If you’re ever in the area and have an interest in art, then you must visit Ironbridge Fine Arts! Located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, this art gallery is home to an incredible collection of artworks from a wide range of local and national artists. This Autumn, the gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled “A Celebration of Printmaking and Fine Art”. If you’re looking for a unique art experience, then don’t miss out – head on down to Ironbridge Fine Arts!
The exhibition will be on display from the 1st of September until the 26th of November 2022 including work from our very own stable of Artists as well as invited Guest Artists. Our Artists include…
Ironbridge Fine Arts is an independent family-run business operating from the beautiful town of Ironbridge, Shropshire, England. The art gallery exhibits incredible work from their own family of renowned Artists and also a huge selection of local and national invited artists. As well as home to our beautiful gallery Ironbridge Fine Arts has a number of specialist services for artists and art lovers including…
The Gallery has also been praised for its historical building; one of four iconic foundry buildings built by the Coalbrookdale Company founded by Abraham Darby in 1709, which makes it well worth a visit. This autumn, the exhibition entitled “A Celebration of Printmaking and Fine Art” runs from September 1st to November 26th and is a great opportunity to explore the work of some talented local and national artists.
Lindsey has a keen interest in the relationship between printmaking and photography. Her work explores the impact of light in both architectural and organic contexts; whilst being created by a process that is itself dependent on light exposure. Lindsey works predominantly with photopolymer etching plates which allow her to produce textures and detail with continuous tones and rich blacks.As an educationalist Lindsey has a love of buildings of historic or educational significance. Places that celebrate or house collections that both inform and educate. Lindsey has exhibited widely; recent highlights include the New Light Art Prize, Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 5th Global Print Biennial Douro, Portugal and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. She gained a BEd Hons. in Art and Education at University College Chester where she specialised in Printmaking and received the Academic Award for Art. She was invited to stay on as a Research Fellow to investigate ‘The Role of the Computer in Fine
Art Printmaking’. Technology still plays an intrinsic role in her printmaking today.
“I create sculptures using found materials from specific locations. Based on the narrative within the material and place, I allow for chance and a spontaneous reaction to the site. I search for the narrative within the material and site-specific work and seek to provoke this in sculptural forms.
To see something and search for the visceral and destructive impact within our environment is an important element to me. Objects which decay, the passing of time, the history of a place, and what used to exist form an unusual juxtaposition between the present state of the found material and the imagined state of its past. In my mind, removing historical context leaves a visual form. As an artist, I am revealing the material and allowing a different perspective raising questions to the viewer.
My ongoing body of works examines the ongoing relationship that I have with London city life and the discarded materials within it. The sculptures were made from rusted objects along the Thames riverbank and discarded wood that I found outside houses where I live in East Dulwich. Every week I would climb down the ladder and fill up a big Ikea bag full of materials from the Thames to which would be the starting blocks for my sculptures. The rust and water corrosion formed a layer over many of these objects, so they had a pure and formal element. I imagined each sculpture containing its own character or mood. In some sense, it was about bringing these materials to life whilst also protecting their ambiguous qualities’’
Mike is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Shrewsbury since 1993. Being creative from a very early age, he studied illustration at Portsmouth College of Art & Design. He went on to work as an illustrator for architectural and archeological companies. He moved to Shropshire over thirty years ago to pursue his passion for wildlife conservation. Mike now combines environmental, community and art projects with his creative skills and runs a successful graphic design business – MA Creative, based in Shrewsbury.
Mike turned his attention to linocut printing just a few years ago and has since experimented with a wider range of printmaking techniques, such as etching, drypoint, and collagraph. He purchased a Gunning etching press in 2019 which he uses for many of his linocuts and intaglio prints.
Linocut printing lends itself very comfortably with Mike’s approach to imagery. He uses strong colour and shape to create his quirky, individual style. A strong compositional awareness creates a journey through the picture, inspired by, rather than depicting a specific scene. Much of his work is based on nature, landscape and seaside, developed from a long interest in the natural environment. He regularly adds a human element to the picture, enabling engagement with the viewer and contrasting with the countryside scenes.
A graduate of Staffordshire University, Victoria studied photography while in my education I took a particular interest in still life photography taking inspiration from a variety of practitioners in the genre. I focused my final show on fine art photography food is the thing that brings us all together, it is a way of communicating between people and ideas, or feelings the fragility of life hanging by a single thread. To see the title ‘Fine Dining’ would suggest the sole purpose of this collection of work is a commercial one, however, this is not the case. Fine art adds a creative element to my commercial work that would see the collection sit comfortably in a commercial setting and in a gallery setting. The collection of work I have created is not strictly fine art, but a combination of fine art and commercial work. If I strip my work back to the basics, what you get is simply everyday objects you find in your home.
The exhibition is free to enter and our opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 am till 3 pm and Saturday 10 am till 3 pm. We have designated parking right outside our Gallery in a large car park. Parking is free for up to two hours but if you need longer looking around speak to a member of the team who can upload your registration number onto the Parking Eye system to ensure you have free parking for longer!