Hidden Altrincham launches 2017 exhibition

12 Sep 2017

Businesses in Altrincham are really getting behind Hidden Altrincham 2017 which starts next Thursday 14th September. The Con Club will be one of the restaurants getting involved, with the Greenwood street venue hosting an exhibition by internationally renowned artist Paola Bazz.

Paola Bazz , who lives in Altrincham, originally trained as an architect and practised in Venice. She has been a full-time artist since 2010 and her striking collages, created using folded strips of paper, have achieved international recognition. Several of her works have been selected for inclusion in the Saatchi catalogue, which is received by 200 000 collectors in the United States, and for Saatchi Art online.

Paola’s exhibition in the Con Club will showcase her stunning 3 D collages which are created using strips of paper folded into concertina shapes. Paola’s work reflects her fascination with the human face and with recreating a glimpse of the subject’s personality. The exhibition will be an opportunity to see a new collage technique that Paola has developed using wires to support folded paper within a plexi-glass frame.

Paolo uses a monochromatic colour palette of white, grey and black with some accents of yellow and red. She is excited about exhibiting at the Con Club as the believes that the restaurant will provide a stunning contemporary background to her work. The Con Club is equally excited about hosting Paola’s exhibition. 

Suzi Gee of the restaurant commented:

"Paola Bazz creates unique and complex collages that are eye-catching and intriguing which we feel will complement our restaurant beautifully. They will be a real show piece and we can’t wait to see the reaction from our customers and staff."

Hidden Altrincham launches 2017 exhibition
Paoloa Bazz artwork in The Con Club

The Con Club is just one of the local businesses supporting the event. Over thirty venues including offices, shops, bars, restaurants and other premises will be displaying a huge variety of work from over fifty artists and hosting workshops, poetry readings and story-telling sessions.

The festival has also received generous sponsorship from Altrincham businesses including Altrincham Unlimited, Jameson and Co Estate Agents, and Nikal, the developers of the new Altair Quarter.

Nick Payne, MD of Nikal commented:

"Hidden Altrincham creates an opportunity to delve deeper into Altrincham’s rich cultural offering and to explore new places we perhaps never knew existed. It’s fantastic to have so many talented and creative individuals living in our wonderful town who are happy to share their work and to put on such an imaginative event. It’s another reason to be proud to call Altrincham home.”

Hidden Altrincham launches 2017 exhibition
Paoloa Bazz artwork in the entrance to The Con Club

For more information on Hidden Altrincham go to www.hiddenaltrincham.co.uk. 

Hidden Altrincham launches 2017 exhibition
Shredded portrait by Paola Bazz