Exhibition 2024

About the Exhibition

Here is everything you need to know about Exhibition 2024.

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, and purchased items would be available for collection on Sunday 11th August between 10am and 1pm.

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

Opening Times and Prices

Opening Reception
Monday 29th July 7.30pm, St Lawrence Primary School
Admission £4 including refreshments

General Opening Times
The exhibition is open every day from Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 10th 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.

Refreshments

Tea and coffee will be available during the exhibition.

Workshops

We are very pleased to be hosting workshops again this year. These are An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting, led by Leo Donaghy (Thursday 1st August, and now also Friday 2nd August) and Mixed Media Landscapes with Free Machine Embroidery, led by Delny Fitrzyk (Tuesday 6th August). Please see our Workshops page for more info and booking details.
Workshops page

Portrait Demonstration, by Keith Turley RBSA

We are also excited to welcome Keith along to our Exhibition…

Saturday 3rd August 11am – 3pm
No need to book just come along and enjoy!

Throughout his career as a school Head of Art, Keith continued to undertake commissions and exhibit his work, but having given up teaching he now concentrates on his love of painting. He favours portraiture and figures as subjects, but as a highly talented professional artist has produced many different genres. His work shows great energy and superb attention to detail. Between 1990 and 2010 he produced a long series of commissions for the Show Business world, which included portraits of many of the late great entertainers. A collection of these works is now housed at Pinewood Studios. More recently he has hosted a number of highly successfully solo exhibitions including Weston Park and Himley Hall.

Keith was elected a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2016, is a member of the long-established Birmingham Easel Club and is a former President of the Birmingham Art Circle.

We are delighted that Keith will be joining us at the Exhibition, along with his easel and tools of the trade, to do a live portrait demonstration. He will be pleased for visitors to gather round, watch as the portrait develops, answer questions and explain his techniques.

Exhibition Timetable (all at the school)

Monday 29th July: Opening Reception, 7.30pm
Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 10th August: Exhibition Open Daily, 10.30am to 5pm
Thursday 1st August: Workshop: An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting – led by Leo Donaghy
Saturday 3rd August: Portrait Demonstration – by Keith Turley RBSA
Tuesday 6th August: Workshop: Mixed Media Landscapes with Free Machine Embroidery – led by Delny Fitrzyk
Saturday 10th August: Last day of exhibition – closes 5pm
Sunday 11th 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.