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Two artists who grew up in Garstang will have their work shown at a two week exhibition.

Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:50 pm
John hard at work
John hard at work

John Sharp and Ian Bateson now live in Manchester and Canada, respectively, but will return home to show their artwork, which entitled Origins.

John says his work is based on places and objects across the globe including London’s Soho as well as waterfalls and viaducts, and will be shown in Lancaster’s The Storey Gallery.

Ian said: “John and I discussed the possibility of returning to our roots to host this group show in early 2016. I wanted to take a snap shot of my work created using digital tools from 2013 to 2016 which in no way reflects the entire body of my output.”

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John Sharp's piece for the Origins exhibition

Both are former Lancaster University students and John said: “It’s a pleasure to exhibit at the Storey where Ian Bateson and I were students in the 1970s.”

The exhibition runs from June 1 to June 14.

Ian Bateson
Ian Batesons piece for the Origins exhibition at The Storey in Lancaster
John Sharps pieces for the Origins exhibition
John Sharp's piece for the Origins exhibition
Ian Bateson
Ian Batesons piece for the Origins exhibition at The Storey in Lancaster
John Sharps pieces for the Origins exhibition