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May 2017

Traditional & Contemporary: Equestrian Art at Weston Park

May 8

Join us for a special study day dedicated to contemporary and traditional equestrian art with renowned artists Alison Wilson and Glynis Mills. This unique day will have a particular focus on the world famous Art Collection at Weston Park. The day will include a private guided tour of the House led by Curator & Head of Learning of the Weston Park Foundation, Gareth Williams, providing guests with the opportunity to be part of a very special viewing of Weston’s magnificent…

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April 2017

Two Viewpoints by Alison Wilson & Glynis Mills – Exhibition in the Granary Art Gallery

April 29 - May 30

This May the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park welcomes equestrian artists Alison Wilson and Glynis Mills for an exhibition of their recent equestrian and other works in a show entitled Two Viewpoints. Alison Wilson studied traditional Fine Art at the Slade School, initially worked as a theatre scenic artist, and then as a teacher of drawing. She has exhibited widely, including in London, and has work in private collections in the UK and abroad. She has also won various…

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The Birmingham Watercolour Society

April 1 - 27

The Birmingham Watercolour Society is renowned as a leader in the modern watercolour techniques and styles. It has a broad membership of UK and International members who seek to embody all that is new and refreshing about water based media, whilst upholding the high standards and traditions of an organisation that was founded well over 100 years ago. The Society is delighted to be exhibiting once again at the popular Granary Gallery to kick start their 2017 programme. 11am – 4pm…

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February 2017

Penelope Timmis SWA, ARBSA

February 1 - 27

Following the success of her previous shows, The Granary Art Gallery welcomes back South Shropshire based artist Penelope Timmis. Influenced by colour and movement, her brightly coloured floral, animal and landscape paintings will bring a dash of life to any home. She is particularly well known for her farm animal paintings which include cockerels and geese which surround her on her farm. Having been an established artist for over 10 years, Penelope is an Associate of the Birmingham Society of…

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December 2016

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Granary Art Gallery

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

Weston Park has, on several occasions, welcomed artists from the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists to exhibit in the Granary Art Gallery. We are therefore thrilled that the society itself is bringing it’s own exhibition in which its member artists are considering the Capability Brown legacy. Formed in 1821, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists is one of the oldest of British art societies. It is an artist-led charity that supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through…

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November 2016

Matthew Wood – Granary Art Gallery

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The inside-out view is what Matthew Wood will be bringing to Gallery visitors in November, taking the House as the architectural set piece of a landscape and looking out from it. If you’ve ever visited the House you will appreciate how special the views are from each of its windows – all contrived by the way in which the landscape has been managed by Capability Brown and those who have followed him. Matthew focuses on the interiors of grand country…

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October 2016

Capability Brown: Digital Interpretations

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Friday, October 28, 2016

This wonderful exhibition is brought to you by the ‘Transatlantic Digital Print Group’ who explore Brown’s legacy through their digital prints. Landform was a huge part of Capability Brown’s work, with scores of navvies literally shaping the earth as part of his work in creating sinuous lakes or in contouring drives.  The ‘Transatlantic Digital Print Group’ takes this as their inspiration in what promises to be a fascinating exhibition. The group comprises: Pam Brown, Walter Early, Kendall Mingey, Brian Thompson, Jane…

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September 2016

Graham Colling – Granary Art Gallery

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Thursday, September 29, 2016

Photographer Graham Colling will bring together a spectacular year in the life of Weston Park. From dawn to dusk throughout each season Graham has been capturing pictures of Weston in all its beauty; from an early frost covering the ground to sun dappled trees on an autumn afternoon. Having won numerous awards, the Weston Park Foundation is pleased to be sharing Graham’s work and his intimate view of the living landscape and its bio-diversity at different times of the year.…

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August 2016

Sarasin & Partners National Fine Art Open

Monday, August 1, 2016 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In the month during which the date of Capability Brown’s birth falls, the Sarasin & Partners National Fine Art Open Competition will be held.  This year artists intending to enter the competition are asked to produce work celebrating Brown’s work or being the antithesis of his work, and also to consider the theme of landscape before, during and after his time. Thanks to the generosity of our main sponsor, Sarasin & Partners, the main overall prize will be £2,000 whilst…

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July 2016

Andrew Naylor & Tim Royall – Granary Art Gallery

Friday, July 1, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Andrew Naylor needs no introduction to readers of the beautiful New Arcadian Journal, which marries scholarship about gardens and landscape with superb artist-produced illustrations.  His drawings and prints are a highlight of numerous issues of the publication.  A professional sculpture conservator, Andrew’s skills as a draughtsman, honed from life drawing, are at once obvious in his work and we are delighted to welcome this show – dedicated to his interpretations of Capability Brown’s work. Tim Royall is a sculptor whose…

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June 2016

Russell Gilder – Granary Art Gallery

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We are delighted to welcome Russell Gilder back to the Granary Art Gallery – who first exhibited with us in 2010. Russell Gilder has been a practising artist for 20 years, having studied at the School of Fine Art in Birmingham completing the BA Fine Art Degree in 1996. He states that his art practice primarily consists of drawing, painting and printmaking, derived from the ancient woodland landscapes of England and Wales, particularly Mortimer Forest, South Shropshire. His work has…

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May 2016

Simon Vernon – Granary Art Gallery

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Monday, May 30, 2016

Cartography – the art of creating maps – was enormously important to Capability Brown in his landscape designs and to the draughtsmen that he employed such as John Spyers.  Simon Vernon  therefore takes a very different view of Brown’s work, but one which would have been very familiar to him as he went about proposing landscapes, capturing ideas and representing them in map form. As one of the world’s leading map makers, Simon brings painstaking skill to bear in his…

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April 2016

Tim Scott Bolton – Granary Art Gallery

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Landscape artist Tim Scott Bolton has spent the last couple of years visiting a number of Capability Brown projects across the country to paint them in all their glory for this dedicated exhibition.  Tim has established an outstanding reputation as an exponent of landscape painting and has an exceptional list of patrons that is headed by the Prince of Wales. As part of his work for the show Tim has painted a number of works depicting Brown’s work at Weston,…

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March 2016

The Embroiderers’ Guild – Granary Art Gallery

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring will arrive in the Granary Art Gallery, with the work of the Embroiderers’ Guild, whose members are working on individual pieces to create their own interpretation of Brown’s work at Weston. Having made numerous visits to the estate, the members imagination will have borne fruit in what promises to be a fascinating show of their painstaking art. This is one of a series of exhibitions of work being undertaken by the Embroiderers’ Guild at various Capability Brown sites throughout…

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February 2016

Call for Entries – Sarasin & Partners National Fine Art Open Competition

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Thursday, June 30, 2016

Weston Park is delighted to announce the fifth National Fine Art Open Competition, which will be held in The Granary Art Gallery 1st – 31st August 2016  This year – the tercentenary of the birth of the greatest British landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the theme is either to show the inspiration or antithesis of Capability Brown and his landscape gardening works. Global investment company Sarasin & Partners have generously sponsored the First Prize of £2,000. Halls, one of the country’s…

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Staffordshire Society of Artists – Granary Art Gallery

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Staffordshire is known as the creative county and the Staffordshire Society of Artist has been celebrating this creativity, demonstrated by the work of its members, since it was founded in 1933. Weston Park’s Granary Art Gallery is delighted to welcome a month long show of the Society’s members’ works, when they turn to the work of Brown for inspiration both in Staffordshire and beyond.   11am – 4pm  Free Entry 

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January 2016

The Graduate Show – Granary Art Gallery

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This year’s National Graduate Show is dedicated to the legacy of Capability Brown and his influence both good and bad.  The annual show gives recent graduates and those still in formal art education, the opportunity to not only show their work but the experience of gallery protocol.  For visitors there is the chance to see original works including paintings, sculptures and photography from promising art graduates emerging from colleges and universities across the UK. All entrants are being asked to…

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Tweets before Twitter! Sir Henry & Lady Bridgeman and an Ornithological Obsession

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - Friday, January 29, 2016

Capability Brown’s patrons at Weston Park, Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman, had a passion for brightly plumed birds. So when Mr Brown produced his great plan for Weston Park, he specifically included ‘Menagerie and Dairy’ at the site now occupied by the Temple of Diana. Here from the circular tea room, the Bridgemans and their guests could admire the colourful birds and their sounds as they strutted within netted enclosures, providing animation and sounds within the pleasure grounds. Although the…

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October 2015

Brad Kenny Exhibition

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Sunday, November 29, 2015

Brad Kenny’s current style and technique is of abstract representation.  The abstract element of his paintings allows him a form of expression which focuses on the human condition for the contemporary age. His inspiration and influences have been gathered from artists such as Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Andrew Salgado, Matthew Burrows, Frans Hals, Marc Quinn and Antony Gormley. “I aim to promote authenticity of emotion in my work.  To achieve this, for example, I have sourced my subjects in extremely intimate…

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Shrewsbury College ‘Art School Portraits’ Exhibition

Friday, October 2, 2015 - Thursday, October 29, 2015

This exhibition will display work from the art school community of each other; including some staff work. Ed Catley, Lecturer in Art and Design at Shrewsbury College, says ‘It has been a very strong year for portraiture in a variety of media: Design, painting, drawing, film, photography and print.’ This is a great opportunity to see the work of students who are well on their way to success. We look forward to welcoming Shrewsbury Collage to the Gallery in October.…

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