BUXTON FRINGE 2014: Every picture tells a story thanks to visual arts work

Burbage Art Group
Burbage Art Group

The Visual Arts component at this year’s Buxton Fringe is stronger than ever.

Take Kate Pheasey, whose exhibition Taken from the Landscape at Buxton Museum uses the ancient art form of mosaic to create works exploring her emotional response to a place or terrain.

Or Michaela Wrigley, also at the museum, whose Landscapes for Dad ceramics show is inspired by her father’s love of the local scenery.

Memory is also at the heart of Harry Ousey Pops in at the Fringe, Sue Astles’ show of paintings by her uncle at Spring Bank Arts in New Mills.

The Peak District inspires Square Roots at The Green Man Gallery, explore the magical Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail through Grinlow Woods, or if you are feeling a little land-locked try Sea Fever by High Peak Artists at the Pavilion Gardens Art Cafe.

Burbage Art Group’s annual exhibition is a family affair, as are many other Fringe Visual Arts shows including Paula Hobdey’s Acrylic Paintings exhibition in her own home.

For adults only, there’s the new Dr Sketchy Sheffield Does the Fringe at the Old Clubhouse, a cheeky life-drawing workshop involving exciting burlesque performers.

The Green Man’s Within the Fringe will feature up to 40 artists, or there’s the ever-popular Derbyshire Open at the museum featuring independently judged works on a Derbyshire theme.

The Great Dome Art Fair is also a prestigious event, with over 55 members of Peak District Artisans exhibiting and demonstrating.