Matlock artists’ work is in the spotlight

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Two Matlock-based Peak District Artisans’ (PDA) are set to exhibit at one of the UK’s most prestigious estates.

The group’s 2015 Spring Showcase exhibition will take place at Chatsworth, shining the spotlight on the works of an eclectic line-up of artists, artisans and designer-makers from across the region.

Matlock members Gary Sampson (pictured above) and Roger Allen will show their work alongside 34 members of PDA, whose art will be displayed in the beautiful setting of the Carriage House in the stables. The exhibition will run from January 7 to March 22.

This is the second time the group has collectively exhibited at Chatsworth.

PDA’s recently appointed chairman, Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp said: “It’s fantastic to be invited back to this stunning venue. This marks the beginning of our annual exhibition programme and we are looking forward to showcasing the breadth of talent PDA has to offer.”

The exhibition, which runs daily 10.30am – 3.30pm, will run to March 22. Admission is free.

For more information and to view a selection of members’ work visit

Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is a professional association that represents some the very best artists, designer-makers and artisans based in the Peak District and beyond.

The aim of the group is to promote individual creative businesses through various channels including an annual brochure, joint exhibitions and on-line activity. The group provides a supportive network of contacts and information for established and developing professional practitioners within the Peak District and surrounding areas.

PDA is a registered business and a limited company. They are a co-operative run and funded by members. The Earl of Burlington has been the group’s President since 2006.