This year, Stockport Art Guild celebrates 100-years since its formation and, to commemorate this landmark, they have published a local art history book that chronicles a century of art in Stockport from the Arts and Crafts Movement through to the present day.
This fascinating 250-page publication called "StockpART - 100 Years of Putting ART into Stockport" contains over 150 images; references hundreds of artists including Harry Rutherford, Walter Sickert and LS Lowry and uncovers some never been-told-stories.
Peter Davis MAFA, archivist at the Guild and author of the commemorative book commented on the publication, saying: "Steeping into the shoes of Stockport Guild's forefathers has given me a newfound respect for the society. Writing this book has been both a labour of love and an onerous responsibility, but I'm thrilled with the end result."
Davis adds: "I hope it will give people a sense of what an amazing period the past hundred years has been for the development of art in Stockport. It would be a fantastic legacy if it also helps to inspire the next generation of local artists."
A book launch event is going to be held on Saturday 11th May 2018, 1.30 for 2pm, in the Upstairs Gallery at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. The author will be giving a short talk, refreshments will be provided and copies will be available. The event is FREE to attend.
This limited edition not-for-profit book is also available directly from www.StockpART.co.uk