Shop Art windows : an art exhibition open all hours

Shop windows in Harleston are getting an artistic makeover in time for the last few days of summer, with the help of some local artists. For two weeks (22nd August to 7th September 2009) participating shops are joining together to host a unique art exhibition, one that’s free and open all hours; it’s Shop Art


A multiple-choice quiz (available from the Harleston Gallery and the participating shops) will guide you on a walking tour of the art on show around town, and will test your powers of observation, or window shopping! – it’s a fun, end of the summer hoildays activity for children and families. The most eagle-eyed window shopper will have the opportunity to win a gift voucher to spend in the Harleston Gallery.

Artwork by Nick Holmes, in the window of Denny’s Hardware

The participating artists and shops in Shop Art are: David Page (Browne and Son, butchers), Parr and Lyne (Thompson’s Opticians), Val Lindsell (Jenvey Womenswear), Bazil Leith (No.18 Vintage Clothing, Close Essentials), Jane German (The Salad Bowl), Dee Nickerson (Home Comforts), Jazz Green (Polly Pringle), Nick Holmes (Denny’s Hardware), Geoffrey Flatt (Pen & Paper), David Rock (Card & Party Shop, Jackaman, Smith & Mulley – solicitors, Sindall’s furniture), Gill Levin (Bonita, Macallan Hairdressers), Ian Scott (No.5 The Cafe), Christina Greathead (Harleston Gallery), Frank Beanland (Adnams Shop), Dinny Turner (All things greener), Nell Close (Clive Attwood Financial Services), Jayne Wurr (Rich Pickings), and Jane Callender (Polly’s Place).

Painting by David Page, at Browne & Son, the butchers

Artwork by Dinny Tuner, made of recycled materials, in All Things Greener

Fused glassworks by artists Parr & Lyne, in Thompson’s Opticians

In times of recession it’s vital that we support our local shops, and in Harleston you can, for a short time, view some fabulous art too.

Shop Art Harleston runs from 22nd August to 7th September 2009. Most artworks will be for sale; enquire within, or visit the nearby Harleston Gallery for more details.