October 2014


Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter.  Herts Open Studios came to a close last weekend.  Our thanks go to not only all the participating artists but also to the wider team involved with the organisation and promotion of this fantastic event. 


Amongst the projects we brought to our members attention this month are the chance to exhibit at Harrow Arts Centre, a pop-up gallery in St. Albans, and the opportunity to take part in a papermaking weekend and more ...

Forthcoming HVA Events

Places still available for the talk by graffiti Artist and Gallery Owner Pure Evil on 20 October 2014...
and bookings now being taken for another fascinating evening on 19 November 2014 with Gary Nicholls talking about Steampunk Photography !


Including updates from the Sculpture, Printmaking & Textile groups, and our regular Postcard from Shetland.

Tower of London Poppies

If you haven’t seen the incredible installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first day of Britain's involvement in the First World War June Faulkner urges you to go and see it.

Jo's Web Wizardry

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for ‘chit-chat’
It is an international movement where creative people come together to share their ideas in an informal presentation format. This month, I share my recent Pecha Kucha experience with you, consider the benefits of presenting work to an online audience and celebrate the movie-making technology that puts publishing in the hands of us all.

Belinda's Bash

Turning your Art or Craft into an Xtreme Sport
If you are looking for the excitement of Xtreme sport but too scared to snowboard down an advanced slope or jump off the top of a mountain – or if you’ve failed to nail your ollies in the local skateboard park – then the relatively safe excitement of producing an Xtreme art video may be the thing for you.