News & Exhibitions

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Upcoming workshops with Mitzie Green

Fun with Abstract

Workshop with Mitzie Green

Saturday 20 January 2018, from 10 - 4pm at Gadebridge Community Centre, Galley Hill, HP1 3LG

 Introduction to abstract painting

 We will explore colour, textures and movement of the paint and learn to trust our own instincts. We will look for energy and dynamics in our work.

Tel 01442 862978 for further information or email


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

The Elegant Universe @ Hertford Theatre Gallery

Kim Major George & Steve Thorp

21st November – 24th December 2017, Hertford Theatre Gallery

A collection of thought-provoking hand-pulled prints by the established artist and printmaker Kim Major-George and connecting poetry by Steve Thorp.

Kim has created a stunning collection of images inspired by Gaia’s connection to the Universe, posing the question that – if our actions and consequences are observed by other forces and intelligences – is a new way forward connecting man and this stunning blue planet urgently required?

Kim says: Steve and I are delighted to come back to Hertford Theatre Gallery with our third collaboration taking this thorny subject further, by creating thought-provoking poetry and images to inspire the viewers on the subject of our connection to each other, our planet and to the Universe.

The Old Town Hall Exhibition Gallery - November/December

Survival By Toktam Faramarzifar 

In Survival,Toktam Faramarzifar uses the motif of the goldfish or butterfly as a metaphor for explaining stories of the cultural journey of a migrant. The goldfish is emblematic of the Persian New Year. Toktam combines this motif with images of a woman floating in water, suggesting feelings of disconnection. These photo painted montages imply different cultures existing above and below the water’s surface: one observed, the other felt.

Monday 30 October - Saturday 25 November

Myths, Legends and Fairy-tales By Caroline Foskett

Come and explore the characters on display in Caroline Foskett’s intricate pen and ink drawings.Caroline is an artist based in Hemel Hempstead and she aims to bring the subjects of her work to life as much as possible. Her influences include Harry Clarke, Alphonse Mucha and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 

Monday 27 November - Friday 5 January 

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

The venue is located in the Old Town which is north of the new town centre and a map can be seen via Google Maps

Royal Masonic School Exhibition @ Artistmeet

RMS Works on Paper
7 November - 31 December 2017
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm

Now in its second year, ‘RMS Works on Paper’ is an exhibition from the pupils at The Royal Masonic School for Girls that features work from girls currently working towards a GCSE or A Level in Fine Art, Textile Design or Photography.

Parndon Mill November/December exhibition

The Gallery at Parndon Mill - Wed 08 Nov to Fri 22 Dec 2017

During the Christmas period, the exhibition PRESENT ARTS maintains the same high standard, but the emphasis is on works of art which are affordable.

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 

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

New Art Exhibition at Rothamsted

There is a new, regularly changing, art exhibition now being shown at Rothamsted in Harpenden! The Harpenden Arts Club (HAC) and staff at the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) have been working together on a new art initiative to provide a display of HAC members’ artworks to be exhibited for sale in the Rothamsted Conference Centre Restaurant, which is open to the public. 

The Open Door - Berkhamsted workshops

Art and Crafts Workshop Venue from top tutors bought to you by the curators of The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted. 


We are excited to announce our new project at The Open Door, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, where Upstairs will be Downstairs, running workshops, showing artwork and providing a pop-up exhibition space. This is in addition to the main gallery above the Post Office.

We are looking for new volunteers so if you would like to be involved in this new exciting venture in any way, either as an artist or on the admin side or just being part of the team, we would love to hear from you - please email or call in and talk to us.

To see classes currently running

or see their Facebook Page

Herts Visual Arts SPRING Exhibition at New Maynard Gallery

Invited to exhibit at the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City, some 50 members of Herts Visual Arts contributed to a rich and varied Spring Exhibition of both 2D and 3D art. Amateur and professional artists from all corners of the County came together to bring in their work, including international prize-winning glass artist Teresa Chlapowski, previous New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition winner ceramicist Elspeth Keith and renowned paper/book artist Janie Graham.