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Heritage Comics exhibition at Qube, Oswestry!

Fabulous exhibition at Qube of John Swogger’s heritage comics – they look great enlarged as well as great as postcards and you can choose a lovely badge with your choice of detail. I bought a lovely one with a super drawing of a man taking a photo with his camera.


Heritage Comic exhibition at Qube!

There’s still time to see the Heritage Comic exhibition at Qube! 
Over the past 12 months, local Archaeologist and Comics Illustrator John Swogger has been creating an innovative local comic strip looking at Oswestry’s rich an varied heritage. The series has been published each week in the Oswestry Advertizer and the comics are now on display at Qube until 14th May.
Saturday 5th May, 10am-12pm: Comics Workshop for Kids
Learn about the Romans, Normans and others who called Oswestry home then make a comic to tell their story or one about your own family history. £5.
Wednesdays 9th May, between 10am & 3pm: Drop-in Comic Surgery
Interested in getting your family history down on paper? John Swogger will be in the gallery to help you make illustrated stories about your own heritage. Bring along your own family story, or a story from Oswestry’s past that interests you.
Friday 11th May, 6pm-7pm: Evening reception
To mark the end of the exhibition, John Swogger will be giving a free talk in the gallery on the comic series. Refreshments available.

This should be great!

Willow Gallery Open April 2018

Twisted Willow!!!

Today Diana had a long chat with an interesting wood carver – Twisted Willow – who focuses mainly upon the theme of the Greenman, and has a large studiio in Undegun, Wrexham – red door.

(just next to Waterstones). He carves some really interesting items. Find him

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Woman to Woman



Celebrating the diverse range of art made by women in North Wales. Female artists were invited to produce art work, related t their own personal experience of bing a woman, or about women’s lives. The exhibitors include several established notable artists, and local up and coming artists. The work displayed is eclectic and promises an exciting thought-provoking exhibition.



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Amber says “Super pleased to have a photograph displayed on BBC Wales News!”

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Making a splash on Tuesday.

Here’s Amber Morris’ refreshing view of the AWESOME Swallow Falls at Betws-y-Coed, Conwy county.

The magic of wool! at Oswestry Library.

Claire final touchesClaire Ankers and Diana Baur had a wonderful morning arranging a display of one of Britain’s best natural fibres in Oswestry Library. Forget fossil fuel based clothes and choose natural materials that have stood the test of time. Wool is a winner in Winter! Wrap up warmly and head along to Oswestry Library to see all the lovely things Claire Ankers makes – covered soaps, hand knitted bags, skeins of beautiful wool – lots to see! And all 100% ecco friendly!


Painting with Words! Willow Gallery Oswestry – all welcome!

Painting with Words Invitation

Lovely Sketching Day at Chester Cathedral!

Neil, Josie,Geoff, (and thank you Geoff for some of these photographs) Joan, Jim, Des, John, Rob and Diana had a most enjoyable day at Chester Cathedral. We were sorry that Chrissie and Hilary could not make it. Sketching, some serious, and some less serious conversation plus wine, coffee, tea and lunch in the nearby wine bar were had by all. It was great to catch up with everyone. We all decided we must do this again sometime soon.

We all enjoyed Liz West’s Colour Reflection – an installation – she is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. (The installation is displayed until March – well worth seeing)

Joan showed us the tiny Cobweb picture of the virgin and child painted on the net of the day time moth yponomeuta evonymella – the painting is attributable to Johann Bergman and is reputed to be a copy of one by Lucas Cranach.Yponomeuta_evonymella_Dscn6955IMG_4573

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