In 2010-11 we ran a large-scale gallery-based exhibition project taking inspiration from the Cambrian Railway in Oswestry. We called this project The Way.

We began in the autumn 2010 with sketching days in the Cambrian Railway yard in Oswestry and brainstorming sessions in Studio A1 in the Cambrian Studios Building. As the year progressed, we continued to share ideas and plans, collaborating and working together on several pieces. In July 2011 thirty Inside Out artists exhibited in: Studio A1, Oswestry Library, Oswestry Heritage Gallery, The Dunbabin Gallery at The Willow Gallery, and St. Oswald’s Church. It was the largest single exhibition event in Oswestry this year, and Inside Out’s largest exhibition event since our outdoor exhibition in Llanarmon D.C. in 2009.

Artists working in every media – traditional, non-traditional, 2/3D, sound, vision, installation, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration – took part in the project. The focus was on themes connected with the railway and its wider impact/importance – transport, travel, heritage, landscape, history, change, movement, etc. Work ranged from representational to abstract, across all points in between.

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