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Exhibition by Leicester-based artist and teacher at Attenborough Arts Centre

A new exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre will showcase the work of a local artist and teacher who has been an inspiring influence on students at the Centre.

For over three decades, Peter Clayton has produced landscape, figurative and abstract images exploring the relationship between people and place; travels and family history. Clayton’s work has been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions across the UK. Pushing his personal creative boundaries, he has produced collaborative work with Compton Verney, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, University of Leicester, 7-5 film group, LPW, and other artists.

‘Means of Production’ features work developed whilst Clayton has been a studio resident at Leicester Print Workshop (LPW). Clayton has been a member of LPW for 8 years and teaches regularly at Attenborough Arts Centre.

The exhibition from Friday 24 April until Sunday 28 June is open for visitors Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm and some weekends. For weekends, visitors are advised to contact the centre beforehand.

A free exhibition preview will take place on Friday 24 April at 5:30pm. There will also be a special free event on Thursday 21 May at 5:30pm which will include a talk by Clayton, a Leicester Print Workshop bazaar and a performance by local band Rattle.

Peter Clayton will also be teaching a course entitled ‘Art and ideas: The sensual garden’ at Attenborough Arts Centre. The course will run on Wednesdays for 5 weeks from 3 June to 1 July, 1pm – 4pm. Cost is £55 or £30 concessions.

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