The Willow Gallery, Oswestry - PROGRAMME Sep/Oct/Nov 2012
4th September 2012
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What’s on At The Willow Gallery - Art space, Café & Artisan Shops

The Willow Gallery - Workshops For All

Beginners Willow Basket Weaving Workshop
1st September 10am - 4pm
Willow weaving session with professional basket makers Helen & Kalvin Stanley.
This workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to learn a variety of willow weaving
techniques from practitioners with over 15 years of basket weaving and teaching experience. Create your own unique willow basket under their expert guidance.
All welcome
£38 including all materials
Please book in advance due to limited places.

Painting with Wool
Saturday 29th September 11-5pm
Create your own unique felt landscape artwork with expert guidance of professional felt artist Sue Mulcock.
Bring a favourite photograph or picture to inspire your experimentation with colour and texture in landscape.
Beginners and improvers
£35 Please book in advance due to limited places.
All welcome. Please bring an apron and washing up gloves.

Sculpture Portrait Course
With Internationally Renowned Artist Maxmillion Baccanello
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th& Sunday 21st October. 10am- 5pm
For further information please contact the gallery.
Please book in advance due to limited places.

Children’s & Young Artists Events

Create Your Own Olympic Artwork
For the Willow Gallery’s OlymPics Exhibition & Competition
3D sculpture workshop exploring the human form, inspired by the athletes of the London Olympic and Paralympics Games.
5-11years - Wednesday 12th September 3.30-5.30pm – Dunbabin Gallery
11-18 years - Thursday 13th September - 3.30-5.30pm – Dunbabin Gallery

Granny Willow Story Time: 'A Very Big Problem'
Thursday 1st November 2-3.30pm £6.50
This story time is held in the Dunbabin room, the session includes exciting and creative activities; Storytelling, Model Making, Painting, Play Acting & Story Writting, A great activity for children!

Art Groups & Classes

After School Art Group
Starting Wednesday 12th of September
3.30-5.30pm – Dunbabin Gallery (next to main gallery)
With Anthony Smith (Professional Artist, Enhance CRB Checked)
Have fun experimenting with a variety of exciting artistic techniques and exploring artwork in the Willow Gallery.
Suitable for 5-11year olds.
£6 per session. £30 for 6 weeks.

Young Artists Group
Every Thursday Starting 13th September
3.30-5.30pm – Dunbabin Gallery (next to main gallery)
With Anthony Smith (Professional Artist, Enhance CRB Checked)
Explore the exciting world of art and art history with other like minded young artists and the expert guidance of a professional artist.
Experiment with sculpture, printing, painting and photographic techniques.
Suitable for 11-18 year olds.
£6 per session. £30 for 6 weeks.

Life Drawing Classes
With Professional Artist & Tutor Saphan Cole
Every Thursday starting 13th September
For further information please contact the Willow Gallery

Art History Evenings
With International Museum Educator Felicity Woods
Starting Tuesday 25th September for 6 weeks
A thematic approach to great works of art. Each evening includes a talk about Iconic works of art followed by discussion and exploration of the Willow Gallery’s current collections.
Themes including: Symbolism, mythology and changing concepts of beauty.
Special day city visits will also be arranged to explore the collections of several well known galleries.


Transient Nature – A British Exhibition
Featuring Award Winning RSPCA Wildlife Artists
Extended Until Saturday 13th October –Due to Popular Demand
A special exhibition of paintings, sculpture, animation, photography, textiles & glass work celebrating the diversity of the British environment. This exciting exhibition for Oswestry showcases work by renowned local artists as well artists from across the UK.

An exhibition not to be missed!

If you are interested in bringing a school or university group to see the exhibition please contact the gallery for further information on workshops and talks available with International museum educator Felicity Woods.

The OlymPics
Open Exhibition & Competition
Saturday 22nd September –Saturday 20th October
Artwork Entries Hand in: Monday 17th of September
Exhibition Preview: Friday 21st September 10am – 7pm
Enter your Olympic and Paralympic Games Inspired Artwork in to this Exciting Exhibition.
Artwork entered will be displayed in Dunbabin Gallery.
Prize winning artwork and feature artists will be exhibited in Main Gallery
Categories: 5-10years, 11-17years, 18-25yrs, 26+
For further information and entry forms please contact the willow gallery.

Upcoming Main Gallery Exhibitions

Bead by Bead....
Monday 22nd October to Saturday 17th November
Preview Saturday 20th October 10am – 7pm
Special exhibition of innovative beaded jewellery by Brenda Day.
Featuring Fashion Artwork& Photography by local artists.
Look out for accompanying exhibition events.

Upcoming Dunbabin Gallery Exhibitions

Vidal & Vaughn Exhibition
Saturday 27th October –Saturday 1ST December
Unique exhibition of hand crafted furniture and furniture making tools

Willow Gallery Shop
Recently refurbished to create a spacious and bright space, the Willow Gallery Shop features a bespoke selection of beautiful gifts. From handmade pottery to handbags and jewellery, there is something for everyone. The shop is currently featuring handmade hearts and lavender cushions as well as stained glass ‘Tiffany-style’ lamps. With our selection of pens, brass belt buckles and beauty treats, you can find a gift for every occasion.

Willow Gallery Winter Craft Fair
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th of October

Willow Gallery News

We welcome Second Home to the Willow’s artisan shops. Second Home features stunning bespoke antique and vintage furniture. Open from 10-4 Monday-Saturday.


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John W

Member since: 10th July 2012

A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)

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