Railway Art Exhibition

Rail Art 2021
Kidderminster Railway Museum
the Severn Valley Railway

Exhibition opens Saturday 21st August and runs until Sunday 26th September 2021.
Dates to be confirmed.
Open daily from 10:00 am until 6:00pm except opening day (from 12:30pm) and closing day (until 2:00pm)

Access to the museum is through the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Town station - Go through the booking office and turn right just before the platforms.

Below are some paintings from previous year's exhibitions

Painting by Malcolm Root Painting by David French Painting by Chris Holland Painting by Michael Flanders Painting by Chris Holland Painting by Eric Bottomley Painting by Stephen Warnes Painting by Philip Hawkins Painting by Laurence Roche Painting by David French Painting by John Austin Painting by David Charlesworth Painting by Malcolm Root Painting by Stephen Warnes Painting by Eric Bottomley Painting by Wynne B Jones Painting by Jack shaw Painting by Stephen Fox Painting by David Noble Painting by David Charlesworth Painting by J Shaw Painting by David Halliwell Painting by Chris Pulham Painting by R rowland

Picture of the Year

Night Scot at Tamworth by artist John Austin
'Night Scot at Tamworth' by John Austin FGRA, with 132 votes, won the Lawrence Hammond Picture of the Year Award.
Votes were submitted by members of the public who visited our Summer Exhibition at the Kidderminster Railway Museum.
Another of John's paintings 'Night Departure From Bewdley' came second (129 votes), with James Green's 'Duchess - City of Leeds' (111 votes) coming third - this painting also won the George Busby Award for best watercolour.

Frank's Special Train

Frank Hodges CEO Guild of Railway Artists
To mark the retirement of the Guild's CEO and founding member, a special Severn Valley Railway train, complete with 'Frank Hodges GRA' headboard, ran on 9th April.
Special guests included Sir William and Lady Judith McAlpine (Bill and Judy).
The look on Frank's face when he saw the headboard affixed to Erlestoke Manor's smokebox door was something none who was there that day is likely to forget.

New Members

Longwarry Railway Station, Australia
The Guild welcomes three new members whose artwork impressed the selection committee with not only their technical and artistic ability, but also originality.
From Wynard, Tasmania we have Rick Anderson, from Stourport-on-Severn: Neil Ferris and from Breaston: Dave Hodson.
We look forward to showcasing their work here on The Guild of Railway Artists' website.

Aberglaslyn Pass

Aberglaslyn Pass by John Austin FGRA

The dramatic landscape of The Welsh Highland Railway is captured in this evocative fine art print by John Austin FGRA.

Railway painting by Philip D Hawkins FGRA

Cock O' The North by Philip D Hawkins

Now available as a fine art print.
Sir Nigel Gresley's magnificent P2 class 2-8-2 No.2001 'Cock O' The North' passing Wood Green on the LNER main line in 1934.

Railway print by Eric Bottomley GRA

Hotwells Road by Eric Bottomley GRA

Fine art print.
Hotwells Road, Bristol in 1959.
A GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank loco heads a mixed freight train along the quayside.

Railway painting by artist Rob Rowland GRA

Just Passing by Rob Rowland GRA

Fine art print.
Great Western Railway Diesel Railcar in the 1940s

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