Members News & Forthcoming Events

Garden Room Door Design

News from our members and details of forthcoming events.


June Faulkner was the artist on the new Garden Room at Barnet General Hospital.

This project was led by the Kings Fund with the Department of Health to enhance the healing environment end of life programme.

A new room has been created - a tranquil space with doors opening out on to a courtyard garden for the use of patients, relatives and friends.

Garden Room Signature Image

June had initial input regarding the designs for this new room, including a green roof and sun pipes to provide internal natural light. Workshops were held early in the design process on to explore idea.

Internal Decor

June created a signature image to identify the room throughout the hospital, a design for the etched glass doors, made devore textile hangings for the windows, and provided photographic images for lightboxes within the room, which is an important asset to the facilities provided at the hospital.


The BBH print society is holding their annual exhibition at the Boxfield Gallery, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1LZ.

Dates: 14 Jan - 13 Feb 2011.

This large exhibition is the first exhibition to be held by BBH printmakers who live or work in the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire areas.

Preview night: Friday 14th Jan 7:30 onwards why not come and have a glass of wine and see the members exhibitions plus the large folio browsers full of hand pulled prints. BBH have 2 folio weekends where the public can see all the members unframed work displayed in large browser and folio boxes.

First weekend 14 - 16 Jan open from 12:00 - 6:00, Second weekend 12 - 13 Feb open from 12:00 - 6:00 (Sun 12:00 - 4:00)

Also featured at the B.B.H. exhibition is Kim Major-George's printing book entitled 'Collagraph - a journey through texture'.

This is a 100 page beautifully photographed full colour, contemporary print book, covering all aspect of collagraph printing areas including printing from textiles, plastic, carborundum, mono printing, blind embossing ,hints and tips for successful printing and so much more.

All are welcome - there is still time to join the B.B.H. print society just go to their website for details. It is a society for any printmaker wanting to get involved with the big print events happening throughout the year.

Kim Major-George

"Uriel 660" James Moss


New paintings by HVAF Member James Moss will be shown for the first time at Carto-Graph, Brass Gallery's 2010 retrospective exhibition from 13 Jan to 1 Feb 9.30-5.00 weekdays.

The work will feature alongside that of other artists from the year's best shows, all referencing in some way maps, plans and patterns.

Fresh from exhibiting with Less Is More Projects in Paris and following reviews in The Independent and Culture Vulture online, James' intricately layered paintings continue to evolve and engage international audiences.

Brass Gallery, Moorfield House, Alma Road, Leeds LS6 2AH.

Hazel Godfrey & Cathy Smale

Two HVAF members Cathy Smale and Hazel Godfrey participated as Artists in Residence at this years Rhythms of the World Festival at Hitchin Priory in July.

"Rhythms" Cathy Smale

Cathy Smale produced a painting combining several perspectives, creating an image of the whole festival.

Limited edition (50) Giclee Prints of the painting are now available at £60 from


Carol Rogers won this year's Watford Mayor's Christmas card competition with her painting  entitled 'Sudden Snowfall, Watford Museum'. (watercolour & gouache)

Mayor Dorothy Thornhill chose the painting. 1000 cards will be printed and sent out by the Mayor Local businesses sponsor the printing and also donate money for charity.  This year's charity is RISE which supports bi-polar sufferers.

Carol's prize was £100 (Harlequin Shopping Centre) gift vouchers and a beautiful basket of flowering plants. A photo of her receiving the flowers appeared in the local newspaper & local magazines.