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The Mariana-Art Gallery in St. Briavels will be holding its seventh Christmas Exhibition this year and two of the paintings by exhibiting artists Michael J. Tunnicliffe and gallery owner, Mariana Robinson, will include £125 from each by way of a donation to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. In addition, there will be a donations box at the Exhibition for the St. Briavels church Organ Restoration Fund. This fantastic organ is in need of repair and refurbishment and any money donated will help with the vast cost of this worthwhile village project.
A2B covers a wide range of subjects from different modes of transport to natural movement of objects such as seed dispersal. Michael Tunnicliffe will be exhibiting new works in watercolours and oils depicting transport themes and Mariana’s work will include her cross-grid paintings in watercolour as well as more traditional subjects relating to the surrounding countryside of the Forest of Dean. Professional photographer David Broadbent will be exhibiting framed and unframed photographs, also on the movement from A2B theme.
The Exhibition starts on Sunday 24th November through to Tuesday 10th December and is open daily from 10.30 to 5.00pm (closed Wednesdays). It’s not just about paintings – there are some unusual gifts, prints, ceramics and books, including Neil Parkhouse’s new Railway History – West Gloucester & Wye Valley Lines. The biggest draw to these events are displays from Chris Robinson’s Emporium. If all goes well, we’ll have a huge Meccano® Ferris wheel, which we hope will actually revolve; a working pre-war electric “O” gauge Hornby train and a display of retro toys and vehicles for the men to ruminate about.