Silk Top Hat Gallery

Contemporary art gallery providing a showcase for original British paintings, prints, sculpture and crafts in Ludlow town centre. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Current Exhibition: ‘Time and the Byways’ drawings and paintings by SIMON DORRELL, 4th March – 1st April 2017

Simon Dorrell has been exhibiting here since 1988 and almost every year since then; his last exhibition here was in Autumn 2015.  He tells us that, at the moment, despite, … Continue reading


Current Exhibition of mixed work continues on the top floor

Our selection of mixed work is showing both here on the floor in the Silk Top Hat and also in our  Craft Gallery, Isaac Smart’s across the road. Work  includes … Continue reading


COMING SOON: FRANS WESSELMAN – 8th April – 6th May 2017

FRANS WESSELMAN. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SATURDAY 8TH APRIL – 11am to 1pm. We have been exhibiting Frans Wesselman’s work at the Gallery for many years and last had a solo … Continue reading


JILL HOWORTH (1949-2016):

Jill Howorth, the owner of Ludlow’s Silk Top Hat Gallery, and Isaac Smart’s, died very peacefully at the Severn Hospice, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury on the 7th November 2016 after a … Continue reading


Future Exhibitions

Frans Wesselman: An exhibition of prints and stained glass, opening 8th April 2017

March 2, 2017