September 2014


Linda Warminger

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter.  We are pleased to announce that Opal Seabrook has volunteered to be our Glass Group Leader, Mandy Wax our Print Group Leader and we have a new addition to our membership team - Ramona Salciuc. If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer please view our latest vacancies.

Forthcoming HVA Events

A unique opportunity to hear someone who is at the cutting edge of street art talk about his journey from California in the 1990’s, to designing influential streetwear clothing, to working as a Grafitti artist, to opening the Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch, and much more!

Exhibitions & Events

After months of preparation - September and Herts Open Studios is finally here - plus a whole range of events and exhibitions taking place across the county...


Work by Justine Lois Thorpe accepted for the exhibition in the Mall Galleries by the Royal Society of Marine Artists ... and our regular Postcard from Connie Flynn in Shetland.

Arts Award

Are you able to support young people in developing their creativity?
Arts Award have a mission to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.

Jo's Web Wizardry

This September, we bring you a digest of some of the most popular and thought provoking Facebook Pages offering daily inspiration and advice.

Remember that if you are still mastering the world of Facebook, you can find our extensive support pages over on the HVA website. Be sure to read our Hints & Tips for advice on joining Facebook if you feel slightly lost!

Belinda's Bash

Heads or Tails…

The thing about Sidney Nolan is that whether painting animals or people - he gets down to the nitty-gritty of their soul. I first came across artist Nolan through his second wife’s book, One Traveller’s Africa – about the two of them travelling together: Sidney and Cynthia. Published in 1965 by Shenval Press Limited, the book has several colour plates of Sidney Nolan’s work – mostly animal portraits from the African travels that Cynthia describes. This was the first time I had come across his art.


Following the AGM we still have vacancies on the Organising Group (OG) for the roles of Vice Chairman and also Distribution Officer.  Please contact Mel Hilbrown if you would be interested in standing for either of these committee roles.