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Anne-Marie Quinn (Centre Manager) standing with Peter Randall Page in front of a piece made of ceramic tiles, entitled Mind Map VII.
Anne-Marie Quinn (Centre Manager) standing with Peter Randall Page in front of a piece made of ceramic tiles, entitled Mind Map VII.
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AWARD-winning artist Peter Randall-Page has his launched his new exhibition entitled ‘Showing his Hand’ at Drumcroon Art Gallery.

Mr Randall-Page, who has exhibited in numerous collections worldwide including Japan, Germany, USA and Australia, was in town to unveil the exhibition. He opened the show with an illustrated talk in the gallery’s Roocroft room.

His work will be on display there until October 21. After the presentation Mr Randall-Page discussed his work with visitors at the gallery.

Gallery Education Manager Anne-Marie Quinn said: “It was a fantastic evening and it was great to see Peter backing the Save Drumcroon campaign.

“He thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Wigan and he had the audience captivated. He spoke for an hour and a half and everyone there thought he was brilliant.

“People came from all around to see him, not just from Wigan.”

Mr Randall-Page said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit my work at Drumcroon Gallery. It is a very special place and the domestic scale gives the space an intimacy and warmth which is so conducive to its work with children.

“I very much enjoyed meeting so many supporters of Drumcroon and finding out more about the vital work that the gallery does for art education in the wider community. During my two recent visits to Wigan I have learned just how important Drumcroon is to the town and particularly its young people.

“In times of austerity the arts can often become a soft option for cuts.

“The arts teach us about what it is like to be a human being and a society with no interest in the human condition would not be worth living in.”