23rd - 25th AUGUST 2019
1 GREAT FESTIVAL
The Muni | Friday, Saturday, Sunday | All Day And Evening
Pete’s unique style of capturing artists live on stage will be available to view for the first time, at this festival artist exhibition.
Pete will exhibit a selection of artworks ‘captured’ during the 2017 & 2018 blues festivals in Colne, alongside his sketchbooks. Artist browsers will form part of the exhibit, allowing music lovers to view many more lino cuts and artworks of Pete’s ‘live’ work.
The exhibition will be in place in the Muni venue, for the duration of the 2019 festival.
Pete will be on hand (when he’s not sketching artists in venues other than the Muni), to chat to. Muni audiences will also catch a glimpse of Pete at work, while he sketches artists playing on this stage.
“My motivation is live music performance as it is the atmosphere which interests me… so I only paint gigs I’ve attended. A finished painting is usually constructed from a montage of different photographs from the same gig, plus visual memories along with the influence of my live sketches.
Working as Artist-in-Residence at The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival excites me because the line-up is impressive and varied. The festival not only gives me opportunities to produce more work of familiar faces but fresh work of musicians I have yet to commit to canvas”.
Pete Marsh has been the artist in residence at the festival since 2017. Find out more about Pete and his work.