Art at the Town Hall

Bishops Castle Town Hall is about to host their first open art exhibition - and we encourage local artists to participate!


Starting on Saturday 27th September, the exhibition will run through until Sunday 19th October.

The aim is to exhibit high-quality work that will have a wide appeal for visual arts audiences.

For your chance to exhibit, email or alternatively phone 01588 630023. You can also drop in to the Town Hall for more information and to acquire an application form.

The closing date for entries is Friday 12th September.

Ryan gander exhibition

Make Every Show Like It's Your Last. On display at Manchester Art Gallery until 14th September.


Ryan Gander, one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary artists, has opened his largest UK solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

BBC report and interview with the artist:

Find out more about the exhibition:

Artists of Autism

In association with The Art House Wakefield and Anna Kennedy Online. An Awareness, Acceptance, Educational and Positively Encouraging Event!


Artists with Autism of various medias from across the globe are showcasing their amazing work!

On show until 30th July at Fell House, George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DF. The exhibition is open during the following times;

Monday to Wednesday between 10am and 5pm. Thursday between 2pm and 6pm. Friday between 10am and 5pm. Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Sunday between 11am and 4pm.

There will be inspirational talks by positive role models of Autism. Stands offering valuable information about Autism and Aspergers. Yorkshire needs to jump forward with it's awareness and support for the Autistic Spectrum Condition - lets start now!

Arranged by Karen McGuire, who is from Wakefield, lives in Wakefield, is on the Autistic Spectrum, is mother to a child on the Spectrum and works as an  Autism Friendly Portrait Photography as well as being the Events Photographer for Anna Kennedy Online, a London based Autism Charity.

Artists of Autism Exhibition is endorsed by the support of "The 142's Autism Rocks Roadshow" and the world famous UB40.

Twitter: AutismArt Exhibition - @AutismArtExhibi

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Read more here

Creating a Scene

Plus additional exhibition, Painting In Another Dimension at the Oriel Davies Gallery. The exhibition opening of artist Megan Wyatt.


Creating a Scene:

Art is often about illusion; taking us on a journey to alternative places and situations, leading us to question what we believe and often triggering emotional reactions that we might otherwise not encounter.

Creating a  Scene illustrates this through a focus on set design, bringing to light some of the disciplines involved and the collaborative aspects between artistic design processes necessary for success. Bridging theatre, opera, visual art, performance art, dance, architecture and film, it is apparent that the common thread is the set; a vehicle for the final production where there is mutual reliance between it, the performance and the artwork.

The exhibition includes examples of the design process including sketches, working models, finished designs and theatre sets by leading international artists as well as work by emerging new talent. Exhibiting artists include Edward Allington, Franko B, Ivor Beddoes, Giuseppe Belli, Julian Crouch, Richard Deacon, Hein Heckroth, Christopher Hobbs, Howard Hodgkin, Derek Jarman, Philip Lee, Davy and Kristin McGuire, Bruce McLean, Louise Ann Wilson and Edwin Zwakman.

Curated by Naomi Law and Jeremy Webster. Creating a Scene is a touring exhibition from The National Centre for Craft & Design

Painting in Another Dimension:

Megan Wyatt.

Focusing on the potential of contemporary painting, Chester-based artist, Megan Wyatt looks at the medium's associated formal mechanisms, conventions and existence both historically and in contemporary practice.

Working traditionally with raw pigments, Wyatt systematically attempts to control colour, the opacity of the paint and its appearance when applied onto different materials (in this instance layers of acetate). Responding to and integrating the work with the architecture of the space, she applies loops of painted and layered acetate to form compositions free of the convention of the frame and the two-dimensional surface. The quality and aspect of light, as it shifts through the day, both informs and completes the work according to its situation.

Megan was mentored by Oriel Davies as part of the Axis initiative Out and Beyond from 2012-2013 and is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at Glyndwr University.

Exhibition opening on Saturday 28th June between 6pm and 8pm.

7pm featuring Slip and Taffeta by Philip Lee and Cally Trench. A live body performance with clay (contains male nudity).

Time's running out to see Sound Canvas

in Shrewsbury... As on April 9th, it will be taken down when the popular 'Sounds of Shropshire' exhibition comes to an end.


If you haven't already, make sure you don't miss out on the chance to experience the Jodi-Award winning installation whilst you can!

The Hive gallery space in Shrewsbury is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am until 5pm - plus select evening and weekend periods if there is an event on. Please call the venue direct on 01743 234970 to ensure it will be open when you intend to visit.

House of Cards exhibition

Building on the success of the last four years exhibitions, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is once again turning its gallery into a House of Cards!


Running from April 2nd through until May 6th, the exhibition is meant to evoke the artist as card-maker with the gallery as a "hallmark" for creators to showcase cards of varying themes and media.

Popular themes for cards are birthday, special occasion, get-well, and "all occasion" greetings. So get creative and think outside the 2D envelope by including small items such as handcrafted jewellery, magnets, stickers, pins and charms with your cards. Design elements can be drawn, printed, painted, collaged, stamped, sewn or a mix of media. Artists of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Full information and the application sheets can be downloaded from the Shropshire Council website:

Side View exhibition opportunity

mac birmingham is giving people aged 16 to 30 the exciting opportunity to have their work publicly exhibited!


They are looking for work that investigates sexual stereotypes, gender roles and attitudes towards sexuality.

Artists can use a variety of media, including visual art, graphic design, sculpture, video and performance.

Apply by 24 March. More information is available by visiting:

Sounds of Shropshire

Here's a sneak preview of some of the stunning photos on display as part of our current exhibition at the Hive in Shrewsbury.


We really encourage you to visit the exhibition - not only to interact with Zoe Partington's Sound Canvas; but also to view the selection of digital landscapes from local Shropshire artists.

If you're considering travelling some distance to view the artwork, please contact the Hive on 01743 234970 to ensure that the venue will definitely be open upon your arrival. Otherwise, the Hive is open 9am until 5pm Tuesday to Friday and most Saturday mornings, 9:30am until 12pm.

Sound Canvas is in Shropshire

We're pleased that Sound Canvas is currently at the home of DASH, the Hive in Shrewsbury town centre!


It's great to have the Jodi-Award winning installation by Zoe Partington in Shropshire for the next couple of months.

The artwork has already been popular with younger visitors to the Hive, including Young Carers.

Accompanied by a selection of digital landscapes of Shropshire, Sound Canvas plays the 'Sounds of Shropshire' for it's Hive debut - and we encourage you to come along and listen out for the bells and chickens!

The Hive Gallery space is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am until 5pm - plus select evenings and weekends when events are taking place in the building.

Address: 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TE. If you are intending to travel some distance, please email to ensure the gallery will be open.

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Painting with Words Exhibition

The Willow is inviting entries into a special exhibition running in connection with the Oswestry Lit Fest, a celebration of the written, spoken and sung word.


This open exhibition will celebrate the influence and inspiration of literature and language on the visual arts.

We encourage Artists to explore this interesting and inspiring topic in a broad range of styles, materials and interpretations. A variety of lit fest inspired creative and musical events will also be taking place at the gallery throughout the exhibition.

Please visit the gallery website - - and Lit Fest website - for further information.

You can find further information about entering artwork into the 'Painting with Words' exhibition below. Contact the Willow Gallery for an entry pack, which can also be downloaded from the gallery website.  
Painting with Words Exhibitors Information:

Summary: An open exhibition celebrating the influence and inspiration of literature and language on the visual arts. This special exhibition is running in connection with the Oswestry Lit Fest,

Key themes for inspiration: Literature, language, storytelling, prose, poetry, song lyrics, sung and spoken word,. Myths, legends and local history.  Calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, typesetting, print, bookbinding, paper and print.

Media: Open to all media: paintings, sculpture, original prints, textiles, drawing, ceramics, glass and metal work, photography, etc.
Description: This exhibition will run for 6 weeks. Artists can submit single pieces or a series of work, submission fees are according to the space used rather than the number of works submitted. The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork.

Entry Form: Title your postal application /email: Painting with Words Exhibition 2014. Please send example (JPEG) images of work with the title or post images of your artwork. A list of the works you wish to exhibit and the dimensions on the form. Submission fee is required to be paid with the entry form. Please indicate any special requests or enquires about hanging unusual work.

Please send your application and direct any enquiries about this opportunity to:

The Willow Gallery CIC
56 Willow Street
SY11 1AE

Subject: Painting with Words Exhibition