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Winter Open Studios: Meet the Artists at Home
22 Nov 2023

A clutch of Shrewsbury artists have decided to open their studios this coming weekend (November 25th) - it's a great chance to buy unusual gifts! Some are also open next weekend (December 2nd) - see below for opening times and where to find them. Pictured: Meg Arrol of Parker and Arrol. 

Linda Edwards - Open Studios and Solo Exhibition

November 25th & December 2nd

Linda Edwards’ beautiful new paintings with gold leaf will be on show at her Studio Salon in Quarry Place. Small exquisite paintings are presented in an eclectic collection of vintage and antique frames. Saturday, November 25th, from 10am to 5pm at 5 Quarry Place SY1 1JN. 

Linda's new solo exhibition: 'The Turning of the Sun' opens at Mrs Jones Art Shop and Gallery, Coleham, SY3 7DU on December 2nd. Meet the artist 10am to 12pm. Exhibition continues till 24th December. www.lindaedwardsart.co.uk

Linda Edwards in her studio

Linda Edwards has an open studio this Saturday and a new solo exhibition at Mrs Jones Art Shop and Gallery, opening Dec 2nd

A modest arch from Wyle Cop leads into a cobbled courtyard inhabited by a delightful mix of pots and bunting, roses and shafts of sunlight. It’s here in this artsy, secret corner of Shrewsbury, that you’ll find two of our town’s finest creative businesses.

Mosaic artist Lindsey Kennedy and textile designers Parker and Arrol share a stable block in the grounds of ironmaster William Hazledine's former house near the English Bridge. Here are details of their joint Winter Open Studios events: 

Lindsey Kennedy giving a workshop in her studio

Mosaic artist Lindsey Kennedy also gives workshops in her studio at 38c Wyle Cop

An Invitation to The Midnight Garden - Lindsey Kennedy

November 25th & December 2nd

You are warmly invited to view Lindsey Kennedy’s new mosaic work with the theme of The Midnight Garden. There will be mirrors and tree-inspired wall panels that sparkle and glitter in the candlelight, with dark indigo blues, gold and flashes of colour. Gifts for the home and garden will be available, including brooches, coasters and tree decorations. Open Saturday, November 25th and Saturday, December 2nd, 10am to 5pm each day. Studio 38c Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XF

www.lindseykennedy.com

Shrewsbury Streetscape Project

The superb Shrewsbury Streetscape Project has an open studio in West Hermitage this weekend

Shrewsbury Streetscape Open Studio

November 25th

In April 2019, Shrewsbury based architect James Wade began work on a project to record our town's historic streetscape. His spectacular drawings feature in My Shrewsbury magazine, along with a history of the buildings by Stan Sedman. This weekend, there's a chance to visit the Shrewsbury Streetscape Open Studio and see what's on the drawing board at 5 West Hermitage, Shrewsbury SY3 7JP. There are cards and prints for sale and refreshments available, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm. 

Parker and Arrol cushions

Beautiful textiles, soft furnishings and scarves from Parker & Arrol

Parker and Arrol - Christmas Open Studio

November 25th & December 2nd

Parker and Arrol Hand Painted Fabrics invite you to their annual Christmas open studio. There will be cushions, scarves, hangings and prints for sale, plus the famous ‘Bargain Box’ which will be temptingly full.

November 25th and December 2nd, 10am-5pm.

The studio Rear off 38 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XF.

www.parkerandarrol.com

If you've ever been to Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, you'll appreciate the allure of an intimate, contemporary art gallery within a beautiful, historic house. Shrewsbury has its own fledgling version of this classy, cultural hub - Swan Hill Studios, just off Town Walls - and it is also joining the Winter Open Studios event this coming weekend. 

Sam Pooley in Swan Hill Studios

Pictured: Artist Sam Pooley-Stride in her office at the new Swan Hill Open Studios

Swan Hill Open Studios (17C Swan Hill)

Saturday, November 25th

Swan Hill Studios will be open as part of Winter Open Studios on November 25th from 10am to 4pm. Meet the artists, browse their work, along with other work by local artists including Sam Pooley-Stride, Clae Eastgate, Cherie Jerrard, Tom Barker, Ruby Read and handcrafted accessories by Te.by kao.

Swan Hill Studios painting room

Original fireplaces and wooden floorboards lend a particular warmth to Swan Hill Studios, open this weekend