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December 2018

Halls Young Artist Competition 2018

1st December 2018 - 27th January 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Schools accross Shropshire and Staffordshire have entered this exciting competition to find the next generation of show stopping artists. In view of Weston Park's involvement in the 2018 Chippendale 300 celebrations, the theme for the competition was furniture and design. Children in primary and secondary education were asked to create artworks to be in with the opportunity to win a cash prize for their school funds as well as art materials for themselves. All mediums such as paintings, photography, woodwork,…

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January 2019

Coast and Country: an Engraver’s View

28th January 2019 - 28th February 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Wood engraving is a centuries old technique; it is at once the simplest and one of the most exquisite forms of printmaking. Wood engravings tend to be closely worked and relatively small because of the finely pointed tools that are used. The finesse of wood engraving produces a particularly rich tonal range and therefore they are usually, but by no means exclusively, black and white.   Inspiration for the prints in this exhibition has been drawn from the coast and…

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March 2019

Our Feathered Friends – Birds in Watercolour

2nd March 2019 - 31st March 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Watercolour artists Christina Hopkinson AGSA and John Horton are delighted to be working together for the first time to present their exhibition of paintings of birds in watercolour. Both artists have their own unique style, developed over years of artistic practice. John Horton employs a limited palette to produce this beautiful serene painting of the wild birds he loves to watch. Whilst Christina Hopkinson uses an array of bright colours to represent the wild birds of the UK and Florida,…

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April 2019

Living Landscapes – Lindsey Bucknor OBE

1st April 2019 - 29th April 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Local photographer Lindsey Bucknor is exhibiting for the first time here at Weston Park, sharing his passion for creating beautiful images. Born and bred in the Black Country, Lindsey Bucknor OBE is inspired by his surroundings and never leaves home without his camera. Three themes runs through the image making Earth, Water and the Living, and Lindsey is particularly inspired by nature and the natural world.   Lindsey Bucknor will be in the Art Gallery on the following dates to…

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May 2019

Birmingham Watercolour Society

1st May 2019 - 30th May 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The Birmingham Watercolour Society is renowned as a leader in 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 in 1907. The Society is delighted to be exhibiting once again at the very popular Granary Art Gallery, located within the magnificent grounds of Weston Park, to kick…

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The Way We See It

31st May 2019 - 27th June 2019
Granary Art Gallery

The Way We See It is an exhibition which brings together artists from a variety of disciplines, from Fine Art , Print, Sculpture and Mixed Medias. The artists exhibiting are Friends, Associates and Members of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), Birmingham Watercolour Society and Birmingham Art Circle, Shape Shifters Sculpture Group, MAFA, amongst others. They have all participated in various exhibitions, including the Open and Prize exhibitions and have sold work both nationally and internationally. This is the…

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June 2019

Walsall to Weston Exhibition by the Walsall Society of Artists

28th June 2019 - 30th July 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The town of Walsall and Weston Park have a long shared history, with street names in Walsall reflecting this relationship, such as Bradford Street, Earl Street, Mountrath Street and Countess Street.  It is these close links which have inspired the Walsall Society of Artists to exhibit in the Granary Art Gallery as part of their 70th Anniversary year.   Founded in 1949 the Walsall Society of Artists is non-profit making and is organised for charitable purposes, with the aim of…

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August 2019

Victorious Exhibition

1st August 2019 - 26th September 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Victorious is an exciting two month long exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Weston Park enjoyed a strong connection with Queen Victoria, as the 3rd Earl Bradford was Master of the Horse and Prime Minister Disraeli was a close family friend. The exhibition will explore this close relationship and celebrate Queen Victoria's reign using the unique historic collection here at Weston Park.   Queen Victoria’s reign was a time of immense social, economic and artistic…

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September 2019

Thump of the Tale – Ruth Buchanan and Julie Cross

28th September 2019 - 30th October 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Thump of the Tale is a snapshot of those works, which seek, not to illustrate the stories, but to use themes and elements and connect them to memories as prompts. The exhibition also features some of the artists’ earlier animal studies, published works and sketchbooks. The tales of childhood: mythology, parable, poems, or folk and fairy tale become enmeshed with our memories and echo forward throughout our lives. We feel the reverberations of the Thump of the Tale. Ruth Buchanan…

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Thump of the Tale

28th September 2019 - 30th October 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Thump of the Tale is a snapshot of those works, which seek, not to illustrate the stories, but to use themes and elements and connect them to memories as prompts. The exhibition also features some of the artists’ earlier animal studies, published works and sketchbooks. The tales of childhood: mythology, parable, poems, or folk and fairy tale become enmeshed with our memories and echo forward throughout our lives. We feel the reverberations of the Thump of the Tale. Ruth Buchanan…

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November 2019

Imagine….

1st November 2019 - 28th November 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Penny and David were college students and this is the first time they have exhibited together, Penny having moved from Photography to Art based imagery and David experimenting photographically in monochrome and colour as well as taking up a major role in Academia. Both abstract their source material from nature but in very different ways. David in his College days heavily influenced by the strong graphic use of monochrome by such photographers as Bill Brandt, and continuing to find subjects…

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December 2019

Halls Young Artist Competition 2019

1st December 2019 - 13th January 2020
Granary Art Gallery

Weston Park will be hosting its annual art competition for Shropshire and Staffordshire school pupils with cash prizes for the school and art materials for pupils up for grabs. The theme this year is Queen Victoria and the Victorian Industrial Revolution and we welcome all mediums such as paintings, photography, woodwork, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. All shortlisted artwork will be exhibited in the Granary Art Gallery during December 2019 and the competition is free to enter.   Deadline for entries:…

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