Maggie Allmark is an arts practitioner with many years of experience. She holds a degree in ceramics and a post graduate Art Teachers certificate, and she taught Art and Design at secondary level for 15 years. More recently Maggie has been delivering creative workshops to many schools and communities in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire and the Midlands.
She has been involved in community arts projects working with partner organisations such as Shropshire Council, English Heritage, The Crafts Council, and The Hive, Shrewsbury. Maggie also delivered a very successful Young Curators project for Shrewsbury Museum and Art gallery for 12 years. Her own work is textile based, and she has exhibited in many galleries across the country. At the Artshack Maggie can teach a range of creative skills including textiles, machine embroidery, ceramics, painting and drawing, design and printmaking.
Dr. Jack Roberts
Dr. Jack Roberts is an artist and arts professional whose artistic practice is textile focused. He holds a degree in Fine Art, a Masters in Arts and Museum Management and a PhD in the economics of contemporary art.
As an artist and arts educator Jack has been involved in community arts projects working with partner organisations such as Shropshire Council, The National Trust, The Hive Shrewsbury as well as regional and national Museums. At the Art Shack Jack runs workshops on embroidery, pattern cutting, painting, sculpture and design.
Organizations Jack and Maggie have worked with:
The Wildlife Trust
Frank Cohen Collection
West Midlands Arts
The Big Lottery fund
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The Red Cross
The Home Office
Arts and Humanities Research council
Ministry of Defence
The Hive, Shrewsbury
Pentabus Theatre Company
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Eric Robinson’s Artbox
South Staffordshire Housing association
Telford and Wrekin Council
Churches Conservation Trust
Museum on the Move
Trinity College London
BBC Get Creative
Salford City Council
Community Covenant Fund
The Evolution Centre
Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery
Visual Arts Network
Shrewsbury Open Studios
Sam Johnson Squire
Illustrator, photographer, editor with a degree in graphic design and illustration from the University of De Montfort, he works in multiple techniques including printmaking, lino cuts, stencils, line drawing, and animation. Samuel is inspired by his world travels and documents his adventures in photography, detailed drawings, and prints. He has worked on design and video projects for Network Rail, MIND, Majestic Films, Young Curators and CAST performing arts.
Nada is a fine artist whose abstract painting are formed using mark making, printing and stencilling to explore how lines, shapes and space interact. She then expands those elements into a dialogue that encompasses the canvas as a whole. She has a B.A. Hons degree in Fine Art from Falmouth University. Her skills include painting, drawing, collage, and mixed media work.
Nada was runner up in 2012 Saatchi Art competition and recently exhibited in the 2018 Oriel Davies Newtown. Judged by Sacha Craddock, writer and curator; Jane Simpson, artist and Director Galerie Simpson; Matthew Collings, Artist, Writer, critic and broadcaster; Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies and Alex Boyd Jones Curator, Oriel Davies.
Sold work to collectors in America and Italy and continues to sell work Nationally and locally
Carl Sharratt ( BAhons, ATD, DIPSE )has spent all working life in Art education. Recently retired.
Worked in Wolverhampton, Sandwell – including advisory work- and finally at Thomas Telford School as Head of Art. Although an all-rounder, his favourite areas are drawing, printmaking and ceramics.
Adam Gruning is a multidisciplinary artist interested in photography, film, printmaking and design. Holding a degree in fine art and a masters in global media and culture, he predominantly works as a photographer, film maker and designer as well as undertaking teaching and lecturing roles at colleges and universities. As an artist, Adam has exhibited nationally and internationally, working with New Art Gallery Walsall, The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham Castle and more.
Audrey Whyle is an amateur artist that has picked up her brushes again after time out raising a family. She studied fine art and art history whilst at college.
She has worked in education for 28 years as a laboratory technician, where she has also been responsible for Health and Safety. Audrey is therefore our Health and Safety co-ordinator here at Artshack.
Paul Hutchinson owns Virtual Shropshire and is Artshack’s technical partner, providing support for the website, online promotion and video services. In addition he is a CAA Qualified commercial drone operator.