Setting off in a downpour for our summer galleries day trip made us glad we weren’t heading for the coast this year. Both cities’ galleries were new for most if not all of the group, and both were simply a treat.

A flavour of our day, with thanks to Mike White for his great photo record

Wolverhampton Art Gallery had 4 galleries plus their vast staircase given over to long-term displays from their own collections, but on top of that there were 5 temporary exhibitions, including two from The Ashmolean. From their website, we expected all this to be good, but expectations were exceeded all round. Then just to pack in a bit more, after lunch we went on in bright sunshine to Worcester Art Gallery, to see ‘The Young Turner’, and as much of their permanent collection as we could take in with limited time.

Voted an all-round successful trip! Thank you Jennifer and Jillian Wallace for all your hard work in organising the day!

Brecon, what a glorious new Paintaway location we enjoyed!

May 28, 2019

On Monday 20th May more than 30 members made their way independently to the Castle of Brecon Hotel for our annual four-night painting holiday. The welcoming hotel proved an excellent base for exploration of this very attractive area. With the Brecon Beacons dominating the view from the hotel and the many attractive small towns and […]

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Our Annual Gallery Weekend 2019: Bristol and so much more!

April 2, 2019

With the weather seemingly set fair for the whole weekend, some 35 members and friends boarded the Longmynd coach for our Annual Gallery Weekend, to be based this year in the very comfortable and centrally situated Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol. Much of Friday was spent in Gloucester, exploring the restored area around The […]

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Birmingham in January, a success!

February 19, 2019

On Saturday 19th January around 35 of us visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to view temporary exhibitions which had been well reviewed as well as the permanent collections. ‘Women Power Protest’ marked 100 years since the first women were given the vote in this country, showing a […]

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It’s official! The search is over! (and other AGM news)

November 16, 2018

Congratulations to Barry Lowe, our new Chair, who was unanimously elected on Thursday evening at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society. Barry is looking forward to help steer the Society to a bright future whilst acknowledging the very large boots he has to fill in succeeding Wilf Langford. (This is a slight exaggeration […]

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Our radio stars! Wilf and Alan talk SAS on BBC Radio Shropshire

November 6, 2018

We were delighted to be invited by BBC Radio Shropshire to join the Seven O’Clock Show on Friday 2nd November 2018 to talk about the Shropshire Art Society! The programme (that focuses on arts and culture) found our website and wanted to know more. Wilf (our President) and Alan (our organiser of classes, workshops and […]

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Our Inspirational Gallery Day Trip to Manchester, 2018

October 23, 2018

Our latest Gallery Day Trip by coach was to Manchester on Saturday 20th October. Thank you to Jennifer and Jillian Wallace for their hard work in organising the trip for us. Here’s a short report from them, and some pictures, to give you a flavour of the day, thanks to Jennifer, Anne Linton, Michael White […]

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Autumn Exhibition 2018 – and our winner is…

October 8, 2018

Over 90 framed works by Shropshire Art Society members are still on show at our Autumn Exhibition in the Bear Steps Gallery until 2.30pm on Saturday 13th October. The Exhibition Social was held on Saturday 6th October and a good many members and guests were there to see our President, Wilf Langford announce the winner […]

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Summer Social 2018, a great success! Thank you Ben Osborne.

September 3, 2018

Nearly 70 members and friends enjoyed an excellent Summer Social at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace on the evening of the 31st August 2018. We were delighted to have as our speaker for the evening, the distinguished locally based wildlife photographer, Ben Osborne. He gave a fascinating account of how his career had developed […]

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Aberystwyth Gallery Trip – great art and gorgeous sunshine!

July 16, 2018

42 of us went to Aberystwyth on 14th July, stopping on our journey across Wales in Newtown, to see the Oriel Davies Open 2018 exhibition – and for refreshments. This was a first visit for many people to a small but prize-winning gallery, showing us a real mixture of contemporary art. The National Library of […]

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