Cameron’s classy collages and carvings certainly catch the eye

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Pendle artist Cameron R. Scott’s highly lively and amazingly attractive artworks are now on show in Manchester.

His work – Carvings and Collages – is covering the whole of the Portico Library and Gallery, which is very much in the heart of the city, close to Piccadilly Gardens.

Cameron Scott at the launch of his exhibition (2).

Cameron Scott at the launch of his exhibition (2).

It was launched on Thursday and it is open to the public until August 31st.

The Portico on Mosley Street is a beautiful building and includes a combination of both the gallery and a historical old book library. It first opened in 1806. There is free admission to see Cameron’s work there.

The exhibition does just include his amazing samples. He has created 17 scenes by carving wood with real skill and there are also 10 of his collages, quite a few of which include up to four scenes. He has created collage scenes artistically by cutting up and uniting pictures he has taken by camera.

At the opening, a friend of his – musician Chris Davies from Manchester – sang and played both a guitar and alto saxophone, and highly entertained people as they looked round Cameron’s artwork.

The artist, from Greenfield Hall, Colne, used to be head of art at Burnley College.

He was pleased with the exhibition launch and said: “We have had lots of visitors, including some from Pendle. There was also an ex-student of mine, who I taught at Oswestry in Shropshire in the mid-1970s!

“The Portico is great - it’s a lovely place and the public do like it.” He was happy to be there and with Chris’s music, and is pleased it will be open to the public for the whole of this month.

Opening times are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-30am to 4-30pm, Thursday 9-30am to 7-30pm and Saturday 11am to 3pm. You can visit their Blog at porticolibrary.blogspot.co.uk/ They are also at facebook.com/ThePorticoLibrary and at twitter.com.@ThePortico