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Artists' works inspired by cancer back on display

ON DISPLAY: Artist Linda Yarwood with her work which residents can now view again at the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery.

The re-opening of Tameside's cultural buildings is good news for one local charity.

The unique exhibition of art works by artists whose lives have in some way been touched by cancer can now be viewed again at the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge.

'Isolation' is a collaboration of work by people who have been affected by cancer, either themselves or through supporting loved ones and who turned to art in lockdown as another form of therapy. 

The idea for the exhibition came from Derrick Evans, who founded Cancer Warriors in Stalybridge back in 2014. 

"Being creative gave people an outlet with something positive and tangible to focus on," explained Derrick. 

"I've been amazed by the artistic skills of people and wanted to showcase it in our community through the exhibition." 

The exhibition features work by five people. 

As well as Derrick's photography, the exhibition features drawings, paintings and beadwork pictures. 

The exhibition runs at the gallery, situated upstairs in Stalybridge Library on Trinity Street, until Saturday 5 March. Admission to the gallery is free. 

All of the works will be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition, to raise money for Cancer Warriors, so everyone is encouraged to go along and pick out works they might like to bid for. 

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