Meet-the-Artist on Friday 18th November with Cherrie Mansfield

The Gallery is pleased to hold a Meet-the-Artist evening with The Gallery regular guest artist Cherrie Mansfield.

Cherrie and her work will be available from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday 18th November at The Gallery 51 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU.

“Stunning colours, simply bursting off the wall”

Cherrie Mansfield is a contemporary British artist who lives and works in Worcestershire. She creates bold, expressive artwork that catches the eye and fires the imagination. Cherrie’s largest artwork to date, Jackson, was one of the elephant sculptures in Worcester’s Big Parade art trail in 2021. Cherrie’s vibrant paintings are regularly exhibited at venues in the West Midlands and have been shown in St Ives and two London galleries.

She has been shortlisted in national competitions and is an ArtGemini Prize finalist

5:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday 18th November at The Gallery 51 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU.

Congratulations to the Art Class Winners!

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 sponsors five classes at this year’s Worcester Show

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!

For more information about the show and the competitions please visit the show web site at: https://www.worcestershow.org.uk/exhibitors/section-8-art/

Our very own Jilly Oxlade-Arnott will be presenting her work in the Market Stall area too, so please pop over to Pitchcroft, Worcester on Sunday 14th August

Meet The Artist Evening – Watercolour Artist, Kirstie Trobe

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

Friday 29th July 5pm till 8pm

The Gallery, High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU

For more information on her work please visit Kirstie Trobe Fine Art : http://www.kirstietrobefineart.com

The Gallery supports the 2022 Pershore Open Gardens

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.

Pershore Gardens

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).

Admission: Adult: £7.50, Child: Free

For more information please visit: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/11377

To book please use the links below:

For Saturday booking go to: https://bookings.ngs.org.uk/book/9b4b6b59-e92c-ec11-8101-00155d9dea00/

For Sunday booking go to: https://bookings.ngs.org.uk/book/f14b6b59-e92c-ec11-8101-00155d9dea00/

Studio Clearance – Red Dots Everywhere

Only a couple days into The Galleries Artist Studio Clearance and we have red dot sold markers everywhere! Studio Clearance works are flying off the walls, which is hardly a surprise with incredible value original acrylics normally £180 available for just £65, hand made ceramics tankard/jugs for £9 and even a large print that was £250 sold very quickly at just £50!!

When all the clearance items are sold the Gallery will start its new season with a range of new artists and lots of different and interesting work. It’s looking like the clearance will be over quite quickly at this rate, so it definitely worth popping in while you can.

Late Night Shopping Friday 17th

Jilly and Chris ask you to join them for late night shopping at THE GALLERY this Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm for mulled wine and prosecco.

Get inspiration with our unique jewellery, hand made glass platters, calendars, fine art prints, original works and much more.

You can even pre-order your pieces and collect them later!

The Gallery, 51 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU

Don’t forget to visit the Worcestershire Vale and Spa link below for what’s in our local area over the Christmas Period, such as Worcester Male Voice Choir at Pershore Abbey, Pershore Abbey Christmas Carols.

Great Milestones met today 150th Guest Work and 1000th Card sold !!

Since The Gallery opened nearly five months ago to the day, we have met a number of great milestones this morning.

Thanks to our incredible and talented guest artists from around the county The Gallery has sold its 150th guest artwork this morning!

We have also sold are 1000th greeting card today too! A mix of Jilly’s traditional architectural collection cards and her humorous seasonal creations. The Seasonal cards are proving extremely popular, so please pop in to see our selection.

Be curious this Christmas …..

Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa creates a wonderful shopping and activity guide for the festive period and its video campaign – goes live.

The Gallery is proud to be part of this campaign, having features in both the Shopping Directory and our evening events are first on the list in ‘things to do in Pershore this Christmas’.

Information below provided by Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa

9 THINGS TO DO IN PERSHORE THIS CHRISTMAS

Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa are delighted to let you know that their ‘Be curious this Christmas. Rediscover your high street’ shop local video campaign is now live.

Please follow the links below for more information:

New shopping directory

Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa just launched a revamped tourism website which now includes a shopping directory to help people browse what’s on offer in our towns. Follow the link below for more information:

Things to do blogs

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The Gallery starts its first series of Evening Events

The Gallery is pleased to commence its first series of events since opening earlier in the year.

The Gallery will be presenting regular events each month including Meet-The-Artist and its own Arts Awareness Programme


Meet-the-Artist Evenings

These fantastic evening events will be held from 6pm to 8.30pm, The Gallery will host an exhibition of the Artists work and the Artist will be available to talk to attendees about their new work, style and inspirations within a relaxed and sociable space.

The first Gallery Meet-the-Artist evening on Friday 26th November will host Pershore based acrylic artist Diane Shorleson.

Due to space restrictions, please call Chris on 07713 055 999 to reserve your place for this unique drinks reception with Di Shorleson.

At The Gallery, 51 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU from 6pm to 8.30pm Friday 26th November

An evening with Acrylic Artist Di Shorleson


Arts Awareness Programme

These evening events will also be held from 6pm to 8.30pm, The Gallery will introduce an arts related organisation, society or body from the world of art, performance, spoken word or poetry. These may include introductions and talks targeted towards artists instead of the general public, by art product or service providers such as giclée printers, framers or exhibition curators.

The first Arts Awareness Programme on Friday 3rd December will introduce the Pershore Arts Society with a mini exhibition of members work where visitors can find out more about the society and what they offer.

This is a free entry, casual, drop in event and can be attended by anyone who wishes to find out more about Pershore Arts

At The Gallery, 51 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1EU from 6pm to 8.30pm Friday 3rd December

Introducing ‘Pershore Arts

Please follow the links above to Pershore Arts

Christmas Gallery Events and Opening Times

The Gallery will be hosting a number of Late Night Events before Christmas (See posts for more details) and is open on Sundays throughout November and December.

Gallery Christmas Period Late Night Events: 6pm to 8.30pm

Due to limited space, The Gallery Late Night Events are best to be pre-reserved, if possible. Please call Chris on 07713 055 999 or pop into The Gallery on the High Street to register your interest

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

Friday 26th November – Meet the Artist Evening – presenting Pershore Acrylic Artist Di Shorleson

Friday 3rd December – The Galleries Arts Awareness Programme – introducing ‘Pershore Arts’

Friday 17th December – The Galleries Mulled Wine and Prosecco Evening

Thursday 23rd December – The Galleries Prosecco & Gift Shopping Evening  


Christmas Period Opening Times (Dec & Jan):

December 2021

Sunday 19th 11am – 4pm

Monday 20th 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 21st 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 22nd 10am – 6pm

Thursday 23rd 10am – 6pm*

*Late Night Event 6pm – 8.30pm

Friday 24th Christmas Eve 10am – 6pm

Saturday 25th Christmas Day Closed

Sunday 26th Boxing Day Closed

Monday 27th Bank Holiday Closed

Tuesday 28th Bank Holiday Closed

Wednesday 29th 10am – 6pm (Mulled Wine and Prosecco available to customers)

Thursday 30th 10am – 6pm (Mulled Wine and Prosecco available to customers)

Friday 31st 10am – 6pm (Mulled Wine and Prosecco available to customers)

January 2022

Saturday 1st New Years Day Closed

Sunday 2nd Closed

Monday 3rd Bank Holiday Closed

Tuesday 4th Closed

Wednesday 5th 10am – 6pm

Thereafter normal hours will resume (Mon & Tue: Closed, Wed to Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-4pm)