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[powr-event-slider id=c92f8b30_1498008425]Welcome to our art events and exhibition page. Don't miss out on our special event openings and previews please add your email to to our mailing list at the bottom of the website. 

Over the last six years we are delighted to be able to work with our close partners to deliver quality art exhibitions and openings to a number of locations across North Staffordshire including the gallery at Barewall, The Burslem School of Art, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery,  Middleport Pottery, The Foxlowe Arts Centre and The Potters Club so far.


Three Countries Open Art Exhibition 2017 - At Burslem School of ArtARTIST ENTRIES BY 7th-8th JULY

Opens 22 JULY - 31 AUGUST


Barewall are delighted to be working with Keele Arts, The Burslem School of Art Trust and The City Learning Trust to bring the Three Counties this summer to the Burslem School of Art in Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent. This historic building which is so often where many of the famous names of the 20th century Stoke School of Artists like Arthur Berry, Jack Simcock and Maurice Wade to name just a few were based.

The Three Counties is a well supported open which has been hosted at Keele University for the last 15 years, the move to the Burslem School of Art is seen as a possibility to expand the open with more space and a regular time slot. 

It is a selected open with prizes with the judging by representatives from The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Keele University Arts and Barewall.

A new prize for the under 25 age category also comes from The City Learning Trust.

We will be inviting you to the opening night so please ensure that you have signed up to the Barewall mailing list online or in the gallery.

For ARTISTS wishing to enter with an address in SHROPSHIRE, CHESHIRE OR STAFFORDSHIRE please print off the following application call for entires for 8th July

Three Countries Open Art Exhibition 2017 Application Form

Visit Keele University Arts website for the Call for Entries announcement

 Three Counties Open Art Exhibition Partners


Barewall's Ticket Sales: 

Barewall sell tickets for all concerts by The North Staffs Symphony Orchestra established 1904 they play 4 times a year in the Newcastle and Stoke on Trent area.

Visit for the most upto date concert dates.

Tickets: £8 Students £3


Previous Events ...




Staffordshire Day in Burslem 2017

Arthur Berry works over Prosecco served at Barewall from 10.30 to 1pm

Browse new work released by the Arthur Berry estate in readiness to listen to what were  thought lost recordings of Arthur Berry later in the day by "Revealing Voices" at The Wedgwood Institute. A heritage lottery project which is working on emerging the recording of the late broadcaster Arthur Wood. 

Meet The Artist Day: Philip Hardaker

At Barewall - Monday 1st May 2017 11pm - 2pm

Meet Philip Hardaker at Barewall Gallery for a tour of his work around Burslem

Meet Philip Hardaker working on a new piece at the gallery for the day. Philip will be available to answer questions and discuss his work while the gallery will be showing a number of Philip's recent works which will be available to buy. Philip will also be taking people on a tour of the Public commissioned artworks which are now on display in Burslem telling the story of their creation and conception. FREE  

The 1st of May is also Staffordshire Day and Phil's visit will coincide with a number of events in the town including talks at the Wedgwood Institute and a Food Festival at The Burslem School of Art all of which are part of the Burslem Festival weekend making the town a must be place for the day.

We look forward to seeing you in Burslem that day.



Masters of Art & Sport: Philippe Aird & Paine Proffitt

Masters of Art and Sport featuring Paine Proffitt and Philippe Aird continues to 12th Feb 2017

At The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3DW 

Exhibition: Until Sun 12th Febuary 2017

An exhibition brought to you In partnership with Barewall are The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Paine Proffitt and The Estate of Philippe Aird to celebrate Stoke on Trent as European City of Sport 2016 and Stoke on Trent's bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021.

For directions please visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery website

Masters of Art and Sport : Philippe Aird and Darren Campbell until Feb 12th 2017

A Christmas Carol by Claybody Theatre

A Christmas Carol - Dickens Classic in Sung Version by Debbie McAndrew and Ashley Thompson

Sun 20th Nov 5.30pm - Wedgwood Institute, Queens Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

The Dicken's classic tale in a completely sung version

Words by Debbie McAndrew Music by Ashley Thompson

Tickets available from Barewall £5 only 50 seats available.

Call Barewall on 01782 258 843 to book.


QUIET PLEASE! by Arthur Berry

Quiet Please by Arthur Berry A Dramatised Rereading at The Wedgwood Institute, Burslem 3rd Dec 2016

A Dramatised reading of the play by Arthur Berry - FREE

Sat 3rd Dec 2016 2pm at The Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent

(Pre-show drinks available at the gallery from 10am - to view original works by Arthur Berry)

By THE NEW VIC THEATRE in partnership with Wedgwood Institute, Princes Regeneration Trust, Barewall Gallery and Our Burslem. 

Please book your tickets via the following link:


Selected Unseen Works from The Estate of Arthur Berry

At The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD 

Exhibition: Sat 1st October 2016 to Sat 12th November 2016

A number of supporting events will also be taking place attached to this exhibition.

For directions please visit the Foxlowe website


The Tease by Arthur Berry @copyright Estate of Arthur Berry.


"Memories of Spode" Fri 29th April 6-8pm at The Potteries Museum &  Art Gallery. Selling evening with chance to buy 13 major works by Darren Washington plus friends in the setting of the National Portrait Gallery prestigious annual competition sponsored by Taylor-Wessing.

A special limited edition book entitled "Memories of Spode" will also be available to preorder on the evening.

We hope to see you there for a very special evening.

The Mould Store by Darren Washington - Part of The Memories of Spode Collection



Barewall Presents The Midland Potters Association At Middleport Pottery 19th March to 24th April 2016.


Robbie Williams Memorabilia Auction Viewing - Sat 6th Feb - one day only 9 till 5pm.

In association with Robbie Williams Fan Festival weekend in aid of Donna Louise Childrens Hospital of which Robbie Williams is a Patron. 

We are pleased to be able to help with the display of the very special and collectable uniqie memorabilia which will be auctioned at the GALA event in the evening.

Bids can be offered in advance on the facebook auction page:

Lowry and Berry Observers of Urban Life - Art Exhibition

Continues at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke on Trent until 10th Jan 2016.

Berry at The Bulls Head - Listening

Hear selected monologues by Arthur Berry played 10th Dec from 7.30pm in a quiet corner of The Bulls Head public house, St Johns Square, Burslem. Expect warm atmosphere of log fire, real ale and entertaining listening from Burslem's very own artist, writer and peot Arthur Berry.

Selling Evening at Museum - Exhibition

From 6pm on 17th December this is your rare chance to buy selected works by Berry in the setting of The Lowry and Berry exhibition. Includes free entry into the exhibition as well as welcome drinks.

7pm to 10pm Jazz, Beer and Oatcakes at Museum - Entertainment

Staffordshire’s cultural icon Arthur Berry is celebrated with a Multi Arts Evening of Jazz, Beer and Oat Cakes at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

Come and let your hair down and dance the night away with an evening of jazz music from local band ‘Fine and Dandy’ led by well-known musician and broadcaster Mel Hill and readings from Arthur Berry by local film producer Ray Johnson MBE.

The evening performance is inspired by the work of artist, writer and poet Arthur Berry and his friend, musician and local radio producer Arthur Wood.

On Christmas Day 1978, the two Arthurs broadcast a fantasia of poetry, prose and songs, entitled “Obsessed by Oatcakes”. Believed lost for over 35 years, a recording of this extraordinary piece has recently come to light. Mel Hill and Ray Johnson will present highlights from this rediscovered treasure, along with live jazz music.

Jazz, Beer and Oatcakes aims to give Berry's stories from the streets a fresh airing while visiting the Potteries “Cool Jazz” scene.

The evening recognises the originality and inspiration of local artists who were pioneers in their creative achievements; Fashioned on the local streets, displayed on the International stage.

Bring ARThur alive and be part of a Berry Berry special evening.

Venue:  The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Date:     Thursday 17th December 7 – 10pm


For more information visit:

Don't Miss Out - the Lowry and Berry Exhibiton ends on the 10th January 2016 at the Potteries Museum, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST6 4AT.