Exhibitions & Events

What's on in April and May 2014...

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

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'STRUCTURES IN NATURE', 29 Mar - 21 May 2014

The latest body of Ceramic Art by Herts Visual Arts Member Androulla Theochari is on show at Lowewood Museum, High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8BH.   OPEN: Wed-Sat (10am-4.30pm).

 

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'MAKING AN IMPRESSION' 4-26 APRIL 2014
BBH PRINT SOCIETY'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION
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'JOURNEYS', HVA EXHIBITION AT HAREFIELD HOSPITAL
7 Feb - 13 MAY 2014.

The exhibition in the Cafe Gallery at Harefield Hospital runs to 13 May.  If you are visiting the hopsital do take a look round the site to see work by Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Catherine Yass, Susan Aldworth, Quentin Blake & Robert Ryan. Further details.

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RICHES IN STITCHES... at KNEBWORTH HOUSE

From 5 April to 1 June 2014, there will be an exhibition of embroidered textiles inspired by Knebworth House, by the Filamenti textile group. 

Filamenti are based at the Letchworth Settlement. The group visited Knebworth House in 2013, and were inspired by the rich tapestries and furnishings in the House as well as the unusual architecture of the House itself and surrounding Park. Their mentor and group leader Helen Mastrandrea  has encouraged the artists to develop their work using elements of the fabric of Knebworth House as their starting point. There is a wide range of two- and three dimensional work on display and visitors to the exhibition will enjoy seeing how each member of the group has been inspired by a different aspect of Knebworth.

The rich pattern of the carpet in the Library has been developed by Susie Welch into a colourful printed velvet stole, with intricate beading and carefully dyed fringing to echo the carpet’s colour scheme. She has used the suffragette colours of purple, green and white as the starting point for a further piece.

Carola Garview has been inspired by the pattern of the original Elizabethan wall painting, which can still be seen in the House. The fronds of foliage have been richly interpreted to make a piece in crewel work for a kneeler cushion for a prayer stool.  

Each of the nine members of the group has also created a small square cushion which will be hung for visitors to see as part of the exhibition. The eight-inch square cushions are worked on all sides using motifs on vastly different scales, from  the intertwined plaster ceiling mouldings to the gothic stone carvings from the front of the House. A portrait of writer Edward Bulwer Lytton surrounded by a calligraphic design, worked by Lana Young, is one of the more intricate and inspired cushions. 

The exhibtion opens on Saturday 5 April and is included in the Knebworth House admission  ticket. On selected weekends, members of the group will be in attendance to talk to visitors about their work. See the Knebworth House website for more details.

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WELWYN GARDEN CITY ART CLUB EXHIBITION AT THE NEW MAYNARD GALLERY
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PAPER: JOURNEY THROUGH A NEW MEDIUM
TRESTLE ARTS BASE 15 MAR - 16 APR 2014

This is the 3rd joint event for Caroline Lumb & Hillary Taylor, who began their paper project in the Autumn of 2013 and have been independently and collectively researching paper - from its first appearance to the materials we see today.

For gallery opening hours, please see
www.trestle.org.uk/whats-on/gallery-cafe/
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St. Albans, Herts AL4 0JQ
Tel: 01727 850950

Further details about this exhibition

Caroline Lumb
Hillary Taylor
Caroline Lumb
Hillary Taylor
Caroline Lumb
Hillary Taylor

CAROLINE LUMB

HILLARY TAYLOR

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'BETWEEN TOWN & COUNTRY'

The printmaking works by Joy Thomson and oil paintings by Kathy Foster are based on rural and urban landscapes, both local and from further afield. These works are on view 2 April – 1 May 2014 at the Pavilion Gallery in the beautiful gardens of Chenies Manor.

Further details.

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OCTAVIA ART GROUP

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ARTISTSMEET OPEN EXHIBITION 4 MAR-6 MAY 2014

Over 150 submissions were received and the organisers are delighted to show a collection of remarkable works by visual artists from across Hertfordshire and beyond. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to view the final selection at Artistsmeet.

Connect with all selected artists by visiting: www.watersmeet.co.uk/artistsmeet/current-exhibitions/
Open during Watersmeet Box Office hours, 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. Entry is free of charge and all works are for sale.
Artistsmeet, Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH
www.facebook.com/artistsmeet

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THE ART OF POETRY

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PERIHELION, Jason Oddy25 March - 3 May 2014

Unknown to most, perihelion, the day the earth’s elliptical orbit steers our planet closest to the sun, falls every year on January the 4th.  Taking this abstruse and, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, counterintuitive idea as a guiding thought, Jason Oddy’s forthcoming exhibition brings together photographic works from the last decade-and-a-half to ask us to look with renewed intensity at the manmade world we normally take for granted.  See full article...

Jason Oddy: 'United Nations, New York, USA, 2001'

Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire,
College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB
Opening times:  Mon-Fri, 9.30–5.00, Sat, 9.30–3.30
01707 281127
www.herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries

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KITSCH-EN, 31 Mar - 5 Apr 2014

Quirky art, in an exciting range of media, with a curious culinary theme, by Margie Harris, at the Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.   20% of proceeds to St. Francis Hospice, Berkhamsted.

UPSTAIRS GALLERY
268 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1AQ

Open: 10am-4pm Tues-Sat

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N1C- VIEWS OF A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

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'A JOURNEY THROUGH PAINTING', 3 Apr-11 May 2014

An exploration of abstraction with beginnings in landscape by Martin Walton at The Gallery at Parndon Mill.

Martin Walton has spent over 50 years as painter, beginning as a landscape painter but over time moving to explore abstraction which gave him more scope for structure in his work. The influence of the landscape remains in the use of colour in many works with browns and ochres. He feels that words to describe painting are irrelevant as the process comes from that relationship of the painter and canvas which is a journey into the unknown.

Complemented by ceramics by Fraser Burchill

The Gallery at Parndon Mill
Off Elizabeth Way
HARLOW  CM20 2HP
tel: 01279 426042
info@parndonmill.co.uk
www.parndonmill.co.uk

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KIMPTON ART SHOW 

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CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS, CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR

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LIVING CRAFTS

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'WALKING IN CASSIOBURY' RAFFI KATZ

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ARTISTS & MAKERS FAIR - IVINGHOE

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ART UNEQUALLED

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And for a summary of Open Studios currently happening across the UK visit www.openstudiocomms.org

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