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VAN GALLERY - Middle Level, DARWIN SHOPPING CENTRE, SHREWSBURY 

Open Wednesday to Saturday each week times: Wednesday 10am - 3pm, Thursday - Saturday 11am - 3pm

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Situations: ...

5 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

VAN Gallery: Situations is a solo exhibition by Tim Platt. Middle Level, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury Read more

Artist's Boards

5 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

An exhibition of the work of three of our members; Nigel Glaze, Paul Janczykowski and Gisela Robinson - VAN Gallery, Middle Level, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury 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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