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.


TWENTY TWENTY GALLERY – opening Saturday 2nd September 2017

Refurbishments to what will be Twenty Twenty Gallery gallery, at 4 Quality Square are going well and we are very much looking forward to an exciting new era of exhibitions when Mary and Hugh Elliot open their gallery on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

All are most welcome to the first exhibition private view at Twenty Twenty. If you would like an invitation please feel free to contact Mary.

Telephone: 01952 727952


Mary writes: “I first met Jill Howorth at an Own Art training day about ten years ago. I had heard about the Silk Top Hat Gallery through some of the artists who exhibited with Jill and she was respected by all of those that I met. I found her to be serious and a little daunting to begin with until I found a similar dry sense of humour.

At the time Jill didn’t own a computer, a website wasn’t seen as necessary and social media would’ve been snorted at. Her skills were supporting a community of artists and customers who had become friends. She provided a unique environment exhibiting a huge number of artists over the years, often supplemented by Top Hat Tours and events. It was a lot of work and commitment.

The number of people at Jill’s memorial event was testament to her relationships and the respect she was held in as a gallery owner and her work in community.

David Howorth has talked to me, and many others about the future of the gallery and we have agreed that it would be good to continue using the building as gallery space.

From 1st September until 31st December 2017 we will be moving into Quality Square as Twenty Twenty Gallery. We will not be moving away from Much Wenlock where we have been for over 14 years, but we see Ludlow as an exciting larger town, which has the key elements of a rural location and a creative community.

We cannot re-create Jill’s unique gallery, it would be impossible to follow in her footsteps, but we do hope that you will visit our exhibitions and hopefully find some new paintings, prints and sculpture to enjoy.

If you would like to be invited to the Private View of our first exhibition in September please do contact us via our website ( or telephone the gallery (01952 727952) in Much Wenlock. We shall look forward to meeting you.”

Mary and Hugh Elliott



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