Local artists on display in Glossop waiting room

Local artists on display in Glossop waiting room

17 Feb, 2020

Friends of Glossop Station (FOGS), are delighted to announce that their historical displays and local community art work are back on show in the station’s waiting room. Refurbishment of the waiting room by Northern started in early September 2019 and all our displays had to be put into storage whilst this work took place. 

Once this work was complete in late December, Eric Pass and John Kimpton of FOGS spent hours in the evenings creating new backing boards for the displays.

On Sunday 10 February, the reopening was marked by a new joint display by local artists Chris Taylor and Karen Heywood. Chris who worked in animation for 40 years now specialises in calligraphy with a focus on animal portraits. Karen likes figurative topics but uses a wide range of media. Of particular local interest is a painting of a steam traction engine which used to haul logs from the station’s goods yard to a paper mill. This painting will evoke a lot of memories.

Both artists began their careers studying at schools of art and have had displays at various venues. 

Their work can be viewed daily in the waiting room, when the booking office is open.

FOGS would like to thank Rebecca Styles, community and sustainability manager for Northern for all her support in getting their displays back in the waiting room. 

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