Please Note: The details on this page refer to our 2019 Exhibition, but will give you a flavour of what to expect. 2020 details will be available soon.
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.
Monday 5th August 7.30pm, Church Stretton School
Admission £2.50 including refreshments
General Opening Times
The exhibition is open from Tuesday 6th August to Saturday 17th 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 (except for Sat 17th); note also that your £1 entry fee allows you to return as many times as you like during the two weeks.
Tea and Coffee is available in Gallery 3 during the Exhibition. (Note that The Place will now not be open).
We are delighted to welcome Claire Carter, a landscape photographer, as our Guest Artist this year.
Claire is based in Shropshire but her passion for landscape photography has taken her far and wide including Norway, Iceland, Patagonia, Poland and across the UK. Her exhibition will include works from these diverse locations as well as closer to home in the Shropshire Hills. Claire will also be presenting Dancing Lights – a decade of aurora hunting on Sunday 11th August, 2pm – 4pm. Using both images and music from her new DVD, followed by a Q & A session this is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about Claire and her award-winning photography skills. No need to book – admission included in Exhibition entry.
We are very pleased to welcome Margaret Tremellen, who will be demonstrating Natural fibre spinning.
Margaret is a Member of the Shrewsbury Guild for Spinners, Weavers and Dyers and you may recognise her from her time demonstrating in The Fleece Barn they created at the Acton Scott Working Farm in 2016. Margaret has previously exhibited and sold some of her wonderful woollen rugs with us. Come along and see her on Wednesday 7th and Wednesday 14th August (see times below). No need to book – included in Exhibition entry.
Monday 5th August: Opening Reception
Tuesday 6th August to Saturday 17th August: Exhibition Open Daily
Wednesday 7th August: Natural fibre spinning demonstrations by Margaret Tremellen: 11am – 1pm
Thursday 8th August: Printmaking using stencils – workshop led by Di Purser
Sunday 11th August: Dancing Lights – a decade of aurora hunting – Presentation followed by Q & A session by Claire Carter: 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 13th August: Felted landscape painting – workshop led by Susan Mulcock
Wednesday 14th August: Natural fibre spinning demonstrations by Margaret Tremellen: 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 17th August: Last day of Exhibition
Sunday 18th 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.
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.
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: