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Art for the Griffin

Art wanted at The Griffin in Oswestry!

Art wanted at The Griffin in Oswestry!

I’ve just had an email from Geoff Armitage saying that the works to the Dining Room of The Griffin Inn in Oswestry are complete.

Barry Edwards, who manages the music and art at The Griffin, has asked if there are any Inside Out artists interested in exhibiting in the Dining Room during February.

Anyone interested in taking up Barry’s offer, please get in touch as soon as possible. I can pass Barry’s email address on to you and you can talk to him directly.


Decasia – Bill Morrison with live soundtrack by Barry Edwards; Llanymynech Limeworks. Photo by FJ Evans.

Here’s a shot of the screening of Bill Morrison’s film Decasia in the Hoffman lime kiln at Llanymynech. Kinokulture had built a custom-made screen to fit under the arch of the kiln ceiling. It’s a great idea – exactly the sort of thing that can really be used to bring the space alive for illuminations and projections.

The screening was really atmospheric, particularly with Barry Edwards performing a live soundtrack to the screening. Really nice to see the limeworks being used for yet another art event.

Anyone got ideas for next year?

Oswestry Heritage Day – new art opportunities!

366 teeshirts installation at Hermon Chapel, Oswestry. The next exhibition here could be yours!

So many art-related things happening in Oswestry it’s hard to keep track. And now, even more art opportunities!

Spent this morning and afternoon going around Oswestry to some of the Heritage Open Day venues.

Has anyone else ever been in the Hermon Chapel up by the Castlefields carpark? It’s a fantastic old nineteenth-century chapel, full of unusual architecture. Neil Phillips was exhibiting all the tee-shirts (so far) from his 366 Teeshirts Project. The organisers of the Chapel are keen to have the placed used as an arts venue. They would be interested to hear from anyone interested in using the space for an exhibition – whether 2D, 3D, installation or performance. You can get in touch with them via the Oswestry Museum – or us here on the blog.

There’s also a great opportunity coming in November at Underhill Farm in Llanymynech. Three years ago, Underhill Farm hosted an art exhibition weekend which attracted hundreds of visitors and – perhaps more importantly – sold loads of work. This year, the Farm is hosting another exhibition over two weekends in November: Nov. 17-18 and Nov. 24-25. The farm has several indoor spaces that can be used, and a lot of outdoor space as well. Steve and Irene are also inviting artists to hold “taster” workshops and classes in the week between the two weekends. They’ve had lots of success at the Farm with their workshops – there were spinning, pottery and woodworking demonstrations there today. Later this month, there’ll be a meeting at the Farm for anyone interested in the exhibition event to discuss details, etc. Drop us a line here at the blog if you’d like to know more and we can pass on contact info for the Farm.

Finally, just a note to congratulate Kinokulture and Barry Edwards [The Griffon, Albion Hill, Oswestry] for their atmospheric showing of Bill Morrison’s film “Decasia” in the Llanymynech Limekiln (the venue where we put on Freja’s “Limelight” installation last year). Oswestry musician Barry Edwards performed an astonishing live soundtrack to the film screening – really great to see other artists thinking of innovative ways to use the Limekilns.

So, tons happening in Oswestry this weekend – and tons of new opportunities for all of us as well. Let’s make the most of them!

I’ll Drink To That!

Art and beer at the Griffin Inn, Oswestry.

From this week’s Oswestry advertiser:

Local artists are being sought for a new Oswestry exhibition based in the town’s Griffin Inn. Barry Edwards, the man behind the weekly “Jazzwestry” events held at the Albion Hill pub is looking to feature one artist every month in the dining area of the historic building. Details of the first exhibition will be released shortly.

To get involved, contact Barry by calling 07445 449178.

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