We have been hosting exhibitions of work by professional and amateur artists in our Changing Exhibitions Gallery in the Lounge Bar at Burnley Mechanics since 2014.  Work is often for sale and creates a great talking point for visitors and diners in the Bistro.  Burnley artists have shown their work as well as established artists from further afield.  We have also hosted exhibitions highlighting the heritage the arts in Burnley.

If you would like to apply to show your work in the Gallery please send some information and images of your work to Rachel Hawthorn at rhawthorn@burnley.gov.uk

Our Current Exhibition

Daniel Orlick & Joanne St.Clair

5th April – 5th June 2017

Fuelled by Female is a collaboration of music, literature and visual art by Daniel Orlick (USA) and Joanne St.Clair (UK), the philosophy behind the exhibition and their on-­‐-­‐-­‐going works being the sacredness and beauty of the feminine spirit, that seductive breath that kisses the lobes in the silence of self.

Daniel (visual artist, songwriter-­‐-­‐-­‐music producer, poet) digitally creates the images using vector-­‐-­‐-­‐based design software, gathering his ideas from dreams, his music (several of which are actual single/album covers), from books authored by Joanne (Naked Raver, Statue In The Square, Costa del Social, and the forthcoming Enter The Mistress), and from various pop culture and media interpretations of the female presence in the world around him, drawing on a love of nature, fashion, science/technology, geometry, colour, as well as spiritual and intellectual philosophy from all around the globe.

Operating from their multi-­‐functional studio at Higherford Mill, a creative space that serves as a writing room, gallery/showroom, and an intimate live music lounge, Fuelled by Female are an emerging art collective whose distinctive style is instantly recognised. From smaller products including notebooks and greeting cards, to the one-­‐off pieces exhibited at the Mechanics (including frames (new, used and vintage) that have been sourced for their aesthetic appeal), their range is unique with many of the exhibited pieces being bespoke and one-­‐off.

“contemporary and forward thinking with a healthy dose of vintage aesthetic”
“deceptively simple in appearance with suggestions of complexity that cause you to immerse yourself in multiple concepts and realities at once”

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To celebrate 30 years of being a ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett Ventriloquist returns to the Mechanics with his own hilarious new show.
A ventriloquist since the age of 12 Steve Hewlett has performed all over the world, entertained MP's, Royalty and Celebrities.
Saturday 22nd July, 7:30pm
Tickets £14 / £13 concessions / £10 children
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Fuelled by Female is the latest artwork in our Changing Exhibitions, brought to you by Daniel Orlick and Joanne St.Clair, showcasing a collaboration of music, literature and visual art. Have a look at this short video of them setting up their artwork in the lounge bar. ... See MoreSee Less

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You've all gone Christmas crazy! We've now only got availability left for one of our party nights, Saturday 2nd with Soul Revolution.
To book or enquire call the box office, 01282 664400
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Burnley Schools Gotta Sing 2017
School choirs, from across Burnley, will each perform a number of songs and also be joined by talented local singers. Solists also include Sam Hollyman and Ryan Wakelam from BBC and ITV's The Voice.
Monday 19th June, 7pm
Tickets £11
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** Please note our Saturday box office opening hours have changed **
Our opening hours are now;
Box Office ~ Mon - Fri 11am - 4pm, Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm & 1 hour prior to all shows
Bistro ~ Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm, Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm & 2 hours prior to most shows
To book tickets or to reserve a table call 01282 664400
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