Discover 150 years of Morris & Company

Thu 30 May – Mon 24 Jun 2019

Community Gallery

The story began back in 1869 in a small black and white grocery
shop in Frankwell, Shrewsbury where an industrious James Kent
Morris was to set up his candle business with a robust service
philosophy which has stood the test of time: “To do the common
thing uncommonly well brings success”. Since those humble
beginnings, Morris & Company have gone from strength to
strength and played its part in Shrewsbury for one hundred and
fifty years. This exhibition will display images and memorabilia
from the past century and a half, some of which have never been
seen before by the public.

• What’s the Morris Company connection with the Titanic?
• Were you a frequent visitor at the Morris Café on Pride Hill?
• Have you or someone you know worked for Morris &
Company?
• See what life was like in Shrewsbury in 1869 at Shrewsbury
Museum

Drawn of The Dead

Drawn of the Dead

Our new exhibition, Drawn of the Dead, displays the comic art of the internationally famous Charlie Adlard.

The ‘zombie’ with its characteristic stumbling gate and flesh-eating persuasions is an image which has pervaded the public imagination like no other. Our new exhibition, AMC’s blockbusting TV show, The Walking Dead, now in it’s 9th season is a spin off from the revered comic-book series created by Robert Kirkman and Shropshire’s own, Charlie Adlard.

An image of the Drawn of the Dead artwork from the special exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from 1 June to 3 November 2019.

In Drawn of the Dead, Shrewsbury based Charlie’s dystopian vision is transported to the streets of his home town. A stunning selection of Charlie’s original works from the Walking Dead comic series are displayed alongside immersive, set piece installations. Take part in your own ‘zombie life drawing session’ and create a zombie sketch to take home.

This unique exhibition, created by sculptor Andrew Bryden and curated in-house by the SM&AG team, continues to the museum balcony where you’ll see the breadth of Charlie’s work beyond The Walking Dead. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are displayed alongside Charlie’s life drawings and original books, Code Flesh and White Death.

Drawn of the Dead opens on Saturday 1 June 2019 and runs until Sunday 3 November 2019.

 

Exhibitions

We are excited to welcome a new exhibition ‘Drawn of the Dead’, which celebrates the work of internationally famous comic artist and Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard.

Drawn of the Dead will open on Saturday 1 June 2019 in partnership with the Comics Salopia festival which brings a stunning selection of comic artists to the county as well as celebrating the county’s home-grown talent.

Drawn of the Dead 

An image of the Drawn of the Dead artwork from the special exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from 1 June to 3 November 2019.In this exciting new exhibition you will find a stunning selection of Charlie’s original works from the Walking Dead comic series displayed alongside immersive, set piece installations created by sculptor Andrew Bryden.

AMC’s blockbusting television show, The Walking Dead, now in its 9th season is a spin off from the revered comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Shropshire’s own Charlie Adlard.

This unique exhibition extends to the museum balcony where you will see the breadth of Charlie’s work beyond The Walking Dead. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are displayed alongside Charlie’s life drawing and original books Code Flesh and White Death.

Charlie Adlard, said:

“I’m incredibly proud to have this exhibition in my home town. And, not only is it here in Shrewsbury, but it’ll be the best exhibition of my works staged anywhere. It’s going to be a truly immersive experience.”

We will be working with education sector partners including Nottingham Trent University to give opportunities to students on theatre design courses to work with us on the build of this exhibition.

About Charlie Adlard

Charlie began his work in the UK on the 2000 AD series including Judge Dredd and Armitage. He also worked on White Death with the local Robbie Morrison. In the United States, he is best known for his work on The X-Files, Marvel and DC comics and The Walking Dead.

He has been the penciller on The Walking Dead since 2004 and was the UK Comics Laureate from February 2017 – February 2019.