The HVA exhibition is now showing at Harefield Hospital until 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.  The current exhibition at the HVA/East Street Arts Pop-Up Shop in Watford will be open until 14 March.  See 'Allez Allez' by Lisa Takahashi at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition this month.

Antony Gormley, Making Space

Harefield's rooftop sculpture was commissioned by Sir Magdi Yacoub for the Heart Science Centre and created by Turner Prize winning artist Antony Gormley.

Grayson Perry, Urn for the living

‘Harefield is a powerful expression of society’s love for the individual’ Grayson Perry, 2009. Urn for the Living was made after Perry observed several operations in Harefield Hospital’s theatres and was generously donated by the Turner Prize-winning artist to a charitable auction to benefit the hospital.  It has now been lent for display Janice and David Blackburn, London.

Catherine Yass, MRI

Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002, Yass collaborated with Dr Mary Morrell in 2007 to create 'MRI' as part of Wellcome Trust's SciArt Project.

Susan Aldworth, Heartworks

Heartworks was commissioned by rb&hArts and the Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit. The series consists of five 'lenticulars', each made from a number of images and appearing to move when looked at from different angles, suggesting the beating of the heart as it pumps blood around the body.

Quentin Blake, Draw the World

Harefield hosts an original painting by one of the most celebrated illustrators of our time, on loan from the Paintings in Hospitals Loan Collection.

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan's intricately designed motifs have earned him huge popularity as a modern cartoonist and can be found on everything from greetings cards to ball gowns. There are six signed works on loan from the artist currently at Harefield Hospital.

For more information about the arts programme at Harefield Hospital visit



The HVA & East Street Arts Pop-up shop opened on 22 February.  The current exhibition runs to Friday 14 March.

Throughout the exhibition some of the artists in residence will be giving you an insight into their practice by holding workshops and demonstrations. These practical sessions are free to attend but a contribution towards materials will be required.  

Saturday 1st March, 11am – 2pm – Have a go at silk painting with June Faulkner
Saturday 1st March, 2pm. Silk Scarf printing demonstration with Eleanor Sidaway
Sunday 2nd March, 2 – 4pm – Felt making with Claire Zammit.
Thursday 6th March, 6:30 – 8:30pm – Encaustic Wax demonstration by Julie Wrathall.
Saturday 8th March, 11am – 2pm – Have a go at silk painting with June Faulkner.
Saturday 9th March, 2pm - Silk Scarf printing demonstration with Eleanor Sidaway
Sunday 9th March, 2 – 4pm – Mini mono-printing with Sian Fenwick.
Thursday 13th March, 7:30 – 8:30pm - Ceramics demonstration by Sarah Crickmore.
Places are limited, first come first served. Register your place in advance on the facebook event page - 


'Allez! Allez!'

by LISA TAKAHASHI selected for
The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1A 2BJ
5 - 15 March 2014

(Private view on 4 March - official opening by Andrew Marr)

2014 kicked off with a flying start at the Takahashi Print Studio with 6 'Allez! Allez!'s and 6 'Tour de Force' winging their way to the cast of the forthcoming Lance Armstrong biopic, being made by Working Title Films.  Lisa's prints have acquired a huge surge in interest over at Rise Art, and Axisweb.  Congratulations Lisa !

Here is a small selection from Lisa Takahashi's latest body of work:

Lisa Takahashi
Lisa Takahashi
Lisa Takahashi
Lisa Takahashi
Lisa Takahashi



HVA Member Connie Flynn records her experiences whilst studying for a degree in Contemporary Textiles in Shetland via a monthly 'Postcard'.  FEBRUARY - No Boat, No Food in Shetland !

Photograph by Connie Flynn
Click here to view the series of postcards to-date