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Unison Pastel Factory Tour by Colour Group Great Britain Northern Chapter

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Thorneyburn

Hexham

NE48 1NA

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The Colour Group Great Britain Northern Chapter is delighted to announce that we have arranged a guided tour of the Unison Pastel factory in Hexham for our members.

The event begins at 3pm and will involve a tour of the factory floor, an opportunity to try out the pastels, and tea and biscuits after the visit. Spaces are limited so please be sure that you can attend before booking. Please get in touch if you need to cancel your place.

Some background information about Unison:

Unison Colour began in the early 1980’s when Artist John Hersey found that mass-produced, factory made pastels simply did not offer the qualities he was looking for, and so he decided to make his own. Today we hand make over a quarter of a million sticks a year.

John Hersey was born in 1925. He was a student at the Byam Shaw School of art in London where he won a Rome scholarship and lived in Italy for several years. On returning to London, he continued to paint and ran a business making fine art colour slides.

John had always found inspiration in the clarity of light and subtlety of colour in Northumberland, and in 1980 he moved with Kate and their 4 children to an Old Rectory in the Northumberland National Park.

Check out their website here: https://unisoncolour.com/



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