HVAF Newsletter September 2009

Exhibitions Events Opportunities


IT'S been a busy month for HVAF artists and volunteers, making last minute preparations for the launch of Open Studios, but finally we have lift off!

Herts Open Studios 2009

HERTS Open Studios 2009 has arrived, and with it the opportunity for the public to see the sheer volume, quality and range of visual art across the county.

Arts Council says 'No' to funding

HVAF GOES back to the drawing board after the Arts Council turned down an application for funding through its Grants for the arts programme.

AGM. Inside the sculptor's studio

HVAF's Annual General Meeting

presents 3D Photography by Bryan Parkes

Open to all members

Date: Tuesday 17th November 2009
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Room A161, Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB

Please see 4 documents attached with email: Agenda for the AGM, minutes of the previous meeting, Proposed changes to item 11 of the Constitution – the Forum’s Year and Audit and Nomination Form.

A few References for Identity

Work by Fiona Scheibl
Venue: Courtyard Arts
Port Vale, Hertford
15 - 26 September

Fiona Scheibl writes

I NORMALLY paint withered petals, over-exposed machinery and manic or sleeping dogs but, in this first solo show at Courtyard, I return to one of the traditional subjects of the old masters - the self portrait.


COMING up this Autumn, contemporary art collective INSIDEout will be showing Elements at Artshed, an exhibition based on earth, air, fire and water.


WHAT is contemporary art practice? Find out in a lecture series at the University of Hertfordshire. Places are free but limited, so book early. Also, Margaret Harvey Gallery is inviting applications for its annual Open Exhibition, plus more opportunities for exhibiting and details of funding...


EXPLORE new ways of working this Autumn with a series of innovative workshops across the county.

Specialist classes at Albion Arts include making original jewellery out of old biscuit tins, or creating a still life using foam, cling film and tissue. Phil Madley has announced new dates for Encaustic Wax painting classes, and for the more traditional craft experience there's an introduction to weaving and basketry at Triangle Garden.

Artist on File

LAUNCHING Artist on File, this issue takes a closer look at the work and practices of HVAF's Linda Gifford...

Members' Room

KEEPING you up to date with the day to day workings of HVAF... Jean Prince joins HVAF as a volunteer in the newly-created role of web support for members, and there are changes to news gathering as we say goodbye to Janet Tranter in her volunteer role as Newsdesk.


THE HVAF e-Newsletter provides a space for you to promote your work, through text, through images. In our next issue, we'll be offering a few pointers from the experts about how best to tackle your own PR.