Exhibitions & Events
A wide variety of work on show this November.
'DISCARDED MEMORIES' HEATHER BURWELL - SOLO EXHIBITION
'COLOURS, CONTOURS, TEXTURES'
1st - 12th November 2016.
‘Textile Expressions’ are a group of textile artists committed to promoting and raising awareness in current embroidery. (Pat Clayton, Shelagh O’Gorman, Audrey Critchley, Christine Rollitt, Jill Diane Izzard, Margaret Talbot, Christine Jenner, Carole Waddle, Joan Lamb, Joan West, Rosemary Watts & Dianne Whyte). The exhibition embraces: papier maché; mono-filament; batik; felt; tapestry; slashed, stitched, painted and collaged layers of fabric and paper, often using computer graphics as a starting point. ‘Embroidery’ is not what it was!
Each artist has created and developed, over time, their own individual approach and method of working, to produce wall hangings and framed or sculptural pieces. The work may be purely decorative, express feelings, convey a message or ask questions. It may draw on the past, present or future and may indeed contain one of several ideas. The work of the group is wide ranging and encompasses a broad, rich and diverse area.
The Upstairs Gallery, 268 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AQ. www.upstairsgallery.co.uk
'THE RUNAWAY FINGERS'
Liz Sergeant is one of seven UK-based artists exhibiting work in 'The Runaway Fingers' at Pushkin House, 5 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA until 13 November 2016.
The exhibition is a response to the imaginative world of Russian writer Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950), and includes paintings, photography and multi-media works specifically created for this show. A programme of events including artist talks, tours and studio visits have been organised to enable the public to become more closely acquainted with the artists’ work and the work of Khrzhizhanovksy. An unsung genius of Soviet literature, Khrzhizhanovksy was a writer of satirical and lyrical phantasmagorias. He has been compared to Kafka, Gogol, Borges and Edgar Allen Poe: he was censored and unpublished until 1989.
ST. ALBANS POP-UP EXHIBITION
HARPENDEN ARTS CLUB EXHIBITION
'MAKING AN IMPRESSION'
CATHY SMALE @ BALDOCK ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE
'A SENSE OF PLACE, A SLICE OF HISTORY'
To mark Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre’s move to new premises on The Wash opposite Hertford Theatre, HVA Member Hillary Taylor was invited to exhibit her townscape drawings at the new location. With Hertford and Bengeo drawings taking pride of place in the Information Office window, the exhibition continues inside to international and abstract cities from London to Sydney and more. The Centre was formally opened on 7 October 2016 by the Hertford town Mayor Dr Linda Radford pictured left above with Hillary Taylor. The exhibition runs until early November (date tbc).
Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre can be found at 10-12 The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PX. See full article and further images.