The exhibition is a chance for local artists to show their work in Salford. The Cornerstone is a welcome venue, even more so in this financial climate, as the existence of much needed gallery space for local artists is in decline. Anyone can exhibit their work, and it is always interesting to see who exhibits and be able to peruse a variety of styles and subject matters.
I tend to show my older or smaller pieces because of the limited space. Each year, The Art of Salford Group, exhibit a wide range of work ,showing the interest and skills of local artists and crafts people.
This year we have featured a section on a Salfordian soldier, Billy Unsworth, who lost his life in the first World War. A local man, Graham Walker, is writing a book about Billy and his time at Gallipoli. Graham, who contacted Salford Art Club, has asked its members to produce some illustrations that will be included in the published book. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next few months.
I would also like to thank Tony Easom for his hard work in putting on these exhibitions. If you are passing the Cornerstone, Langworthy Road, why not pop in and have a look at the pictures.
The cafe there is excellent!