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The Visual Art Network (VAN) Charity 1087383 is run by our volunteer members.

Promote your work, exhibitions, workshops and events here to a wider audience. We are a growing network of ambitious, enthusiastic and creative people all with an interest in visual arts. 

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Food Glorious Food

7 Jun 2016 - 2 Jul 2016

VAN Gallery,  Market Hall Shrewsbury, Open Exhibition on the theme of Food.  Mixed media featuring 2D and 3D work by local Shropshire artists. Oils, watercolours, illustrations, sculpture and ceramics. Read more

Th Nature of War

1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

Exhibition at St Chad’s Church 1-31 July Opening Reception 5pm Wednesday 29 June St Chad’s will be hosting an Arts Council supported exhibition to mark Somme100 – the anniversary of the first month of... Read more

The Big Arts Show

1 Jul 2016 - 3 Jul 2016

West Midlands Showground Shrewsbury, is once again the venue for The Big Arts Show, 3 days of art, entertainment, demonstrations and classes. Read more

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Pauline Furnival

Born in Manchester, Pauline has recently returned to the UK after spending many years in Portugal and Brasil, where she had successfully exhibited her work. She currently lives in North Shropshire.   Many of her paintings are abstract and  inspired by natural rock, granites and marble.  She has recently experimented with high gloss resin finishes, that add an appealing reflective quality.

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Showcase Exhibitor

Jeweller Liz Simmons, from Ironbridge, Shropshire is welcomed as one of our newest exhibitors in the VAN Gallery Shrewsbury, Members' Showcase.  She was awarded the ‘Welsh Artist of the Year 2012 Applied arts category’ for a sand cast sterling silver twig spoon with a hand wrought bowl. More original spoons can be viewed in the gallery as well as her jewellery range, which includes rings, earrings, and necklaces.

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Chris Williams

Chris draws inspiration, for much of her work, from the beautiful Shropshire landscape in the Bridgnorth area of the county.She studied Fine Art (BA Hons) in Newcastle and at the Laird School of Art. She paints using mainly oils, and captures the essence of  delightful country lanes and rural fields with her refreshing use of light and carefully observed detail. She draws on a daily basis to inform her work using graphite, charcoal and pastel.  

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