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

VAN GALLERY - Middle Level, DARWIN SHOPPING CENTRE, SHREWSBURY - click here to see some examples of members' work in our Winter Exhibition

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Opening times: Wednesday 10am - 3pm, Thurs - Saturday 11am - 3pm


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14 Apr 2021 - 22 May 2021

The work of six of our members: VAN Gallery, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury: 14 April - 22 May 2021 Read more

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Daily Sketches

Ideas and Inspirations

During the first lockdown I found it very difficult to settle to any creative work apart from knitting. I was determined to knuckle down in the second lockdown in November, so set myself the goal of drawing every day. Although some days it was the last thing I felt like doing, once I got cracking I never regretted it. I drew anything and everything, and I’ve selected some of my favourites that fell into a theme of the everyday to share. I managed at least one drawing a day from 5 November to well after Christmas, and would recommend it as a way of easing out of a creative block. 

Helen Sample

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Papier-mâché

Ideas and Inspirations

Not being able to go to the pottery to fire my ceramics - I was inspired to try my hand at papier-mâché! I wanted to create something 'quirky' and colourful during these dark times! The idea is to bring a smile to anyone who sees them! I hope they will brighten your day. 

Lindley Fallon

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Light Beyond

Ideas and Inspirations

Daily exercise has become so important for fresh air and tapping into our personal well-being. Whilst walking in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park, I was taken by the heavy canopies of evergreen trees and the daylight that appears between the tree trunks, connecting with some research on Gustav Klimt's landscapes for a recent mosaic commission. I enjoy using the same square format, and the small impressionistic shards of glass, metaphorically the light beyond.

Lindsey Kennedy

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