Exhibition 2023

About the Exhibition

Exhibition 2023 has now finished, but do please take a look at what we offered in 2023!

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.

The Exhibition will again be held at St Lawrence Primary School, Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton SY6 6EX.

Opening Times and Prices

Opening Reception
Monday 31st July 7.30pm, St Lawrence Primary School
Admission £4 including refreshments

General Opening Times
The exhibition is open every day from Tuesday 1st August to Saturday 12th August, 10.30am to 5pm. Admission is £1; free to children, students and exhibitors. Your £1 entry fee allows you to return as many times as you like during the exhibition.


Tea and coffee will be available during the exhibition.

We are very pleased to be hosting workshops again this year. These are Slab Tiles Pottery Workshop, led by Lucinda Lovesey and Mixed Media Figurine Workshop, led by Stephanie Jacobs. Please see our Workshops page for more info and booking details.
Workshops page
Hand Weaving Demonstration by Sue Christian

After a life-long interest in textiles, early retirement finally gave Sue the time to learn to weave. She has since become such an accomplished weaver that she has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and also the Heritage Crafts Association.

Sue is drawn to the geometric nature of weaving and using comparatively simple designs that let the yarns tell the story with their own colours and textures. She prefers to work with natural fibres and much of the silk she uses is hand dyed, which makes each piece unique.

We are very excited that she’ll be bringing one of her looms to the Exhibition where she’ll be demonstrating this wonderful craft form. Sue will be delighted for visitors to gather round, watch, ask questions and appreciate the beauty of the textile she produces.

There’s no need to book, just come along and enjoy.

Afterschool Craft Club display

We will have a display of pottery created by the children from the Afterschool Craft Club – you may recall last year’s amazing display of pottery faces inspired by The Green Man.

Exhibition Timetable (all at the school)

Monday 31st July: Opening Reception, 7.30pm
Tuesday 1st August to Saturday 12th August: Exhibition Open Daily, 10.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 2nd August: Slab Tiles Pottery Workshop – led by Lucinda Lovesey
Saturday 5th August: Hand Weaving Demonstration – by Sue Christian
Monday 7th August: Mixed Media Figurine Workshop – led by Stephanie Jacobs
Saturday 12th August: Last day of exhibition – closes 5pm
Sunday 13th August: Artwork Collection Day; if you purchase any artwork you will normally be required to collect it on this day, between 10am and 1pm, 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.
Exhibitors page

Access for the disabled

The exhibition is fully accessible from the car park at the school via the main front entrance. There is level access to all of the rooms and the toilets.