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Earthday exhibition

22nd April - 20th May 

Exhibition for Earthday 2018 by Herts Artist Network featuring HVA members @ Mill Green Museum, Hertford.

Hertford Theatre exhibition

HVAF Member Fiona Stevenson’s solo show

From There to Now

Opens at Hertford Theatre opens at Hertford Theatre on 27th March 2018 and runs for 4 weeks until 22nd April.

Silk painting exhibition at the Radlett Centre

SILK painter Jane Harrison is once again holding a solo exhibition of her work.

Her unique silk paintings, ties and scarves, will be on show and to buy at the Radlett Centre.

The Radlett Centre is in Aldenham Ave, Radlett WD7 8HL and is open during the day, 10am – 4pm  and in the evening during various performances. Tel No: 01923 857546.

The exhibition runs from April 7 – 28.


Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

Now in its 44th Year the Ayot St Lawrence Art Show will this year be held from Saturday 9 June to Monday 11 June 2018 in the beautiful Palladian Church.  To coincide with the Art Show, our lovely 14th-century pub, the Brocket Arms, is also holding its popular annual beer and cider festival with at least 20 additional “guest beverages” as well as live music and a BBQ.  This will start on Friday 8th June.

Artists can register work until 13th April - more information here

Dates & Times
Friday 8 June: 7pm – 9pm Preview evening (by invitation only)
Saturday 9 June: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10 June: 10am – 5pm
Monday 11 June: 11am – 2pm

Preview evening: Entry fee of £8.00 per person with a complimentary glass of wine, juice or Farr Brew local beer and canapés will be charged.  As space is limited please ‘Contact Us’ for an invitation.

More information can be found on our web site at and keep up to date on our Facebook page at

ESCAPES An exhibition of paintings and photography by Patricia Ellis, Keith Wells and HVA member Sue Wookey.

7th – 14th April 2018

The Eagle Gallery, Bedford

‘Escapes’ is an exhibition of paintings and photography by Eagle Gallery artists Patricia Ellis, Keith Wells and Sue Wookey. Using a range of media to capture their experiences but also joined by a deep love of watercolour, the artists present an escape into real and imagined journeys and encounters. All three artists are members of The Eagle Galley co-operative, an artist run gallery with an informal, friendly approach where visitors can meet artists directly through group exhibitions and small shows.

Patricia Ellis: Travel in other cultures is an important part of Pat’s life and provides the material for her art work. Photography and drawing captures the experiences at the time and gives the basis for painting in her studio. Pat experiments with ways of encompassing essential aspects of scenes into her paintings.

Keith Wells: After the close of Keith’s career as a designer, he returned to the pleasure and enjoyment of the drawing and painting skills that had already started him down that path. He is now focussed on looking and recording the landscapes and urban environments that form the backdrop to all our worlds.

Sue Wookey: Living on the ancient Icknield Way beneath Galley Hill in Bedfordshire, Sue finds ancient landscapes and the mythic past a constant source of inspiration. Combined with a lifelong interest in nature and Britain’s wildlife, Sue layers her paintings with many different levels of meaning for the viewer to discover.

Exhibition by Jo Howe at Parndon Mill

22nd February - 1st April


A journey of communication by HVA member Jo Howe

This exhibition is a collection of work made from paper, books and painting, exploring conscious and unconscious processing - thought provoking and emotive work. Jo Howe’s work explores frustrations in human communication, seeking to express the difficulty of speaking without being heard. 'Art to me is using my voice without opening my mouth’


She selects materials carefully by considering the aesthetic quality of text and relevance of the book's title, working with old manuscripts that bear the physical imperfections and aromas of past human handling and thus retain a human presence. Colour, form and movement express things that sometimes she does not have the words for.

Over time, Jo's work evolved to incorporate colour, first with paper cuts and now with paint. Jo has always utilised colour as part of her studio practice and this has been an essential tool in her working methodology. This will be the first opportunity to view her paintings.

Hertford Art Trail

Hertford Art Trail 2018

Various Venues, 7th April – 6th May 2018

The centre piece of the annual Hertford Arts Festival, Hertford Art Trail splashes the work of local artists across town.

The 2018 trail runs from Saturday 7th April to Sunday 6th May, with an exclusive charity launch event at Hertford Castle on Friday 6th April – Festival Launch evening tickets

For one month, pop-up exhibition spaces appear across Hertford – from retailers to bars and cafes, beauty salons to gift shops. Participating artists team up with a venue at which to display and sell their work for the duration of the trail.

The Apple Tree Contemporary Art Forum - exhibition

A small collective group of artists will be showing their latest works for sale in a pop up gallery, for 2 weeks commencing 3rd March.

Come and say hello, on 'Meet the Artists Day', Saturday 3rd 10.00 till 4.00pm. All welcome.


The Wynd Gallery is proud to present Making Our Mark, a new body of work by local artists Sandy Campbell and Audrey Imber. (

Sandy Campbell is an abstract painter whose practice is firmly rooted in her experience of the declining urban landscape. The abandonment and decay surrounding her first studio in Luton influenced the development of the highly textured and complex surfaces that she creates, as well as inspiring her 3D works using recycled materials.

Audrey Imber captures the moment and atmosphere of a place and describes to the viewer how the place feels through gesture, texture, mark making and colour.  The landscape is more than just scenery, it is made up of layers of history, layers of geology, seasons and weather; it can affect our senses and emotions.