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Thought Provoking Artists appear in Blackburn


A pop-up art exhibition and gallery is due to open in Blackburn Town Centre this week.

The space on King William Street in the town will feature the work of Johnny Berthol and Catherine Kaufman and promises to bring you an intriguing mix of myth and macabre.

Catherine’s soft sculpture work takes you on a journey through the ages and explores experience, culture and the transformation of woman. Using needle felt for her work and the transformation that occurs with the material during the sculpting process is magical. Her work has an emotional charge and energy which she hopes to pass on to the viewer. The aim of her work ultimately is to promote female craft skills as aesthetic pieces of high art.

Catherine who gained a First Class BA Honours Degree in Fine Art through Blackburn College, said “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to display our work in Blackburn and hope that our initial temporary exhibition can become a more permanent fixture in the town. I gained my degree at Blackburn College and it feels natural to bring my work back to the town.”

Blackburn artist, Johnny Berthol brings an element of gore and macabre to the exhibition with his paintings. Both the artists see the venture in Blackburn as a way to bring their unique work to a larger audience.

The pop-up gallery will be open at 51 King William Street with a preview on Thursday 24th September from 3pm to 10pm.

The gallery will then be open Thursday to Saturday for the remainder of September and October.

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