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The Visual Art Network Galleries Live was the Visual Art Network project to create high street venues for art in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, supported by Shropshire Council

Galleries Live Telford, Telford Town Centre and The Market Hall Gallery Shrewsbury were part of the project and part of the Visual Art Network. The Market Hall Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Market Hall continues now the project has ended, as VAN Gallery Shrewsbury  and is run by our fabulous team of volunteers.

Galleries Live project at the Market Hall, Shrewsbury. Development of the project over the summer 2010

A model was made by Dan Baker. Some interesting ideas explored.



Conversion work under taken. The development of the Market Hall Art Gallery has been supported by Sculpturelogic.



Exhibitions at The Market Hall Art Gallery

MARKET HALL TRADERS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

1st to 26th May 2012

VAN Shrewsbury Market Hall Gallery

Shrewsbury Market Hall has recently won the best Parish Council Market Award from the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA). Shrewsbury folk should be proud of their nationally recognised outstanding market.

Taking inspiration from the traders who work hard to serve the people of Shrewsbury, local artist Ian Collett has produced 30 individual portraits of the Market Traders. Faces that regular market goers will be familiar with. Some have only been in business a few months, others over forty years!

There is a vibrancy, good humour, friendliness and many good bargains to be had, that is the best of a traditional British Market.

If you are inspired by the Market Trader?s Portraits you might care to have a go yourself at the:Free Portrait Painting Workshops:

The Market Hall Treaders Portrait Exhibition was commissioned by the Visual Art Network .


SHROPSHIRE LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS By Diane Murr.

 29th November to Saturday 10th December 2012


This is the first exhibition of Shropshire born artist Diane who grew up on a farm near Cardington.

"I have always drawn inspiration from the beautiful Shropshire countryside. I count myself lucky to have easy access to the endless variety of shapes and colours to be found in the local landscape through the changing seasons and weathers, be it a springtime walk through Helmeth Wood in Church Stretton (the Bluebells, paintings), a mid-summer scramble up the sides of Carding Mill Valley (Twisted Trees) or an October drive from Broome to Acton Burnell (Autumn Lawley)""I have always drawn inspiration from the beautiful Shropshire countryside. I count myself lucky to have easy access to the endless variety of shapes and colours to be found in the local landscape through the changing seasons and weathers, be it a springtime walk through Helmeth Wood in Church Stretton (the Bluebells, paintings), a mid-summer scramble up the sides of Carding Mill Valley (Twisted Trees) or an October drive from Broome to Acton Burnell (Autumn Lawley)"

My heartfelt thanks go to Bobby Britnell and the 'Girls' at Moor Art 2 for their artistic advice and guidance. Without their encouragement and support, this exhibition would have remained a pipe dream."


DEATH AND LIFE  Exhibition of photographs by Pat Jones

 The Market Hall Art Gallery.

25th October to 12 th November 2011