Exhibition 2022

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.

This year’s event has a change of venue and will be held at St Lawrence Primary School, Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton SY6 6EX – adjacent to where we have been in previous years.

Opening Times and Prices

Opening Reception
Monday 25th July 7.30pm, St Lawrence Primary School
Admission £3 including refreshments

General Opening Times
The exhibition is open every day from Tuesday 26th July to Saturday 6th 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 Willow Craft, led by Sophie Francis (Wednesday 27th July), Botanical Macro Photography, led by Claire Carter (Sunday 31st July) and Copper Foiled Glass, led by Jennifer Brewer (Tuesday 2nd August). Please see our Workshops page for more info and booking details.
Workshops page
Meet the Potter

We are delighted that local artist Lucinda Lovesey, a semi-finalist from this year’s series of The Great Pottery Throw Down will be popping along for a series of Meet the Potter sessions. This will be a chance to chat with Lucinda and see some of her pieces from the series. Times are 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th August.

Afterschool Craft Club display

We will have a display of pottery created by the children from the Afterschool Craft Club who have been exploring the folklore surrounding The Green Man.

Exhibition Timetable (all at the school)

Monday 25th July: Opening Reception, 7.30pm
Tuesday 26th July to Saturday 6th August: Exhibition Open Daily, 10.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 27th July: Willow Craft – workshops led by Sophie Francis
Sunday 31st July: Botanical Macro Photography – workshops led by Claire Carter
Tuesday 2nd August: Copper Foiled Glass – workshops led by Jennifer Brewer
Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th August: Meet the Potter – with Lucinda Lovesey
Saturday 6th August: Last day of exhibition – closes 5pm
Sunday 7th 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.