can be seen on his website





Chris McGinley’s Exhibition now on at the Mercure Georgian House, Bolton



We are pleased to announce that the latest exhibition in our gallery space at the Mercure Georgian House Hotel in Bolton features the work of Chris McGinley. Chris is an accomplished street photographer whose work is well observed and often humorous. A member of both Lancashire Monochrome and Yorkshire Monochrome, Chris has two galleries of work on our website here and here.

The work is on display in the main bar area of the hotel and will run until the end of May.


Annual Exhibition 2019 Opening


_DSC8964Our annual exhibition is now open at South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre in Leyland. The exhibition was opened, as always, by the Mayor of the borough this years incumbent being Cllr John Rainsbury. The exhibition runs until Saturday 2 March 2019 and the museum is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 until 16:00; Thursdays 13:00 until 16:00; Fridays 10:00 until 16:00; and Saturdays 10:00 until 13:00.

A Brontë Reader – an exhibition by Helen Burrow

An exhibition of photographs by Lancashire Monochrome member Helen Burrow will be on display at the Photography Gallery, Dean Clough.
A decade ago two things happened. I saw John Day’s Holga photographs at a Lancashire Monochrome meeting and I went to Haworth with my husband George.
Being in Haworth Parsonage where the family lived sparked a connection with them as real people. I re-read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, discovered Villette, Emily’s poems and the Brontë letters. I also found Brontë connections closer to home, at Tunstall and Cowan Bridge.
George and I visited the cliffs at Kilkee in Ireland where Charlotte and Arthur Nicholls spent part of their honeymoon.
Holga images show me the world how I take it in – only a little in focus at once. They fit perfectly with how I feel about the moorland.
I know I could be fitted into a romantic artistic tradition, but I will leave that to other people. I just do what I enjoy.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 9 February 2019 – 14th April 2019, and is open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day. The exhibition includes a booklet of words and photographs.
All are welcome at the preview on 9th February at 12.00 on 9 February 2019 (parking free on Saturdays).
Dean Clough Galleries
01422 250 250

Ray Parkin Exhibition at Mercure Georgian House, Bolton


_DSC8930.jpgWe are pleased to announce that the latest exhibition in our gallery space at the Mercure Georgian House in Bolton is from Lancashire Monochrome member Ray Parkin.

The exhibition is titled ‘Patterns In The Sand’ and Ray’s artists statement describes it thus:

A beach serves many purposes: it is a playground, a place of rest, somewhere for a gentle stroll or strenuous run, and much else. For me, on this visit to Embleton Bay in Northumberland, it was an opportunity to reflect on the effect that the sea and its tide has on this particular environment. The tide had recently receded leaving these irregular patterns in the wet sand, arbitrarily depositing pebbles and larger stones, shells and seaweed. To all this, footprints had already been added. I found that the taking, processing and printing of these images was an enjoyable and rewarding process. These images are all on the same theme and, therefore, they do not have their own titles. They are not images of places or people, but of abstract patterns formed in the sand by the sea and therefore are more about my experience of the beach than the time and place.

Patterns In The Sand will be on display until the end of February 2019.


Denis Thorpe’s ‘A View from the North’ Exhibition (15 September until Saturday 20 October 2018)


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An exhibition of photographs by former Manchester Evening News and Guardian Photographer Denis Thorpe will run from Saturday 15 September until Saturday 20 October 2018 at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery.  The opening event  will be on Saturday 15 September from 2 o’clock until 4 o’clock.

Denis has previously spoken at Lancashire Monochrome and has asked us to publicise the even which we are gladly doing. A book will also be available.

Full address: Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 8AB

Georgian House Exhibition Gallery


Lancashire Monochrome’s new gallery space in the main bar at the Mercury Bolton Georgian House is now complete.

The group has had photographs on display in the main corridor at the hotel for several years, but following the £100,000 refurbishment of the main bar area, the hotel management offered the wall space to Lancashire Monochrome. We now have fourteen frames available for members work which will be swapped over several times a year.

Currently, work on display is a combination of annual exhibition prints and smaller portfolio’s. Work on display is from Keith Launchbury, David Hawkins, Barabara Fallas, Dave Wilkinson and Peter Maddock.