This autumn, Ludlow Farm (former Ludlow Food Centre) plays host to a unique pop-up art gallery. ‘The Artists’ Gallery’ will be housed in the ex ‘Isla Bikes’ showroom and will open on Saturday the 5th of October until the end of December.
As the name suggests the gallery will be managed and run by the artists themselves, giving buyers the exciting opportunity to meet and buy directly from the makers. The concept of the gallery was the brainchild of local wildlife artist Shelly Perkins, who sought to find a group of fellow creatives to join her in this exclusive opportunity to exhibit at this artisan retail site. The group now comprises a range of artists and crafts people working to the highest level in their chosen field, representing mediums including wood turning, print making, painting, sculpture and ceramics.
Priscilla Hann has been working as a bronze sculptor for nearly 50 years, her intricate pieces capture the essence of her subjects which range from race horses to dung beetles.
Danielle Flowers handcrafts contemporary turned home décor and accessories, utilizing native timber sustainably felled from the Shropshire landscape.
Megan Evans creates ‘rubbish’ art (literally!) by collecting litter from the natural landscape and using it to create her collagraph prints, adding delicate hand painted details.
Jan Jay is a textile designer creating hand printed textiles for soft furnishings as well as framed prints inspired by nature and rural Britain.
Pip Jones enjoys working in watercolour and mixed media. Her paintings are a celebration of the landscape – the light, the weather, the seasons, time of day, her feelings and mood.
Sarah Billingham creates wheel thrown pots using white earthenware clay, decorated using various techniques including painting, sponging and sgraffito.
Wood turner Kim Davis creates vessels and objects that have the clean, calm lines of a timeless form, inspired by the intrinsic beauty of wood.
Shelly Perkins’ digital prints showcase wildlife from both rural Britain and beyond, celebrating her love of all things nature and travel and translating that into rich and vibrant works of art.
The gallery is also being opened to other artists and crafts people on selected Open Art Days. This will be a fantastic opportunity for people to visit The Artists’ Gallery and do a little bit of Christmas shopping whilst experiencing what the rest of the site has to offer at Ludlow Farm, from The food centre itself our great neighbours at The Plant Centre and then Ludlow Kitchen and The Clive serving delicious food all day.