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Gallery
The Hive has a gallery space at the heart of its venue, with comfortable seating so you can sit back, relax with a coffee and enjoy fantastic artwork.
Wellbeing Projects Showcase: The Visual Artworks
Hive Wellbeing Project Participants / 3rd December – 25th February 2022

To run alongside our annual Wellbeing Projects celebration event this exhibition showcases the exciting range of visual art made by The Hive project participants engaging in our creative programmes throughout 2021.

Dancing Together Apart
SID presents Ming De Nasty, 4th - 29th March 2022

Shropshire Inclusive Dance presents an exhibition of photographs by artist photographer Ming de Nasty, from when they captured dancers with disabilities participating in online dance classes during lockdown. These stunning images are set in the backdrop of their own home and form a powerful exhibition.

Wild Nocturnes: Stories from the Other World
by Joseph Coyle, 1st - 29th April 2022

Joseph Coyle presents stories from Shropshire and British folklore featuring work in a variety of media including painting, illustration, poetry, hand-crafted dolls and artefacts. Coyle uses stories of ancient giants, eerie faeries. cunning folk, forgotten gods and nature spirits to express his experiences with Autism and mental illness. He shares the heritage of metaphor and myth-making that allows us to view the world through a spectrum of shared imagination. 

Almost Happy
by Grace Curry, 6th - 30th May 2022

A mix of finished painting and ceramic pieces together with work-in- progress that reflect the fleeting nature of happiness and ‘feeling normal’ from an unusual young West Midlands artist who suffered a severe brain injury several years ago. Her powerful large-scale paintings and colourful self-portraits express an anarchic, sometimes dark, or humorous vision to surprise the viewer, and reflect on her experiences to critique the authority of the Mental Capacity Act.

#SoftLads
by Oliver Bliss, 3rd – 30th June 2022

The series of portrait tapestries explore notions of masculinity, focused on male tattoo, and facial and body art from Instagram as a starting point. The pieces explore how and why we generate images of ourselves and promote ourselves on social media, aiming to celebrate and question how online sub-cultures have developed through hashtags to create global communities. Why do we seek validation from each other? Why are we democratically selecting new heroes through likes and heart emojis? How will we all be viewed in history? What will our ancestors say about how spent our time scrolling through our phones, clicking on these images?

All welcome to the Launch Night Private View on Friday 3rd June 2022 @6pm. No booking necessary.

The Weather Report
by Jill Impey, 8th July – 2nd August 2022

For this exhibition, artist Jill Impey curates a creative space in which to show the film she completed in 2021 – a powerful and moving record of the thoughts and voices of women from coastal, immigrant and creative communities (in England in 2021 and New Zealand in 2019). Impey made the recordings after small group local workshops, and the participants engaged with the artist’s creative processes that facilitated reflection on their relationships with heritage. They explored feelings about the weather, the sea, immigration, colonisation, notions of connection and
what it means to be a good ancestor. The Weather Report, exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to take inspiration from the film and engage with the artist’s creative process, of gathering and sharing wisdom and understanding, through a range of materials including postcard making, and finding new ways of connecting.

All welcome to the Launch Night Private View on Friday 8th July 2022@6pm. No booking necessary.

Interested in exhibiting in our gallery space?

Our gallery is a versatile space for exhibiting various types of work, including canvas, framed art, sculpture and digital artwork on a monitor. Drop us a line in the form to enquire about hiring our gallery space for an exhibition.

Alternatively call us on: 01743 234970