We’ll be exploring the best galleries in Shropshire as part of our mission to promote the county’s art scene.
Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock
First up is Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock. Twenty Twenty is a contemporary art gallery with an excellent reputation for British art and craft based and is run by Mary Elliott.
The gallery has regular exhibitions throughout the year and there is a permanent selection of jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture, sculpture, paintings and prints by some of the best British artists and makers.
Alfred Stockham, Annie Ovenden, David Inshaw, Prue Cooper, Angela Harding, Betsy Smith, Gillian Stein, Louise Cheshire, Elspeth Soper, Nancy Pickard, Wendy Hoare, Sue Campion, Hugh Elliott and Sue Brown are just some of the renowned artists, makers and designers that show their work at Twenty Twenty.
What’s on at the moment?
Annie Ovenden and Graham Arnold – 40 Years on is an exhibition marking the 40 year working relationship of Ovenden and Arnold, two of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Ruralists.
About the movement: The Brotherhood of Ruralists is a British art group founded in 1975 in Wellow, Somerset, to paint nature. Their work is figurative with a strong adherence to ‘traditional’ skills. Painting in oil and watercolour predominate, with mixed media assemblage, printmaking, ink and pencil drawing also being common. It has been described as “a kind of late twentieth-century reinvention of William Morris’s arcadian craft guilds.
The exhibition will cover their work as well as showing ceramics by Rachel Wood and the ceramic sculptures of Sharon Griffin .
The exhibition runs until November 25th.