Lots to see as Platform One gallery hosts two exhibitions

ARTISTS Christine Chapman and Christine Nichol, friends for over 20 years who share a love of art and are now graduates, hold a joint exhibition at Platform One Gallery, Todmorden Railway Station.

And in the next room is fellow artist Nikki Woodman, whose exhibition is titled “People, Places, Perceptions”, ensuring visitors have plenty to see.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, October 6, and runs until Sunday, October 30. At a preview event on Friday, October 7, Daniel Bath will play and sing to complement their work.

The two Christines have used mixed media, with Christine Chapman deliberately drawing from memory and expressing primitive feelings. Christine Nichol’s work features roses, and she says she is drawn to paint them as the rose allows her to release her emotions and feelings in the same way as the plant’s folds emerge from smooth surfaces.

Meanwhile, Nikki’s exhibition - her first solo event - is in the second gallery rooms where she is showing new work of varying size and subject, a move away from her more usual subject of very large abstract portraits. She works in oil on canvas.

The gallery opens Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm.