The Gallery prides itself on the ever changing artworks and introduction of new artists that provides such variety and colour for its customers and visitors.
This week sees The Gallery presenting new larger works by regular artists Caroline Hall, Di Shorleson, Sam Fenner and Vicky Bayliss.
The Gallery also has the pleasure of introducing new artists such as Dorothy Lawson, Mandy Clifford, Richard Timney and Shirley Talboys.
These are in additions to the regular foundation of popular artists including Bic Beaumont, Cherrie Mansfield, Chris Greening, Jo Morris, Katie Harrison, Kirstie Trobe, Sarah Greening, Rich Evans and of course our artist-in-residence Jilly Oxlade-Arnott.
Our Queen Elizabeth II commemorative window has now been replaced with a beautiful array of colour with a large piece by artist Caroline Hall, which includes the words of ‘The Wild Flower Song‘ by William Blake around the edge – stunning indeed.
The Galley has commissioned some unique “Cheeky Plums” by Artist Katy Harrison, each cheeky chap is different and incorporates an actual Pershore Plum Tree Twig!! How cool are they…
The Gallery has also commissioned a number of Yellow Eggs Plums, Purple Plums, Victoria Plums and Greengages by Artist Shirley Tallboys, especially for the Pershore Plum Festival, only available at The Gallery – these hand made one off pieces are incredibly beautiful and tactile.
The Gallery helps to support the Pershore Plum Festival by providing special merchandise for the Pershore Plum Festival Merchandise Stalls and will remain open throughout the Festival Weekend too.
The Gallery opening times this weekend are:
Friday 26th 10:00am till 6:00pm
Saturday 27th 10:00am till 6:00pm
Sunday 28th 11:00am till 4:00pm
Monday 29th 11:00am till 4:00pm
The Gallerys resident artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott has created some new artwork stock which she is very please to offer to the Plum Festival to promote at their Merchandise Stalls throughout the Festival period.
New for this year is The Pershore Collection Tea Towel (£16 each), Pershore Mug (£12.50 each) and Pershore Cushion (£30 each) all available from the Plum Festival Merchandise Stalls and The Gallery only.
We also have a special Pershore Plum Festival Card Pack for just £10, which includes 5 unique cards by Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, available as individual cards for £2.50 each or as the Plum Pack for £10 from the Plum Festival Merchandise Stall and The Gallery only.
For more information on the Pershore Plum Festival please visit:
Complements to all those who submitted work to The Gallery Sponsored Art Classes at this years Worcester Show – a good turn out as I understand. The judges reviewed all the entries and selected their favourites on Saturday 13th August in readiness for the Show opening on Sunday morning.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners, who we hope to meet in person at The Gallery in the near future.
Marta Turek – 1st Prize Winner of Class 801 Oils
Judges Comments: Well thought out portrait and design. Good handling of the media used and colours.
Andrea Crane – 1st Prize Winner of Class 803 Mixed Media
Judges Comments: Like your use of fabric and stitch to create a ‘painting’ well done. If you try using paint or inks as well as fabric and stitching the effect is even better, Do try it, Very Creative.
Elisa Wallace – 1st Prize Winner Class 804 Pastel, Pencil or Charcoal
Judges Comments: Great dynamic image, takes you straight to the eyes that you have captured well. Lovely use of your medium throughout.
Mark Harris – 1st Prize Winner Class 805 Sculpture
Judges Comments: Excellent use of materials, the mosaic reflecting the scales of the fish and movement of the water. Really good use of the 3D effect of the fish on the 2D background.
Sofia Lopez – 1st Prize Winner Class 808 Under 18’s
Judges Comments: Well drawn, well observed and so encouraging to see such skilful use of your medium at such a young age. I like to see good drawing skills as well as creative design being taught.
The Gallery is very pleased to support The Worcester Show this year by sponsoring five separate classes each with a 1st Prize of £30 to use in the Gallery. All the competition classes are within Section 8 – Art and entries will be staged and judged on Saturday 13th August (day before the actual Public Show)
The Gallery is keen to continue its support of local artists and creators and wishes all entries the best of luck!
The Gallery has the pleasure to announce its July Meet the Artist Evening
Meet the Artist Evening with Watercolour Artist and Art Tutor Kirstie Trobe, on Friday 29th July from 5pm till 8pm at The Gallery, High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU.
Meet the Artist – Kirstie Trobe
Kirstie is a Worcestershire based fine artist and art tutor, producing not just beautiful original artwork and undertaking private commissions, but classes and workshops too.
She has works represented at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and has been selected twice as a finalist in the Broadway Arts Festival, as well as a very popular feature in the annual Worcestershire Open Studios Event (20th – 29th August 2022).
“I work primarily in watercolour, mainly from photographs (animals and children make poor sitters), and occasionally in pastel. However, underlying any work is the basic fundamental, drawing. It’s something that should be practised regularly so I feel very privileged to be able to transfer this skill from my drawing demonstrations in my art classes to a finished painting.” – Kirstie Trobe
The Gallery is pleased to announce that it’ll be open on Sunday 12th June from 11am till 4pm in support of the 2022 Pershore Open Gardens. This is in addition to its normal Saturday 10am till 6pm hours.
The Gallery wishes to offer visitors to Pershore the opportunity to pop into the art gallery on the High Street during this beautiful and colourful event. Pershore is blessed with a number of great annual events and being part of the National Open Garden Scheme is just one of them.
Most years about twenty gardens open in Pershore. This small town has been opening gardens as part of the NGS for 50 years, almost continuously. In those days the open gardens were in the Georgian heart of the town but now, gardens open from all over the town. Some gardens are surprisingly large, well over an acre, while others are courtyard gardens. All have their individual appeal and present great variety. The wealth of pubs, restaurants and cafes offer ample opportunities for refreshment while the Abbey and the River Avon are some of the many points of interest in this market town. Tickets, which take the form of a map and garden descriptions, are valid for both days. They can be purchased a week before the event at ‘Blue’ in Broad Street or at the Town Hall. On the weekend they can be bought at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in the High Street and any open garden.
Gardens are open all over the town including Bridge street B4084, Broad Street, Newlands, Defford Road, Station road, Cherry Orchard, Priest Lane & Hunter Rise (off Three Springs Road).
The Gallery has managed to squeeze in some of our largest work so far, in our petit space we have three 38 inch by 29 inch works by Photographic artist Peter Lovelock. All beautifully presented images of salt crystal landscapes.
A new Cow and Sheep by artist Katy Harrison arrived with us in the morning and both were SOLD within a matter of hours. Just shows you have to be quick these days! We have also managed to get hold of another of Katy’s Zebra, which we know won’t last long either.
Katy has also specially designed and created some Ceramic Sunflowers Hangers, with all proceeds going straight to DEC Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal (with a starting donation suggestion of £10).
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The Gallery at 51 High Street is open from 10am till 6pm Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday by appointment. We are also open on reduced hours of 11am till 4pm on bank holidays. If you wish to contact us outside of this time please do no hesitate to call us on 07713 055 999
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Chris from The Gallery had the pleasure of undertaking a private home visit this morning to present and discuss the works of The Gallery’s guest artist Bryan B Kelly. Chris assisted the Croome based couple on which works were best suited for the chosen room, where and how they could be located to produce the greatest effect and impact while being sympathetic to the furniture and seasonal changes of the room. The works now reside in a beautifully presented home, with pride of place in the main living area.
Bryan B Kelly’s Yellow Door, Green Door and Red Door all now SOLD
Private Home Visits are available from The Gallery by appointment only, please contact Chris on 07713 055 999 to discuss your particular requirements.