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

We are now open Wednesday to Saturday each week 

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


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We are on the Trail in June and will be hosting a drawing exhibition and showcasing the diverse range of work of our artists and makers throughout the month. Click here for full details of the Shrewsbury Arts Trail.


What's On?

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Drawing Exhibition

26 May 2021 - 3 Jul 2021

An exhibition of members' work in non-paint medium (pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel) Read more

Art in the Barn

17 Jun 2021 - 21 Jun 2021

Paintings Prints and Cards The Sweeney Hotel Morda Oswestry Shropshire SY10 9EU 12pm-7pm 17th – 21st June 20217 Read more

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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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Enamel Painting

Ideas and Inspirations

In the first lockdown I had to isolate, and at first found it difficult to motivate myself to be creative. So to occupy myself I decided I would enrol on an Online Enamel Painting course with Gillie Hoyte-Byrom, who I know from being a member of the Guild of Enamelling.

There were 10 different painting projects, using painting enamels, different mediums and techniques. The beauty of the course was the ability to work at your own pace and the structure of the preparation needed before you even started painting. The picture is a painting enamel fired in pre-coated steel blanks.

Ann Jones – RAJ ENAMELS

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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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