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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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Rosie Read

Mixed media artist Rosie Read currently has a gallery stall in the Market Hall Shrewsbury where she creates a wonderful array of art. Watercolours, inks, collage, papier mache and a host of intriguing items.

Puppets created

Leona Thomas has been inspired to make these puppet characters using traditional papier mache methods of construction. She rekindled her fondness of puppets having recently come across puppets made by the artist Paul Klee.   He had made his to amuse his children grandchildren.  With their rawness and individuality Leona was struck by the fact that they seemed to break through preconceptions of what a puppet should be. She set about making these characters that can be used for a variety of story plots.  


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