Exhibitions & Events

April & May events ...

'DIRTY LINEN' 23-27 April 2013

'Dirty Linen' is the Spring show from emerging artist group XAP -  www.xartsprojects.org.  Open: Tues-Fri 11.30-6.30 / Sat 12-4.

XAP are Sarah Cave-McMullan, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Laura Dekker, Sue Douglass, Teague Flannery, Jody Gilby, Alison Griffin, Natalie Jones, Ute Kirkwood, Ana Malofy-Medwed, Angela Mellen, Sally Redway, Liz Sergeant, Dina Varpahovsky.


The Kimpton Art Show, one of the major events of the Kimpton May Festival, is now in its 32nd year. 

Opening Night 3 May - 6.00-9.00 (admission £5)

Sat 4 May– 11.00–6.00
Sun 5 May - 12 noon- 5.30
Mon 6 May - 11.00 - 4.00
Sat-Mon Admission £1.00



Octavia Art Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year!

Colourful paintings, exciting wildlife photography, original ceramics and beautiful jewellery will be on show.  Participating artists:  Gladys Connaughton, Patsy Geraghty, Frances Geraghty, Morag Vengeyzel, Sarah How, Andy Sands, Joy Taman & Carol Rogers


29 March - 27 October 2013
The Henry Moore Foundation

The Henry Moore Foundation will present Moore Rodin, a major exhibition which compares the work of Moore with one of the pioneers of modern sculpture – Auguste Rodin, running from 29 March – 27 October 2013.

'Adam', Auguste Rodin

This will be the first time that another artist has been shown alongside Henry Moore in the Gallery and 70 acres of gardens at Perry Green in Hertfordshire, Moore's home for over 40 years until his death in 1986.

The Henry Moore Foundation Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts SG10 6EE 29 March - 27 October 2013 Wednesday - Sunday &  Bank Holidays. Opening times 11.00-17.00 01279 843333 www.henry-moore.org     press article


THE COURTYARD ARTISTS 20 Apr - 31 May 2013

The Courtyard Artists at The Courtyard Café
11 Hatfield Road, St. Albans AL1 3RR
Opening times 8.30am to 5.00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

Artists taking part are Linda Cavill, Clare Cammack, Anna Cloutman, Bridget Tompkins, Karole Lange, Sarah Evans, Itziar Olaberria, and Suman Gurjal.

A variety of work will be on show, including Paintings in Oil and Watercolour, Mixed Media Collage, Photography and Printing.


SHORT COURSE: Contemporary Art History
Wednesday 6 March to Wednesday 8 May 2013
6.30pm - 8.30pm

This ten-week short course offers a chronological path through key contemporary art movements from modernist sculpture, to land art and the present day situation.

The course will use works from the UH Art Collection as examples to map out major phases in art history. This introductory course includes: lecture-style sessions; group readings; debates; screenings, and analysis of images. By the end of the course students will be able to describe different art movements, express informed personal views about art and have a better understanding of the UH Art Collection.

Duration: 120 mins each week Admission: £120 full, £90 concessions, £50 UH full-time students

Venue: College Lane Campus

Box Office: 01707 281127 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm)University of Hertfordshire Arts (UHArts) The Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU




TRESTLE ARTS BASE (Cafe Bar) 12 Mar-13 May 2013

On show a collection of work by Jessica Geen created since gaining her BA (hons) degree in Textile crafts at Huddersfield University.

See www.trestle.org.uk  for opening hours which vary during school term times.



Featuring new paintings, prints and mixed media work by Deborah Burnstone, Helen Campbell, Alison Lumb and Frances Steele.    

Each artist addresses the theme of the fleeting or the intangible, whether in wild coastal studies, constantly shifting urban environments, melancholy seascapes or the landscape of the open road.’

The exhibition runs from 3-27 April, and on Saturday 6 April an opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS in the afternoon, from 2pm-6pm.


'LINES OF VISION' 28 February - 7 April 2013

'Life Lines'

'Washing of the Water'


The Gallery at Parndon Mill presents an exhibition by Ross Loveday of drypoint and carborundum prints which convey not so much a sense of place but the essence of a particular moment.

The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Off Elizabeth Way, HARLOW CM20 2HP

Tel: 01279 426042 info@parndonmill.co.uk www.parndonmill.co.uk



Led by Curator Amisha Karia and featuring seven works from the University of Hertfordshire's Art Collection, the tour showcases work by Barbara Hepworth, Diane MacLean and others.

Saturday  27 April  / 25 May / 29 June

The tour will provide the opportunity to engage with and discover contemporary art sculpture at the University's College Lane Campus.

• Weather permitting. • Subject to reaching minimum attendance requirement. • Meeting point – outside the Art and Design Gallery. • Pre-booked guided tours for groups available year-round.

Duration: 45 mins  / Admission: £3.50

To book your place phone 01707 281127 or email uharts@herts.ac.uk



'FROM THE SHOEBOX' Photographs of Luton & the South East 1945-2013

at THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE, 61 George Street, Luton LU1 2AL (above Betfred - entrance on King Street)

Thurs/Fri/Sat 2-6pm. Admission Free.  Exhibition runs until 27 April 2013.




Running from Friday 8 March to Saturday 27 April 2013 at the Space2 Gallery at Watford Museum, Kelly’s work combines embroidery and paint.

‘Paint with Thread’ is a current series of ongoing artwork. For more information visit: www.kellyandjenkins.webs.com

Kelly will also be undertaking a painting with thread workshop on Saturday 6 April from 10am to 2pm where she will demonstrate an introduction to freestyle machine embroidery.

This event is free and suitable for adults but spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Telephone: 01923 232297 or email: info@watfordmuseum.org.uk

Kelly has received several awards for her work including the Textile Societies; Lucienne Day Award for Innovative Textiles and the John Lewis Interiors award.

Kelly has exhibited widely across the UK and Europe. Exhibitions include Knit 2 Together with the Craft Council London, Strikk 7 at the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Knitted Worlds at the Audax Textile Museum in the Netherlands and now Watford Museum.

Watford Museum is located at 194 Lower High Street, WD17 2DT.

For more information tel: 01923 232297 or visit: www.watfordmuseum.org.uk