It showcases over 60 diverse and talented artists who live and work in and around the Shropshire Hills AONB, one of Britain’s finest landscapes, and focuses on art inspired by landscape and wildlife.
The Shropshire Hills Art Week was started in 2014 by Jules McRobbie, who wanted to encourage artists to interact with the public and for visitors to have an opportunity to discuss the inspiration and methods which motivate artists.
Since then, SHAW has gone from strength the strength, and this year more artists than ever are opening their homes and studios or joining in group shows across the region. Art is defined in its broadest form, to include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, book binding, felting, upholstery, woodcarving, folk art, digital works, sculpture and pottery.
The event runs from Bishop’s Castle, Norbury and All Stretton in the north to Neenton and Bayton in the east, Craven Arms in the middle, Brampton Bryan in the south, and Knucklas, Knighton and Clun in the west. We really do have something for everyone! Many of our venues and artists also offer coffee and cake or light lunches, so you can relax and enjoy a day out.
Starting on Saturday 4 June and open from 11-5pm daily, the event runs until Sunday 12 June; that’s two weekends with a week in between.
Now in our third year, we are very excited about the range and variety of excellent work on offer, and we want people to feel able to come and talk to our artists, to look and ask questions, and to find out more about how art is made. Everything is for sale, and many artists also take commissions, so you could take something truly unique home with you.
Brochures are available in libraries, cafes, TICs and venues, or online at www.ShropshireHillsArtWeek.co.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShropsHillsArt and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Shropshire-Hills-Art-Week-569377059810156/
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