Foxlowe Galleries and Exhibitions
The Foxlowe Arts Centre has three exhibition spaces, the Gallery on the first floor, Cafe gallery in the Drawing Room cafe and spaces in the buildings ground floor hallways.
The Gallery open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pmcurrent exhibition
Hosting around 6-8 exhibitions a year, usually running for 6 weeks The Gallery is always worth visiting. The Gallery is completely staffed by volunteer stewards.
Drawing Room Gallery open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pmCurrent Exhibition
The Cafe Gallery holds a variety of smaller exhibitions of local artists along the cafe walls.
Hallway Gallery open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The exhibitions in the Hallway’s of the Foxlowe are often displays of local school artwork featuring a topic or theme, the relationships with the schools is looked after by volunteers from the Foxlowe Arts Centre.
'Discoveries' at the Foxlowe Gallery | Saturday 21st August - Friday 1st October
The Foxlowe is pleased to announce that the August/September exhibition in the upstairs gallery is from the Midlands Textile Forum, starting on Saturday, 21st August.
“We are a group of artists who predominantly use textiles and/or mixed media in their practice. We live and work in central England. Our aim is to develop our individual practice, and support and encourage textile based activity in the region, primarily through exhibitions.
The exhibition Discoveries is about our creative journey as textile artists. The starting places are many and various and the results may not be what we expected or anticipated. Some will use the theme to produce a body of work based on ‘discoverers’, whether scientists, writers, explorers, or on events or places. Others will explore their ideas through internal thoughts, feelings and reflections. By research, chance find or personal search we also aim to discover and explore new techniques and find new ways to work. Join us on this voyage of exploration and see what we’ve discovered.”
The following are the dates and artists for Meet the Artist sessions:
21st August- Sylvie Millen and Jane Arthur
11th September- Judith Rowley and Ann Paterson
18th September- Claire Cooper-Walsh
25th September- Janet Gilbert
The Gallery opens on Saturday 21st August from 10am to 4pm. From then, opening will be Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, and the first Sunday in the month until 1st October 2021.
Carole Cluer, the Drawing Room Gallery | Sat 11 Sept to Sat 6 Nov 2021
“Graphite Drawings by Carole Cluer”
Welcome to Foxlowe Art Centre’s Drawing Room’s third exhibition of 2021.
Carole Cluer is an artist based in a village in Staffordshire
Primarily working in graphite pencil she hopes that her realistic drawings will encourage the viewer to consider life from a different point of view. She enjoys creating different series of work that will focus on a subject that is always close to her heart.
Social Life Series
Whilst on holiday in Spain Carole noticed three women paddling, fully made up and wearing glamorous jewellery, they were holding hands and laughing.
No waiting to fit into a size 10 before venturing on to the beach for them, they were busy loving life. She began to notice the lack of phones and gadgets, and the predominance of fun.
This light hearted series considers how life is in danger of being lived through social media and highlights how a full life goes on beyond selfies, hashtags and likes.
Because we are all beach ready…
The Kintsugi Series
An ongoing series focussing on portraits of people who have physical scars. However it is not the scars that are of primary importance rather the sitter’s relationship with them and the events surrounding them.
The work is a celebration of the passge of life and the traces it leaves behind on us all and how our imperfections can lead to a new, more authentic and substantive beauty.
The Kintsugi series invites the viewer to look within their own life to consider their own physical and emotional scars, to reevaluate their own self-image and to recognise a connection with others.