Ann Coffey


MP Visits Community Art Exhibition

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Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited the annual Turners and Loxley Exhibition earlier this month, to see some of the artwork submitted by local residents.

People of all ages in Stockport were encouraged to submit a piece of art for the exhibition, as part of a ‘challenge’ run by Turners Art Materials on Wellington Road South.

More than 250 people attended the exhibition opening on 16th September, and many of this year’s entries are tactile to reflect Turners’ ongoing support of local sensory loss charity Walthew House.

Ann Coffey said:

I was delighted to visit the exhibition and to see so many pieces of art, which were submitted by residents young and old alike. The Turners challenge allows everyone to feel that sense of pride in having their work displayed in a gallery, and I’d encourage everyone to visit the exhibition.”

Patricia Rainey-Edwards from Turners Art Materials said:

It’s always brilliant to open the exhibition to the public, and to see all of the different designs and patterns that people have created. We’ve had an amazing response so far, with some very unique pieces submitted and plenty of people visiting the exhibition. Whether you’re a keen artist or not you’re likely to find a piece that grabs your interest, including a Las Vegas-style Prince Charles, a beautiful countryside scene and a collection of origami birds.

The exhibition will be available to visit until Sunday 14th October, at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. For more information please contact Patricia Rainey-Edwards at