The Artworks

The Stained Glass Elephant

The Stained Glass Elephant

A painted stained glass window panel designed and led by Bishop’s Castle artist Helen Robinson as part of a community project sponsored by the Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival.  Members of the local community helped to paint the panels. The panel has been installed across a window in the Town Hall.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room
The Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room sculptural seat – Life size – by Jill Impey, 2015, made using pre-owned European furniture, Asian and Persian textiles.

The Elephant in the Room Conversations began in 2015 with an exhibition and workshops at Powis Castle, curated by Jill Impey.

This conversation piece asks us to explore unspoken truths of the British Empire and how they relate to migration of peoples, ideas and objects today.

With references to Tipu sultans Golden Palenquin, European Orientalism and Classical furniture styles, the Elephant invites us to contemplate the journeys of the objects in the Clive collection, at Powis Castle and how they came to be in a Castle in Wales.

The elephant was bought from Shrewsbury charity Village Water, with 100% of the donation helping families in Africa access safe water and sanitation.

The Castle Hotel Gatehouse Elephant

Castle Hotel Gatehouse Elephant

Created by local artist Grace Jandrell the mural is situated on the former stable where an elephant was housed during WW2

The Foxholes Elephant

Created by local artist Ben Ashton and sitting on the Shropshire Way footpath at Foxholes Castle Camping

The Marching Elephants!

Created by local artist Bamber Hawes

The 6 Bells Elephant

6 Bells elephant – created by Nancy Farrington

Winnie the Wintles Mammoth has been reborn!

Designed and made by Bamber Hawes

The Entwined Elephants

The March of the Elephants Trail Entwined elephants was sculpted by Chris Groombridge and cast in Bishop’s Castle’s Jesmonite, located in the High Street.

The Giant Elephant Mural

Designed and made by Bamber Hawes – Elephant Mural By courtesy of The Shropshire Star