Arc Art Bazaar

Amongst the goodies we have for you at the Bazaar, handmade decorations including this little chap. Wouldn't he look great on your tree?
Amongst the goodies we have for you at the Bazaar, handmade decorations including this little chap. Wouldn’t he look great on your tree?

A reminder of the Arc Art Bazaar – only a week away!

It’s almost time for the Art Bazaar!

What is the Bazaar? The best collection in town of original but affordable art, cards, jewellery, ceramics, and quirky gifts.

When is it? Saturday 28th November between 12 and 4pm. At the Arc studios and Gallery on Greg St in Reddish – 5 mins from Stockport town centre, from Levenshulme and the Heatons. See our website for a google map.

Can anyone come? Yes of course and it’s free to get in so bring your friends and family – all ages welcome. There are arts activities for all, a tombola, raffle and refreshments.

Click on the links below to get up to date information on this and other Arc events!

Amongst the goodies we have for you at the Bazaar, handmade decorations including this little chap. Wouldn’t he look great on your tree?

Copyright © 2015 Arc – Arts For Recovery in the Community, All rights reserved.


(NB The featured robin is not my work but was made by a member of the Design team at Arc)

Arc Art Bazaar. Saturday 28th November 2015. 12 noon to 4pm.


Lots of wonderful art, crafts and cards available at the Arc Christmas Bazaar! An ideal place to buy gifts and cards for your family and friends and just marvel at the wonderful work on show! Refreshments available (lots of lovely cake!!!!) and side stalls and raffles where you can win gifts and works of art. This is all to raise money for one of my favourite charities Arts for Recovery in the Community!!! Vauxhall Industrial Estate, Reddish.


Beacon of Light


This is my ‘beacon of light’ for 2015. She is based on the moon and stars and not on the sun as the lesson was demonstrated in the Life Book 2015 class. My words for this year are serenity and peace, so I thought night time and the feeling of stillness and rest there is at night, seemed more appropriate to them.

I had to change the colour palette to suit the subject so, instead of the warm yellows and golds used by Tamara Laporte our teacher, I thought blues, purples and silver would be more calming. I rather ‘went to town’ with the glamour dust but she’s still looking so serene! Her dress has a scientific theme and is made by collaging line drawings of astronomical instruments.

The motto was taken from a quotation by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, ” Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us”. I love the idea that we are stardust and to stardust we will eventually return.



Words & Intentions for 2015





A ‘warm up’ mixed media piece for ‘Life Book 2015’.

My intentions are in the envelope at the bottom of the

page but they are private!!

♥ Irene ♥

Featured painting

Stunning mixed media artwork by Irene Fitzpatrick (photoshopped/telescoped smaller)

Stunning mixed media artwork by Irene Fitzpatrick (photoshopped/telescoped smaller)

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Arc Artist Profile

Artist Profile: Irene FitzpatrickWhat medium do you work with?
Paint – acrylic and watercolour: mixed media – scrapbooking materials, fabric, coloured pencil, ephemera (the list would be enormous!): photography.Who or what inspires you?
Looking at life and interpreting it in a quirky, fun, whimsical way. Photos, holidays, videos, everyday life have all inspired me…Oh! Also those rather rude seaside postcards…and angels and mermaids sometimes, but definitely NOT UNICORNS!!!!!!!!! I love craft work as well.

Which other artists or creative people do you admire?
Suzi Blu, Christy Tomlinson, Hockney, Klimt, Matisse…

How did you get involved with Arc?
Arc was recommended by my psychology counsellor as an outlet for my longing to be an artist. I decided to ‘give it a go’!

What does Arc mean to you?
Arc has opened a whole new world for me, being accepted as an artist despite lack of experience and having work appreciated. Having exhibits in a gallery and actually selling my work was something I had never considered. There are so many talented artists both in my group and connected with Arc, that at one time I would have looked at their work and deemed myself unworthy…now it just gives me more inspiration and confidence to keep on with my art for the sake of my soul and sanity!!!!!

If someone likes your work, is it available to buy or see more of? If so, what do they need to do?
I haven’t built up a real portfolio of work yet because of my great ability to procrastinate!!!! Any work I do sell will be available through the Arc Gallery for the foreseeable future. I have recently been selling my work through Arc led stalls at crafts fairs and at the recent Arc Summer Art Fair, so pieces can also also sometimes be bought at these. I do have a Twitter of all my work and inspirations at See More

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