LEIGH Town Council have announced their Artists in Residence for the next two years.
In a statement, the council explained that they had found the decision tough with so many excellent applications, leading them to create two shorter residences for both Judith Lyall and Dorisarty (Anne Pettenuzzo and Claire Burgoyne).
Both artists will be based at Leigh Community Centre.
Ms Lyall’s passion is for painting on porcelain, which she started in the 1980s.
She has taught workshops at Adult College and schools and is now looking to promote the regrowth of this art form at Leigh Community Centre.
She will start by painting in Cup of Leigh, the café within the Centre, to gain interest for a small beginner’s class.
Dorisarty is named after a sea goddess and with both Ms Pettenuzzo and Ms Burgoyne living in Leigh, there is a strong connection with the Estuary.
Dorisarty reclaimed the name in a gesture similar to the land reclamation on the marshy shores around Leigh.
A Leigh Town Council spokesperson said: “Anne and Claire have shared values of inclusively and creativity for all.
“Their first event as Artist in Residence will be to host an art discussion evening.”
A shared exhibition is now on in the Community Centre, offering a chance for everyone to have a glimpse at their work.
The spokesperson added: “The Council looks forward to a wonderful two years of working with them all.”
Picture shows: Anne and Claire
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