The SSA had a wonderful exhibition at the Chancellor’s Building at Keele University from 11th October to the 3oth November. There was a keynote speech by Professor David Amigoni of Victorian Literature and University lead for Keele Culture and Arts. David Cartmell provided the live music. Kerry Jones and Katrina worked with the SSA and helped enormously to make the exhibition highly successful.
We have been planning this event to include younger artists to participate with existing SSA members. Some thirteen young artists exhibited in the exhibition. At the end of the show the Society offered a £150 prize to the young artist whose work was voted the most popular by the public. All the young artists have been offered a one year honorary membership to exhibit with us next year at our various venues. The first being the Nicholson Gallery in Leek (from February 22nd 2023). The Society hopes that this might encourage some of them to continue to showcase their work in the future and hopefully with the Society as well.

The winning picture “We Are Rapidly Running Out Of Time” is seen being held up by Society President John Thirlwall. Congratulations to the artist and all those who participated in the Impetus Exhibition.