About Us

About The Willow Gallery


gallery-exterior1italian-connection-exhibitionThe Willow Gallery, Oswestry, is a contemporary art space dedicated to displaying works from both local and international artists. A hub for creativity the Willow is Community Interest not-for-profit gallery, converted from a disused car showroom. We frequently hold workshops, talks, live music, events and exhibitions, bringing together creative individuals from the local community and beyond. We aim to provide a platform for artists and craft people to promote themselves and their work. Hosting both a craft shop and a cafe, the space provides a family friendly atmosphere where you can relax, chat,work and enjoy the art on display.

 

Does the Gallery Host Art Workshops?

The gallery regularly holds classes and workshops from in house tutors and guest teachers covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. Past workshops have included life class, sculpting, painting, felt making, photography, jewellery making, willow weaving & chocolate making.

 

How can I book a place on an event or workshop?

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You can book online via this webpage by clicking on the ‘Book Your Place Now’ text. Alternatively, you can contact the gallery by email, phone and by booking in person.

 

Car Park

Our car park is located off Willow Street as you approach the gallery and is available for customers to use during opening hours.

 

Willow Eatery

lindsay-eateryOpen 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for homemade lunches, cakes & a selection of drinks.

The Willow Eatery is a licensed cafe within the Willow Gallery and has the perfect atmosphere to relax in. It is run independently by Lindsay Chaplin of Lindsay’s Cakery, Willow Eatery serves a delicious selection of cakes baked in-house, freshly prepared lunches and savoury snacks  (A wide selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options are available). Drinks on offer include loose leaf teas, milkshakes and delicious coffee made only using organic milk. Quality ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

 

Exhibiting at The Willow Gallery

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Please forward an artist CV and portfolio to the gallery email with an exhibition proposal.
The gallery has a number of feature walls available for rental on a monthly basis. Please contact the gallery for availability.

 

Can I run my own event or workshop at the gallery?

Please complete and return this form by email (to: [email protected]) with full details of the event or workshop you wish to run. Please be as detailed as possible and provide at least one image, because we will use this information to promote your event via our webpage.

 

Can the gallery be hired for meetings?

Yes. Please visit the Venue-hire page for further information.

 

Paying by Cheque

All cheques are to made payable to: willowoswestryCIC

 

Mailing List

If you would like to keep up to date with the galleries upcoming exhibitions and workshops please email a request to be added to the mailing list.

 

Collaboration with Charities and Education Institutes

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Please contact the gallery if you are a charity and wish to work with the gallery. The gallery is proud to have supported the following organisations: Derwen College, Project Group Oswestry, Rotary Club Oswestry, ECTARC Llangollen, RSPCA Stapeley Grange, Severn Hospice.

 

Volunteering at the Gallery

The gallery is mainly staffed by a team of volunteers. Please send a CV and a forward letter to the Gallery Manager if you wish to contribute your time. The gallery provides work experience placements for school students, University students and foreign exchange students. Please contact the gallery for more information.