Exhibitions & Events

A selection of detours to make from your Open Studios visits during September


In addition to the exhibition the following demonstrations by members of Herts Visual Arts Textile Group, will also be taking place:
17th September
   Barbara Weeks - needle felting by machine
   Jackie Bennett -  needle felting
24th September
   Barbara Weeks - needle felting by machine
   Kate Toms - fabric collage
1st October
   Tessa Barnes - silk painting
   Marian Murphy - hand stitching
8th October
   Elspeth Hector- knitting with wire
   Marian Murphy - hand stitching
   Jackie Hodgson - print and stitch
15th October
   Linda Gifford - photoshop / digital textiles
   Connie Flynn - stitched patchwork
22nd October
   Elspeth Hector - knitting with wire
   Tessa Barnes - silk painting
   Catherina Petit van Hoey-  needle felting  with hand stitch



'Collective Harmony', Kim Major-George

'Lamellae', Bernie Grist

Following their successful event at the Boxfield Gallery earlier this year, an exhibition showcasing the work of BBH Print Society Members is taking place at the

Letchworth Arts Centre (2 The Arcade, Letchworth, Herts SG2 3EW). 

A great opportunity to pick up one of over 300 original hand pulled (framed / unframed) prints, at well below gallery prices.

Herts Visual Arts members are invited to the Preview Night on Friday 2nd September 7.00-9.30pm.

For further details contact Kim Major-George E: kim@majorgeorge.co.uk or visit www.bbhprintsociety.org.uk



"To truly soar", Marie Boyle

The exhibition runs from 

Sat 27 August to Tues 27 September 2011

Opening Days: Saturday to Wednesday (inclusive) from 12.00 to 17.00 (Last entry 16.30)

Over 60 sculptures by the Oxford Sculptors Group are being exhibited in the Claydon House Estate Gardens (Middle Claydon, Bucks MK18 2EX).

The work is both traditional and contemporary including figurative work as well as many  animal sculptures, all made in a wide range of materials.

The Gardens provide a superb backdrop for the collection, an unexpected jewel tucked away in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

"Nautilus Heart", William Illsley



In the Estates courtyard you can find The Carriage House Restaurant,The Courtyard Tea Rooms, Lucinda Brown Gallery, Kate Edwards Studio (metalwork artist), not to mention the splendid Claydon House itself run by The National Trust.

"Woman of another time", Christine Burgess


ART EXHIBITION St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle


See Sculptures by

HVA Member Claudia Brown alongside

Watercolours by Arthur Manton Lowe in this delightful setting.

The exhibition, being held in association with the ME Trust, runs from 20 Sept - 1 Oct 2011.

Open 10am-4pm

(closed Sun 25 Sept)



Windsor Castle admission fees apply.



Butterfly World, Nectar House Café
Miriam Lane, off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts AL2 3NY
(01727) 869203




TRACIE MURCHISON Solo Exhibition at The Sara Preisler Gallery, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA

1st August to 30 September 2011.

The Sara Preisler Gallery is located within The Custard Factory, Birmingham's revolutionary new arts and media quarter.

On show is a range of Tracie's work that uses her technique of layering wood with silk and paper creating artwork that has texture and vibrant colour contrasting with the smooth hard edges of wood.


0121 248 4445

Also visit HVA Member Tracie Murchison in September in New Barnet as she is sharing studio space with Niru Reid and Karen Davies as part of Herts Open Studios.


SP Gallery

Window Display at Sarah Priesler Gallery


'ENIGMA' at the Tavern Gallery

INSIDEout Contemporary Art, will be holding its next exhibition at the Tavern Gallery, 8 High Street, Meldreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6JU, from Thursday 15 September to Sunday 2 October 2011, open Thursdays to Sundays, 10-4.

The exhibition, entitled Enigma, will comprise digital photography, paintings, prints and sculpture by Lupe Cunha, D-Bar, Anne Houghton, Richard Phillips, Jan Reichmann and Sue Sanders.  It will be curated by Sue Sanders.

For further information about the exhibition please contact Sue Sanders at susan_sanders@btinternet.com.  Details of the location of the Tavern Gallery can be found on its website www.taverngallery.co.uk. For information about INSIDEout’s artists and their work see www.insideoutartists.co.uk.