Exhibitions to see this month ...
'RED', Sunday 12th June 2011 (10-4pm)
Connie Flynn will be showing an installation of Textiles in a telephone box in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire.
From A120 turn right at the traffic lights to Little Hadham, pass the village hall on the left and the telephone box is further down on the right. Nearby postcode is SG11 2A.
On the day before, Connie is offering a Feltmaking workshop in the same village: Learn how to make Felt with Connie Flynn, Sat 11th June 2011
10-1pm. Cost £30. Taking place at Hopleys Plants Ltd. High Street, Much Hadham, Herts, SG10 6BU
To book visit: www.hopleys.co.uk/event-tickets.html
You can also see Connie's work: www.hvaf.org.uk/Connie-Flynn/gallery
ART ON THE COMMON - 11 & 12 June 2011
Time: Sat 10-5 / Sun 11-5
Location: Harpenden Common
An event that has been running in Harpenden for over 25 years, the Common is the perfect location for a wide variety of local artists to exhibit their work including paintings, jewellery, greeting cards, ceramics and fine art photography. 20% of all sales or commissions will go to Cancer Research UK.
THE SEASON'S COLOURS
An exhibition of original paintings by
The Pavilion Gallery
Bank Holiday Monday May 30th
FLINT STABLE STUDIOS OPEN DAY - 12th JUNE 2011
Flint Stable Studio, West End, Essendon, Hatfield AL9 5RQ, will be open between 10 - 5 as part of the Essendon Open Gardens Sunday, with an exhibition of original paintings and prints by Christine Spence.
See: www.christinespence.co.uk for further details.
CHILDWICKBURY ARTS FAIR 1-3 JULY 2011
Childwickbury Arts Fair, Childwickbury House, St Albans AL3 6JX www.childwickbury-arts-fair.com/
See Herts Visual Arts Members Marshall Colman (Ceramics), Karen Davies (Stained Glass), Helen Robinson (Stained Glass), Anthony Wildig (Watercolours) at this popular annual event.
Festival of Silk Painting, July 23rd - 24th 2011 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wanstead House, The Green, Wanstead, LONDON E11 2NT
THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS 150th CELEBRATORY EXHIBITION 30 JUNE - 9 JULY 2011 (10am to 5pm /1pm last day)
The SWA have come a long way since the mid 1800s when it was viewed as quite outrageous for ladies to publicly show their artwork. SWA Members alongside some talented non-members, will be showcasing paintings and sculpture in all media, along with original prints, etchings and ceramics at The Mall Galleries (near Admiralty Arch) London SW1.
There will be a retrospective in the East Gallery to celebrate the work of prominent women artists who played such an important role in the development and life of the Society, featuring artists such as Dame Laura Knight.
SWA President Barbara Penketh Simpson says "The Society, with its unique history, is constantly developing as a diverse, vital and forward-looking organisation seeking to promote talented women artists".
A private view is being held on 29th June and will be opened at 11am by Patron Princess Michael of Kent, tickets can be purchased on the door.
Look out for the work of Herts Visual Arts members Jackie Grisley and Kim Roskell who both have paintings exhibited in the show.
NATIONAL MARQUETRY EXHIBITION - ST. ALBANS
The National Marquetry Exhibition is being hosted by the St. Albans & Harrow Groups at:
The dates for the Exhibition are from Saturday 28th May until Saturday 4th June. Opening times are 10am to 5pm, except for Saturday 4th June which will be from 10am to 1pm.
CHARLES WESTGARTH (SCULPTURE) & STEVE PARKES (PAINTINGS) 4 - 30 JUNE 2011
A&K Wilson Gallery
BAYSWATER ROAD ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
In London on a Sunday between 8am and 5pm (approx) do introduce yourself to Herts Visual Arts Member Haydn Dickenson who has a regular Pitch (33) selling his art from the railings of Kensington Gardens on the Bayswater Rd, London W2 at the Notting Hill end, close to Queensbury Tube.
'PUBLIC OPENING', A SOLO EXHIBITION BY AVIVA LEEMAN
UH Galleries, St. Albans are delighted to present Public Opening, a solo show by London-based emerging artist Aviva Leeman which runs to 10 July 2011 at the Museum of St. Albans Mon-Sat 10-5/Sun 2-5.
Leeman’s practice spans different material forms and contexts, combining installation art, public art and participatory strategies, and design methodologies. Concerned with notions of ‘public experience’ in our physical realities and everyday language, Leeman is driven by a desire for communal engagement. Her work offers opportunities for playful interaction and contribution, with communication an underlying theme. Text as spectacle is a recurring device.
Public Opening presents new thematic work made by Leeman as a response to a period of research at the Museum of St Albans, and reflects her approach to the archive as a series of articulations of moments in history, rather than a repository of dormant artifacts. Public Opening will reanimate the gallery with a sense of ‘the event’, taking the opening of the Museum in 1898 as a starting point. The exhibition combines installation, sculptural objects and recontextualised archive material.
A new piece, Things are Looking Up dominates the space. This colourful canopy of bunting provides a vehicle for extracts from the inaugural speech at the opening of the museum. The quotes convey a sense of civic obligation and pride, serving as an optimistic, exuberant statement at this time of uncertainty in the sector. Hand-letterpressed by the artist, the print medium references St Albans’ industrial history, while the pennants evoke a sense of nostalgia for the Britain of yesteryear. The gallery floor, covered by a dense carpet of confetti, adds to the sense of the afterward.
Accompanying works draw on other aspects of the opening ceremony and early history of the Museum of St Albans. Platform is a sculptural piece that continues the theme of public address and references the early use of the Museum as a site for the delivery of public lectures. Collected Figureheads offers the chance to return the gaze of key witnesses to local events over the last century.
Aviva Leeman studied at Camberwell College of Arts (1999) and the RCA (2002). She is currently researching a PhD at Central Saint Martins, re-examining our encounter with the written word in recent art practices. Leeman has shown work and developed commissions for galleries and non-gallery contexts in London and beyond. Selected exhibitions include at Hatfield House, Pump House Gallery, Aldwych Tube Station and County Hall. She has had installations commissioned for the South Bank Centre and Norwich Castle Museum. She won Eastern Approaches 2009, and is a former recipient of a studio award from the Association for Cultural Advancement through the Visual Arts (ACAVA), and the Jurgen Scholz Award for Creative Excellence.
For further information please contact UH Galleries on:
Telephone: 01707284290 www.go.herts.ac.uk/uhgalleries