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HVA member Hazel Godfrey is exhibiting at Town Farm Art Show again this year.

HVA member Hazel Godfrey is exhibiting at Town Farm Art Show again this year.

Now in its eleventh year, the show is held a beautiful farmhouse setting with a joyful mix of painting, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery and jewellery, plus sculpture and willow weaving in the garden.

A warm welcome, mulled wine and home-baked festive treats await you (donations for refreshments to Rennie Grove Hospice Care).

Thin Places: An exhibition of work by Caryl Beach and Gill Ayre

The Wynd Gallery, The Wynd, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN


13th – 20th October 2018

Opens Saturday 13th October 2018, Private View 2 – 5pm

Thin Places are places where the veil between the temporal and the spiritual worlds are tissue-thin, and in such places, we may be able to experience glimpses of the spiritual dimension.

Artists Gill Ayre and Caryl Beach explore what this means to them in their work. Always rooted in their experience of landscape, their work touches on these shifts in perception, where mundanity gives way to mystery.

‘Woodlands, marshlands and mountains are places where I can feel a shift in my experience of the world, places of dissemblance and mystery. 

Trees are both rooted in the earth, with their branches stretching towards the heavens, and woodlands are associated with magic and myth, tree spirits and faeries. 

Marshlands are transitional, threshold places, where substance becomes insubstantial, where earth melts into water.

Mountains, shrouded in mist and cloud, are places of mystery, are often seen as spiritual places, where we can glimpse something of the eternal.

Places where you can lose yourself, in both senses of the word - these are my inspirations.’

Gill Ayre 

 ‘Landscape:  where land meets sea is my thin place. A calm, mysterious and sometimes overwhelmingly powerful place.

A place of wonderment and inspiration where the elements of nature vie for dominance.

My work in video, photography and mixed media strive to represent the transient and enigmatic nature of our world, whose beauty lies in imperfection and impermanence. ‘

Caryl Beach


HVA member Connie Flynn is exhibiting her hand stitched Suffragette-inspired textile banner entitled "Home & Away" in North Herts Undaunted. The Fight for The Vote -Suffrage Stories from North Herts.

From the 13th Oct to 1st Dec 2018.

Tues - Sat 10 30am – 4 30pm Admission free

O1462 474554


North Hertfordshire Museum,

Town Hall entrance, Brand Street,

Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1JE

Unity Muse - Letchworth

New Works by artists living in and around Letchworth

Saturday 6 October – Sunday 14 October (Closed Mondays)

10am -4.30pm

Free Entry

Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade, Letchworth, SG6 3ES

A show by 13 artists; Callum Abbot, Kasia Burke, Liz Harrington, Louise Lahive, Adrian Marden, Rhiannon Moxham, Sean Pearce, Max Plathan, Katherine Roberts, Venice Shone, Chantelle Stephenson, John Vincent and Sian Wilson, showing the variety of work that artists are making in the area and asking the question “is every artist a ‘local’ artist?”.

Connie Flynn - Home and Away

HVA member Connie Flynn is exhibiting her hand stitched Suffragette inspired textile banner titled, Home & Away at the London School of Economics Library Reading Room, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, from 1st July to 30th September 2018. The opening times are Monday to Friday 9am-7pm and at the weekends 11am-6pm.

For more information -  and to make an appointment to view the work, please email Gillian Murphy