Exhibition 2018

About The Exhibition

The Exhibition is a non-competitive showcase for amateur and professional artists, craft workers and photographers living within 30 miles of Church Stretton. You will find hundreds of paintings, collage, photography and various forms of craftwork on display. Most of the work in the exhibition is for sale.

Opening Times and Prices

Opening Reception
Monday 30th July 7.30pm Church Stretton School
Admission £2.50 including refreshments

General Opening Times
The exhibition is open from Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 11th August, 11am to 6pm. Admission is £1; free to children, students and exhibitors and free to all from 6pm to 7.15pm when there is an evening performance at the school; note also that your £1 entry fee allows you to return as many times as you like during the two weeks.

Guest Artists

We are delighted to welcome Roy & Jacqueline Abbott as Guest Artists this year. Roy and Jacqueline are based in the heart of the Shropshire Hills and work using extreme temperatures to create their quite different, yet complementary pieces of artwork for the home and garden. They will be here at our Opening Reception and will be hosting a Meet the Artist session on Saturday 4th Aug. Please see the Guest Artists page for full details of Roy & Jacqueline and examples of their beautiful work.
Guest Artists page


We are very pleased to be hosting two workshops this year. These are Painting without Brushes, led by Rob Leckey (Thursday 2nd Aug (now full) and Wednesday 8th Aug) and Camera Walk, a Photography workshop led by Richard Childs (Tuesday 7th Aug). For full details of these, including booking information, please see the Workshops page.
Workshops page
Exhibition Timetable

Monday 30th July: Opening Reception

Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 11th August: Exhibition Open Daily

Thursday 2nd August: Painting without Brushes – workshop led by Rob Leckey (now full)

Saturday 4th August: Meet the Artist session hosted by Roy & Jacqueline Abbott

Tuesday 7th August: Camera Walk – Photography workshop led by Richard Childs

Wednesday 8th August: Painting without Brushes – workshop led by Rob Leckey (additional, due to high demand)

Saturday 11th August: Last day of Exhibition

Sunday 12th August: Artwork Collection Day; if you purchase any artwork you will normally be required to collect it on this day, between 10am and 12noon, although different arrangements can be made if this is not possible.

Exhibition Exhibitors

Exhibitors are Welcome

If you are a local artist, craft worker or photographer, and are interested in exhibiting at the exhibition, please see the Exhibitors page. (Note: please see the new contact details for this year, as the team has changed).
Exhibitors page

Access for the disabled

The Art Exhibition is fully accessible from the main car park at Church Stretton School. There is level access to some of the rooms and the toilets, but disabled visitors should ask a steward to show them around to the back door of the photography exhibition where they can enter on the level and proceed into the remainder of the exhibition. See map below: