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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

Our gallery re-opens on Wednesday 2nd December - Why not buy a loved one a piece of original art for Christmas?

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Our latest online ART EXHIBITION - 'In the Garden' - View gallery by clicking here

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Ty Pawb Open 2020

3 Oct 2020 - 27 Feb 2021

Oct 2020 - unspecified. Exhibition currently closed due to local coronavirus lockdown, but can be viewed online ( Read more

Shropshire Art...

3 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2021

Shropshire Art Society's Ongoing Exhibition at St Mary's Church  for these four weeks features the work of Rob Leckey and .Phil Hadley. The exhibition is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily, excluding... Read more

Artists Boards...

10 Oct 2020 - 5 Dec 2020

I am one of the artists exhibiting in the 'Artist's Boards' exhibition. Please come and see my latest work. Read more

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Industrial landscape

Amanda Hillier - I’m a designer and illustrator based in the Ironbridge Gorge. I’m fascinated by industrial and architectural landscape and enjoy representing my surroundings in a powerful and dynamic way through the exploration of carving and printing lino.

My current work is inspired by iconic structures and includes a piece being exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) as part of the Print Prize Exhibition.

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Prize winner

Congratulations to Wendy Riddick who won our first prize in the VAN Winter Exhibition competition at the University Centre Shrewsbury.  The winning work entitled 'Through The Eye of the Needle', is a complex intricate textile piece.  Wendy received her £250 first prize at the Private View event on 11/10/2019.  Wendy  trained at Goldsmiths and subsequently worked as an archaeological illustrator. Now a Shrewsbury based textile artist, she has had several solo exhibitions and has produced work for exhibitions at Powis Castle 2015 and Berrington Hall, 2017.  The competition was judged by Jonathon from The Soden Collection Contemporary Art and Sculpture gallery, 80 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury.

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Lino success

Kit Byron Low is enjoying success with her latest range of hand pressed lino prints, featuring images of birds. Currently she is developing a range of cards and enjoying the challenge of 'forcing' lino to create movement in the prints!  The range includes blackbirds, terns, owls, puffins and most recently pheasants.  These are available at the VAN Street Gallery, Shrewsbury, and are rapidly flying out!  They have been the top selling card range this Spring with our visitors.

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