Shevington Library

Address

Gathurst Lane
Shevington
Wigan
WN6 8HA

Contact us

Opening hours
DayOpening times
Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday Closed

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • 7 public computers
  • Free parking in village
  • Located in village centre
  • Bus stop opposite
  • Separate children’s section
  • Community meeting room (available for hire)
  • Good Work Good Health accreditation

Village Art Gallery

Shevington now has Village Art Gallery, a purpose-built space to exhibit art. Village Art Gallery is for professional and amateur artists and community groups. Preference is given to artists or groups who live and/or work in the borough of Wigan. While Village Art Gallery is suitable for wall-based works small installations and sculpture collections will also be considered.

Gallery opening times

The Gallery’s opening hours match those of Shevington Library.

Booking the Gallery

  • There is no formal application process.
  • Initially there will be no charge for artist to exhibit in the Gallery, subject to review.
  • All work can be offered for sale. The library takes a 20% commission on all sales so please take this into account when pricing your work.
  • The gallery does not set a minimum/maximum amount of work that can be exhibited.

Exhibitions - January 2020

  • Thursday 2nd January – Friday 31st November 2020
  • Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9am - 2pm; Thursday and Friday from 12pm - 5pm).
  • Throughout January 2020 the gallery will host two exhibitions. Sophie Elsden will display her work on our walls and Angela Wane's exhibition will be housed in our cabinets.

Sophie ElsdenSophie Elsden

Sophie Elsden is currently studying Fine Art and Art History on a full-time course at University; she has been passionate about art and making from a young age. Sophie has always disliked labels and feels they restrict her work, so she doesn’t identify with a specific style of art. She focusses on emotions and getting her thoughts onto the page through gesture, capturing movement and most importantly energy.

Her starting point for a piece of work is often a piece of recycled wood, plastic or fabric which then becomes her background. She builds layers of history from that material, how she found it and where it may have been from. Visually, she uses colour to create layers and bring elements forward and works on the composition she feels best portrays her thoughts. She is highly influenced by nature and human body and uses music to help her channel her emotions and transfer them easily onto material.

Angela WaneAngela Wane

"Following early retirement, I needed something to do whilst at home. My mum taught me to knit as a child and I have knitted on and off ever since. Most of my knitting has been for charities like, ‘The Big Knit for Age UK’, ‘Twiddlemuffs’ for people living with dementia, blankets and hats for the homeless but I wanted a new challenge.

My great auntie Bertha introduced me to crochet but other than a place mat I never managed to get the hang of it unless she was sat next to me so 35 years later, I decided to give crochet another go. I followed some YouTube videos, joined a local group and 5 years on I'm hooked. I’ve found crochet to be so therapeutic.

I joined a Charity 3 years ago called ‘Octopus for a Preemie UK’ (OFAPUK) crocheting octopals and in the last 2 years became a volunteer coordinator for 4 hospitals, distributing octopals for the premature babies. By selling my craft items it allows me to continue funding work like the above causes.

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