23rd August 2012

A giant, carved version of the Bayeux tapestry has gone on display to members of the public at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

The unusual piece of art, created by Kevin Austin, measures 40ft and replicates scenes from the original embroidered tapestry which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.

The carving is part of a wider exhibition at the Visual Art Network Gallery, which also includes reworked local historic church carvings.

The collection will be on display until September 1.

Kevin is self-taught and has previously exhibited for, and been commissioned by, the Greenwood Trust and British Waterways.

The Visual Art Network Gallery is located on the second floor of the Market Hall and  is open from 10am until 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Shrewsbury Market Hall is located under the town’s iconic clocktower and boasts a vibrant cacophony of eclectic stalls selling a range of goods from traditional fruit  and vegetables, fish and meat to Middle Eastern delights, champagne and oysters, vintage wares, clothes, books, trinkets, handmade jewellery and more.

The market’s main trading days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a select few stalls open on Thursday mornings.

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