Exhibitions & Events

Still time to catch the HVA Exhibition at Bishops Stortford College and Icara, Icara at St. Albans Museum ... click here to see full details from our February issue about these exhibiitions that are still running, also read on to discover the wide range of events on offer this month...


CONTEMPORARY WOOD TURNING - 10 Feb to 10 March 2012 One Church Street Gallery - Great Missenden

Work by Nick Arnull, Robert Bishop, Jason Breach, Frans Brown, Malcolm Farrant, George Foweraker, Margaret Garrard, Robin Goodman, Paul Hannaby, Sue Harker, Phil Irons, Stuart King, Gabor Lacko & Patricia Spero, Eleanor Lakelin, Graham Lester, Trevor Lucky, Andy Mason, Stuart Mortimer, Joey Richardson, Lee Robert Sneddon, Dave Springett, Lars Stole, Roy Weare, Chris Williams & Rosemary Wright will be on show at this exhibition of Contemporary Wood Turning.

by Joey Richardson

by Lars Stole

One Church Street Gallery, 1 Church Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire,HP16 0AX.
 Gallery hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11 - 4
 T: 01494 863344
 W: www.onechurchstreet.com
 E: lyndsey@onechurchstreet.co.uk


'LESS IS MORE', The Power of the Monochromatic Photograph and the Empty Vessel

The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted is holding an exhibition of monochrome photographs and empty vessels from 22nd February until 17th March 2012.

The exhibition examines the quiet but powerful intensity that photographic images, free from multiple colour, can exude and marries this with the quiet intensity of the three dimensional empty vessel. 

All work shown is by local artists who live or work in the Chilterns and surrounding counties. 

The exhibition will be open for visitors on Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm.

The Upstairs Gallery, (above the Post Office), 268 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1AQ


'Dinner is Over' by Itziar Olaberria

'Facing North' by Itziar Olaberria


PRAESENTIA 20-31 March 2012



Dates:  Tuesday 7 February - Tuesday 27 March 2012  
Time:  Doors open 5.15pm, lecture starts at 5.30pm 
Venue:  University of Hertfordshire A166, Lindop Building, College Lane Campus 

‘Critical Dialogue’ is a lecture series designed to explore how contemporary art interacts with the social, political and philosophical dimensions of the contemporary world and where it intersects with other disciplines and discourses.

The series features invited artists, curators, critics and other thinkers of national and international standing and incorporates a Q&A session.

For further information please contact Shelley Piper, Critical Dialogue Assistant,  (criticaldialogue@herts.ac.uk).  No need to book but to help monitor attendance please sign in upon arrival. 

Click here for details of March Lectures.


Exhibition at Rhodes Complex 4 April - 2 May 2012

Work by four Mums from in and around Furneux Pelham who love to paint and make, including HVA Member Paula Cherry , will be on show at The Rhodes Complex in Bishops Stortford.

HVA Members are invited to meet the artists at the Private View on the evening of Thursday 5th April 6-8pm, or on Saturday 14th April between 10-3pm.

RSVP:  artbycherry@yahoo.co.uk

The exhibition runs from 4 April - 2nd May


"My greatest inspiration is colour . My aim is to create evocative and vibrant images using a contrast of textures or medium . When the canvas I'm working on reminds me of a favourite dream I usually stop painting" Nikkisims1234@btinternet.com Image 'Sunset Geisha'


"My work is inspired by atmospheric and seasonal qualities of nature, natural forms and landscape. I love to experiment with materials. www.paulacherry.co.uk Image 'Mist'


"I thoroughly enjoy painting with vibrant colours and especially enjoy sharing my love for animals through my work." Image 'Mad Cow'


Working in fine and sterling silver, all pieces are individually designed and handmade by Sally-Anne to create a range of beautiful contemporary jewellery. Image of Flower Brooch



Click here to read full article by Clare Kendal Bate who attended the Private View.

Art and Design Gallery, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB  

Gallery Opening Times:
  Monday to Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
  Saturday: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Tel: 01707 284290


'Let the SUN Shine'  27 - 31 March 2012 (10 -5) at
VIP Lounge, Cafe Yum, Hertford

Exhibition of new work by Lupe Cunha.


'LOST IN REVERIE', Palace Green Gallery 19 Feb - 4 Mar 2012

Featuring work by Kim Major-George and Julie Maginn, the exhibition explores both artists unique and varied exploration of texture to convey their dream-like concepts. As well as featuring in the exhibition, both artists will be present on the opening and closing days to meet and talk to visitors.

The installed works demonstrate both traditional and modern methodology in art practice. Kim Major-George raises the established form of printmaking to new and innovative heights, whereas Julie Maginn allows the layers of texture and paint to expose the intense sense of drama caught in her pieces.  Through hand embellishing threads and foils, melting plastic, layering up, peeling back and burnishing into her printing prints Kim Major-George creates fascinating collagraph prints. Julie Maginn paints translucent glazes on beautiful papers, which are layered with texture and depth. Allowing immense depth and clarity to surface in her work, Maginn’s quizzical faces push through to connect with the viewer and gain emotional response, to mirror the sensation of when two sets of eyes meet across a crowded room. Elements of fantasy and a powerful sense of drama are the main focus of Julie Maginn’s latest work and has been a constant throughout Kim Major-George’s practice. Her interest in poetry and philosophy, together with her studies of esoteric material, myths and Ancient civilizations, have fed the continuing thread that travels through Major-George’s work.

'Emelline' by Julie Maginn

'Divine Flowering' by Kim Major-George

Exhibition: 19th February to 4th March 2012, (Tuesdays - Sundays
11am – 5pm) curated by the Palace Green Gallery, the exhibition is located in the first floor of the Coach House Cafe.

Accessed via George’s Gate at Hatfield House, Palace Green Gallery is situated a short walk along the front of the old palace into the Stable Yard. Free carparking and entrance into Stable Yard.
 The Gallery is open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm. www.palacegreengallery.co.uk

Palace Green Gallery, Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield AL9 5NQ (for Sat NAV to take you to the correct visitor entrance use AL9 5HX) 



Ceramics, Paintings, Glass Work, Textiles and Sculpture created by The Barnet Collection will be on sale at the Britannia Centre, Britannia Road, North Finchley, LONDON N12 9RY www.britanniacentre.com on Saturday 24th March 12-6 and Sunday 25th March 11-4. 

For further information about the Barnet Collection visit www.thebarnetcollection.org

The event is being held in support of the Mayor of Barnet Cllr Lisa Rutter's Charities

by Annegret Ostberg

by Renos Lavithis

by Karen Davies

by June Faulkner



With a broader Garden & Landscape Inspired Theme this year, the 2012 Open Art Exhibition is being held this month in The Conservatory at Luton Hoo Walled Garden LU1 4LF
Click here for location map.

Opening Hours
Friday 16th:    12-5
Saturday 17th:   11-5
Sunday 18th:   11-5