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Wednesday (from 29 November): 11.00 am - 8.00 pm

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Representations of...

2 Jul 2024 - 30 Aug 2024

A group photography exhibition at The Hive aligned to the overall theme of the Arts Trail. Local photographers were invited to submit work that represented some aspect of 'Time', the result is an eclectic,... Read more

No Time For Waste

2 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

Members' work exploring the themes of sustainability, zero-waste, reuse, recycle, saving the planet including works using recycled materials. Read more

Shrewsbury Arts...

6 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

Now in its fourth year, Shrewsbury Arts Trail continues its mission to bring unique and high-quality art to the town to be enjoyed by the public for free while promoting the work of local artists and... Read more

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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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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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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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