ARTWORK from a vast range of disciplines have been created for an art fair by a Wirral group.
Members of Oxton Artists have been busy creating and array of art and craft items for their annual exhibition.
On display will be silver and bead jewellery, pottery, textiles, painting, print, illustrations, glass work, creative embroidery and cushions and photography – made by the hands of its 12 members and four guest artists.
One exhibitor and member, Roger Sinek, is originally from Zimbabwe has been taking photographs since he was 11. He came to Liverpool to study architecture and play drums.
As a photographer, Roger does personal work and undertakes commissions between working at Tate Liverpool.
Roger said: “I believe photographs are abstract, because freezing an instant is unnatural, and there are ways the camera sees things we cannot.”
Patsy Taylor, also a member, will be displaying her craftwork at the event. She knits and sews creations from beautiful fabrics and wool, transforming them in to something wearable or useful.
The fair will take place over the weekend of December 1 and 2 at the Williamson Art Gallery on Slatey Road, Birkenhead.
Member Alan Chape said: “I specialise in urban and landscape photography plus collaging and graphic design.
“I have an extensive catalogue of Oxton and the Liverpool waterfront images dating from the 1970s, as well as European cities and Chrysler New York and San Francisco.
“This will be our ninth annual fair, and it is wonderful to showcase art, craft and designs from local artists within four of galleries of the Williamson Art Gallery.
“Our art fair has become an annual event, and attracts many visitors over a packed weekend.
“It is a perfect opportunity to buy Christmas presents from local artists and crafts people, many of whom have exhibited nationally. The range and quality of work just gets better every year.
“It is an event for all the family and a café is open all weekend. There will be children’s activities taking place on both days such as mask making and portraits for a pound.
“This is the final show before the gallery closes down for Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing everyone at our exhibition.”
More details at www.oxtonartfair.co.uk