Guildhall Exhibitions



Shelley Wingrove –  Printed from The Little Black Mare Studio

The Little Black Mare studio is nestled amongst the breathtaking beauty of Wenlock Edge in the Shropshire Hills, inspiring art and printmaking which truly captures the beating heart of nature and the natural world.

Named after my gorgeous pony Maisie (the original black mare) the art created in my studio goes through a similar process. Inspiration comes from Maisie’s wildflower meadow, or my long walks in the woods and hills that surround my home, with my lurchers Tilda and Lola.

I love to watch the light at play on the trees and fields. I’ll capture scenes or just little details in my sketchbook, or perhaps collect a leaf or some other treasure. Then I’ll spend some time in my studio, bringing ideas together and deciding which print process will best capture the image’s wholeness and beauty. My prints are mostly nature themed, always produced with much love and endless cups of Earl Grey.


Elena Cassidy-Smith – Visual Artist

Elena is an interdisciplinary visual artist and early career PhD researcher.  She frequently works in a site contextual or site responsive way that is sensitive to time, place and people. She is interested in the transdisciplinary possibilities of art and science, and the narratives that arise from this. Her work often examines the overlooked and obscure, tapping in to oral histories, collective understandings and forgotten truths. Her current research is focused on the ontology of time. Can we touch the past like it never really went away? What does it feel like?


Much Wenlock Artists

This exhibition brings together art work from various artists living in the Much Wenlock area.

It Includes a collection of paintings by Much Wenlock U3A Artists in watercolours and acrylics covering a wide array of subjects. The artists meet every Tuesday from 2– 4 pm at the community centre in High Causeway, Much Wenlock. The sessions are led by Catherine Downes B.A


Jane Murphy – Slumped glass & Dinah Mike – Quilts

Jane Murphy – Slumped glass 

Beautiful slumped glass dishes, coaster and murals with hand originated silkscreened decoration.

Designs are inspired initially by an early life in Africa and later by the colours and landscapes of Shropshire.

Dinah Mike – Quilts

 Hand quilted colourful contemporary quilts beautifully made with coloured silk thread to enhance the designs on these heirloom pieces.


James Ellis – Landscape Photography

An exhibition of landscape photography from the Shropshire Hills, North Wales, Northumberland and the Lake District. The images seek to capture the rugged beauty of the wild landscape. From towering mountains and distant coast to Shropshire’s own ever changing hills.


The Natural World in Tapestry

An exhibition of work by Tapestry Touring International. UK and international artists have created woven tapestry and textile work based on the theme of ‘The Natural World’.


Sarah Evans – Silk painting

‘Every picture tells a story’. A well-worn adage, but so true!  A body of work by Shropshire based artist, Sarah Evans (Silk’n’Stuff).  Specialising in painting on silk and mixed media, Sarah evokes a story in each piece, real or imagined for you to read or guess.  There is vivid colour, varied texture and experimental techniques, with both abstract and figurative features.  Greetings cards and hand painted silk scarves are also available to purchase.

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