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There are lots of fun events lined up. We've got talks, walks, exhibitions and traditional Quarry Bank fun. Quarry Bank is the perfect place to tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.
Drawn Out of Love Exhibtion
10 Jan - 19 Apr
Drawn out of Love will captivate and charm you. Explore the lives of artists Barbara Greg and Norman Janes, whose work was inspired by nature, industry and each other. See their extraordinary original engravings, lino-prints, watercolours, and art materials.
Drawn out of Love will follow Barbara’s life beginning as a student at Slade School of Art, to her time as a successful artist and book illustrator and her journey to illustrate the celebrated book, ‘The Poacher’s Handbook’.
Delve into the life of her artist husband, Norman Janes, whom she met during her time at art school. Explore their loving relationship and understand their life not only as artists and parents but as members of the Greg family.
Discover how their love of art has continued to inspire generations as their great-grandaughter, Lily Cheetham, displays some of her artwork.
Drawn Out of Love Talks and Workshops
Are you inspired by the fascinating exhibition of Barbara Greg and Norman Janes? Would you like to find out more?
Discover the talks and workshops at Quarry Bank to uncover more about their captivating story.
Join Barbara and Norman’s granddaughter, Emily Janes, for her tales of her grandparent’s life and love of art. Meet journalist and author Elizabeth Grice, and hear her insight on the couple and how they inspired her to write her recent book, ‘Norman Janes: Wood Engravings and the Man’.
Join the couple’s great-grandaughter, Lily Cheetham for her adult creative workshop and learn how to create your own prints.
For the youngsters have fun creating spring pictures with ink block prints inspired by the exhibition.
For information on dates, times, prices and more, please visit our events page.
Quarry Bank is a place of striking contrasts: industry and nature, a river valley and working farmland, a noisy mill next to a picturesque garden. It tells a story of social change and industrial revolution, mill owner and mill worker, the power of nature and the ingenuity of man; of benevolence and exploitation.