Modern Painters, New Decorators is an artist-led organisation running a gallery, shop and studios from a shopping centre in Loughborough, East Midlands, UK. We believe that artists can positively impact where we live and why we live there. We make visual art projects, community workshops and creative networks.


What We Leave We Carry by Papa Essel,
4th May – 29th June 2024

Ghanaian artist and teacher Papa Essel creates image and text-based paintings, combining newspaper headlines, proverbs, textile patterns and adinkra symbols. He has lived and worked in Kumasi, Ghana and Hull, UK and is currently based in London.

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Family Workshop
11AM-1PM, Saturday 1st June 2024

Our free family workshops are led by artists and explore creative making inspired by our exhibitions. All are welcome but sessions are most suitable for 4+. 

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Members Gathering:
9:30-11:30AM, Thursday 27th June 2024

Our monthly get-together for members. They allow members to discuss their work, gain feedback, make connections and learn from others.

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Event: Celebration Day, 11AM-5PM, Saturday 6th July 2024

Our Celebration Day is a day to make, eat and celebrate together, with gratitude. We’ll be hosting open studios, workshops and community activites throughout the day. Our Celebration Day is a fundraiser to support our free art exhibitions and workshops.

Carillon Court Shopping Centre
LE11 3XA
Opening times during exhibitions:
13:00-17:00 Thu
13:00-17:00 Fri
11:00-17:00 Sat

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