Our Spring Exhibition was delayed for the first few weeks of March due to unprecedented flooding in Ironbridge however we are pleased to announce the exhibition is now on display including an incredible collection of local Artists with a huge range of mediums and subjects. Featured Artists include Mono Prints and Sculptures by Micheal Crompton, Oil Paintings by Hannah Broadhead, Limestone Sculptures by Robert Bowers as well as Charcoal drawings by Jade Coldicott (formerly Mawson).
None of our exhibitions would be complete without including Liz Gunning’s incredible Eatherware and Raku pottery collection, Jenny Gunnings fascinating range of Intaglio Etchings focusing on Shropshire’s beautiful landscape and Trees as well as abstract pieces with fascinating texture and colour and Dave Gunnings rare glimpse at the 110 Etchings that are in the Queen’s private collection.
“In approaching my work, I am particularly inspired by the subtleties of form, nature and environmental issues. I seek innovative approaches, often with a deliberate emphasis on the flatness of the surface and simplicity of design as starting points. In Monoprint, I explore this direct emphasis combining the tactile properties of the ink mediums with the interplay of each layer and the print surface itself. I occasionally create maquettes to extend the viewer’s understanding of my prints and drawings. I also work in acrylics, oils, metal, perspex, and film.”
Robert Bowers is well known for his large scale public commissions however this exhibition will be a rare glimpse at a collection of intimate sculptures based upon form and function; the abstraction of form to create function.
Robert tells us about his work… “The pieces reflect influences from north wales and its landscapes. Each piece is taken through numerous sketch stages until the final design has been decided. Each piece is a journey of the chisel and the artist. The materials used will be limestone, wood, leather, and various metals.”
One of the featured Artists will be Artist Hannah broadhead with her beautiful collection of oil on board paintings.
Hannah’s current series of work is based around evoking the feeling of being outdoors, focusing on landscapes.
Like the everchanging weather, her work can vary from more naturalistic to that on the verge of abstraction. Her work varies in scale from small intimate pieces to that of larger atmospheric work. Working mainly on oil on board and using varied brushstrokes to describe moments that have caught her attention.
Currently based in the West Midlands after studying in Staffordshire, she has exhibited work in various locations around the UK. Winner of the Lichfield Art People’s Choice award 2017.
Hannah is currently exhibiting in a number of galleries around the country. Hannah’s work can also be viewed and puchased online
A self-taught artist from Staffordshire recently moved to Shropshire. “I am a huge animal lover and the majority of my work includes animals as the subjects or portraits of prominent animal and environmental activists. I use ink and charcoal or create highly detailed photorealistic style pieces, with the majority being black and white to emphasize the contrast in light.”
Her passion and love for capturing the essence of her subjects are abundant in each and every one of her pieces. Make sure you pop in and view the exhibition of Original Drawings as well as limited edition Giclee prints.
Also on display is a large selection Etched sterling silver Jewellery by Jo Mollart Highfield, Limited Edition Photographs by Sarah Morris, Janet Jordan’s amazing Etched Prints, Paul Gooderhams display of incredible Pottery, Fused Glass by Greg Anston Race as well as exquisite Handmade Etched sterling silver Jewellery by Liz Simmons
Our Gallery is free to enter and our opening hours are Tuesday- Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.
If you wish to arrange a private viewing or alternatively a facetime or skype tour please call us on 01952434033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org