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  1. 13th March - 9th April, 2016 - 'The Canal Art Exhibition' 

    With artists coming from all over the UK it is the largest Canal Art Exhibition in the country.  With the Guild of Waterway Artists giving a good show this year.  The artworks are a Traditional and Contemporary Eclectic collection of all-sorts.  To include many Original Drawings, Paintings, Linocuts, photography and much more from artists coming from all backgrounds of the art establishments.  

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    There are some fine examples of canal and waterway scenes, which come to life in this exhibition.  The are representations of the historic boats, wildlife, landscapes which are just a few to mention.  The exhibition has had some good responses from the public with paintings being sold, comments coming in of their visitors, we hope you can find time to visit it.  It runs till the 9th of April, closing at 5pm on that date.


    See our facebook page 'Guild of Waterway Artists' for daily updates.  Our next Exhibition will be the 'Annual Summer Exhibition' 25th & 26th June at Braunston where you can meet the Guild of Waterway Artists, chat and share information, ask questions and find out more about us.


  2. We have three new members who have been accepted into the Guild of Waterway Artists; they are Jan Vallance, Paul O'Leary and Ken Wood.  We look forward to seeing more of their work alongside enjoying their presence at some of our exhibitions.  


    Ken Wood is a Black Country Artist who produces an array of images, giving a good representation of industrial life of by-gone eras.  A well established artist for more information you can visit his website for more images at : 

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    Jan Vallance is an avid painter of canal scenes, be it boats, wildlife or people.  You can see updates of our artists works on our facebook page which changes regularly.  For more information and images about Jan you can visit her website at :

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    Paul O'Leary who adds humour and emotion into his work, by creating a visual narrative for the viewer to explore.  Working with a printmakers back-ground; Paul uses enamels to bring a contemporary style to his paintings.  Paul  along with being an artist is an author of childrens books which takes the form of a fox who has many a tale to tell.  The books run alongside his drawings and sketches of life on the canals.  For more information about Paul along with his artworks and books visit his website :

    Our next Exhibition is at Audlem Mill in Shropshire at Easter 2016; we will post more information about the event over the next few weeks.

  3. An exceptional weekend on all counts, where you can see historic boats bringing the Black Country Museums boat yard to life. Overlooking the boat dock on the otherside is the 'old cafe' where the Guild of Waterway Artists are exhibiting Contemporary and Traditional Art. Over the next few weeks we will bring some of what may be seen at the Black Country. We hope to see you there, come and say hi.

    Join us at The Black Country Living Museum

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  4. Eric Gaskell has been busy making more canal based linocuts.
    They were at Audlem earlier in the Summer and at the moment 14 linocuts are at the Wallbridge Centre in Stroud, if you are close take a look. Next year he has an exhibition in Welshpool.
    This is one of his latest canal linocuts "which started out as a complicated colour job, and ended up far, far simpler “Ebley Mill”.
    You may also have noticed his work being used as the title sequence for the new BBC series “Canals - the making of a Nation”.