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HALO - an evening of art and poetry

Marks and Tilt are delighted tell you about their Christmas exhibition, "Halo"- An ecclectic mix of paintings, prints and drawings by various artists including; Sir Peter Blake, Henry Moore, Pure Evil, Chantal Ridings, Dosa, Oriele Steiner, Archie Proudfoot, Oliver Dorman, Bob Dylan, Jim Anderson, Greg Bartley, John Simpson... and more!

Join us for an evening of art and poetry recitals from Simon cockle and friends. Thursday 7th December 2017

Marks and Tilt

18 London Road


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Affordable Sale

Fun, unpretention and exciting pop up art exhibition by Affordable Sale moves to a new venue for the 8th exhibition at Oaklands College. The 8th pop up exhibition promises to bring even more wide variety of wonderful art works to feast your eyes and if you fancy taking one home something that may suit a variety of budgets.

A Private View where there will be a great atmosphere with music, nibbles and bubbly. 7.30pm to 9pm.

Exhibition Saturday 2nd December 10pm to 5pm and Sunday 3rd December 11am to 4pm.

For more information visit

Mansion House, Oaklands College

Hatfield Road,
St Albans,

Telephone: 07900 827 678

Play Days – Textile Art Installation

Play Days – Textile Art Installation

by HVA member Connie Flynn has been extended 

Artist Connie Flynn has been researching playtime memories from the children who went to Rainham Hall nursery. Using recycled red children's aprons, dyed and hand stitched textiles, Connie represents memories of play. The installation is set against the backdrop of the Hall and the current exhibition, 'Remembering the Day Nursery.

National Trust Rainham Hall, The Broadway, Rainham, Havering, London, RM13 9YN 

Play Days has been extended to 26 November 2017, and is open to the public Friday to Sunday, 11am-4pm. Our standard admission applies

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Peter Dawkins @ Courtyard Arts Gallery

Another Dimension

Peter Dawkins

21st November – 2nd December 2017, Courtyard Arts Gallery

Peter’s work in 3D explores spatial relationships and is mainly abstract in conception, in contrast to his “figurative” style of painting.  He uses a variety of materials such as ceramics, wood, metal, glass, wire and string.  The idea for a piece may be triggered by found objects both natural and man-made.

Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale | Hertford | SG14 3AATel: 01992 509596

Town Farm Art Show

A festive art show in Cheddington - an exciting mix of high quality, handcrafted artwork, plus a warm welcome, mulled wine & homebaked Christmassy treats.

Meet the eleven artists who will be showing paintings, illustration, woodcarving, woodcraft, ceramics, Egyptian quiltwork & jewellery, plus willow weaving and sculpture in the garden.



Friday 24 - Sunday 26 November 2017, 10am - 4pm (last entry)


Find us at 6 Town Farm, Off High Street, Cheddington, Near Tring, BUCKS LU7 0TT 

Harpenden Arts Club Exhibition

10th – 12th November, 10am – 5pm (to 4pm only on the 12th) at the Harpenden Public Halls. Admission free.


Around fifty artists will be exhibiting new, original artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and pencil, as well as ceramics, fused glass and digital art. With works ranging from the abstract and avant-garde, to more traditional and representational, there is truly something for everyone.


The Harpenden Arts Club is increasing in numbers currently and offers a wide-ranging programme of artist demonstrations, studio practice, life drawing sessions and technique workshops from September to May on most Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Harpenden Public Halls. For more information see or phone the Membership Secretary, Peter Brown, on 01582 793174. New members are made very welcome.


Paper, Scissors, Stone @ Obsidian Art

Friday 13 October to 29 October 2017

Janie Graham, Jo Howe, Mark L’Argent, Caroline Lumb, Hillary Taylor

Paper Scissors Stone: the group name, title and original theme for this imaginative and thought-provoking body of work based around interpretations of paper, mixed media, language and more. With very different yet complementary styles of work, a constant theme for all five artists is the re-shaping of paper, narrative and meaning. Books, newspaper, paper and other objects or settings are used to re-interpret both the materials and the world around us 
Free entry & all work is for sale. 

Obsidian Art
Layby Farm (The Bucks Goat Centre), Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks HP22 5XJ.

Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild @ The Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted

Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
Exhibition and Sale of Contemporary Ceramics

Tuesday 10th - Saturday 21st October

This, their first exhibition at Upstairs Gallery, will offer a chance to view and buy work from sixteen ceramicists from the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild. The work on display will demonstrate a wide range of ceramic forms, including hand-built pots and sculptures as well as thrown pottery and a range of different techniques and finishes such as raku and majolica. There will always be one of the potters in the Gallery to answer any questions you might have.

Open exhibition @ The New Maynard Gallery

The New Maynard Gallery is a community gallery located upstairs at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City. We hold an annual event inviting artists living or working in Hertfordshire to submit artwork to be shown in our Open Exhibition.

October 12, 2017 – November 19, 2017