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Woodford Arts Group founder ‘thrilled’ by turnout to inaugural exhibition

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:22 10 June 2019

Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Zulfiqar Hussein, and Julia Brett. Picture: Cheryl Gabriel

Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Zulfiqar Hussein, and Julia Brett. Picture: Cheryl Gabriel

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The inaugural exhibition of a newly-formed arts group in Woodford Green was hailed a resounding success by organisers.

The three-day exhibition at Packfords Hotel by members of Woodford Arts Group showcased works by local artists, including the group's founder Julia Brett, who was thrilled by the turnout.

She said: "I was knocked out by the amount of visitors over the three days. People seemed genuinely delighted to find art by local people at a local venue. And the question asked by most people was when are we holding our next one?"

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The group was set up at the beginning of the year by Julia who felt that professional Woodford artists like herself needed a space to share and showcase their talents.

"Woodford was lacking a focus for artists," she said. "We work in isolation much of the time and I wanted to create a mutually supportive and collaborative group. Although we aren't a painting group, we can explore each other's different techniques and thereby expand our artistic skills."

On Thursday May 30, there was a private preview of the exhibition, which was attended by the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Zulfiqar Hussein.

He said: "I was impressed by the quality and variety of artwork displayed by Julia Brett and her colleagues. It was fantastic and amazing work produced by all. I wish Julia and her team great success in the future."


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