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Under threat Shire Hall still playing host to county town's finest artists

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

By Robin Scott

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STAFFORD'S Shire Hall Gallery, currently under threat of closure, continues to play host to some of the county town's finest artist, this month welcoming a painter whose very inspiration comes from the Staffordshire countryside.

Stafford-based Lisa Henderson's 'Staffordshire Landscapes' exhibition, on display until March 9, involves a wide range of collaged, recycled papers and papers prepared with colour and texture before her brush strokes do their work.

She also uses techniques more usually associated with printmaking such as wiping, scratching and cutting into the surface to hold the colour.

Councillor Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture with Staffordshire County Council said he was 'delighted' to be hosting an exhibition by such a talented local artist.

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"Lisa’s work incorporates an unusual range of techniques and materials and interprets the variety of the wonderful landscapes we have across Staffordshire.

“Lisa will be in the Gallery on Saturday January 18 between 11am and 2pm and I hope visitors will take the opportunity to come and meet her and take a look at her work.”

Lisa will also be running a practical workshop at the Shire Hall Gallery on Saturday February 1 between 10am and 4pm. To book a place call 01785 278345.

Local artists concerned about the potential closure of the Shire Hall have been protesting outside the gallery in recent weeks.

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