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...

HERTS OPEN STUDIOS 2014

You can download a pdf or pick up a printed copy from your local library or tourist information office or any of these locations.  ... or email openstudios@hvaf.org.uk to arrange to have a copy posted to you.

Herts Open Studios 2014

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'BEYOND THE HORIZON'

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'NOTHINGNESS' 17 Aug - 14 Sept 2014

'Nothingness' includes the work of five artists with links to Digswell Arts: Hideki Arichi, Ella Carty, Jo Howe, Alex McIntyre and William White. These artists respond to the theme of nothingness using a variety of media: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Drawing.

Originally inspired by an edition of 'Start the Week', a BBC R4 programme in which the idea of 'nothingness' was examined from different perspectives, these artists bring their own creative insight to the subject.

For Alex McIntyre 'nothingness' is a leap of faith; the emptiness into which inspiration rushes. Nothingness is difficult to comprehend because the very act of considering it changes it. It is glimpsed at the periphery of consciousness: both before and after, ecstasy and grief. For this exhibition Alex is producing drawings that question human states of being.

Ella Carty's work is a personal exploration of the existential state of 'nothingness'. Her paintings of landscapes evoke a sense of both isolation and stillness. There is a sense in which these empty and seductive landscapes are both intriguing and unsettling. Her use of colour and its capacity to entice emotion is striking. Ella says 'I wanted to convey a sense of unreality as well as detachment, to communicate a sense of how it feels to be in a state of nothingness.'

Jo Howe explores the notion of 'nothingness' by exploring emotional responses to 'the space in-between'. Jo's practice focuses on the frustrations of human communication working with old manuscripts that bear the physical imperfections and aromas of past human handling and thus retain elements of their human presence. The book or page becomes a tool for looking inwards to our evolving personal narratives rather than the read contents of the book as text.

William White is a printmaker based in Cornwall. His take on 'nothingness' is a study of the satellite dishes at Goonhilly on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall, which are currently in the process of being recommissioned. Goonhilly is a cluster of satellite dishes known for receiving the first ever Trans-Atlantic satellite TV images, broadcast by Telstar in1962. These gigantic structures, seemingly staring at nothing were perfect inspiration for the title 'nothingness'.

Hideki Arichi is a British born Japanese artist. He is approaching the idea of 'nothingness' by reading Eastern philosophical interpretations found in Zen Buddhism and by identifying personal reactions and indicators to these. The work includes paintings, drawings and prints.

The Gallery at Parndon Mill,
Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HP
01279 426 042
info@parndonmill.co.uk
www.parndonmill.co.uk

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'VIVACE' - Art inspired by Music

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CAMBRIDGE ORIGINAL PRINTMAKERS EXHIBITION

Cambridge Original Printmakers will open its doors for the first time on Saturday 27 September until 4 October 2014 at

The Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB
(opposite the fabulous Fitzbillies restaurant). www.cambridgeoriginalprintmakers.com

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NEW MAYNARD GALLERY OPEN WINNERS, 18 JULY - 13 SEPT 2014

See full article about the three exhibitors

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WATERCOLOURS BY HEATHER FITZ & BARBARA KIFF

An exhibition of watercolours by Heather Fitz & Barbara Kiff will be on display 26 July - 20 September 2014 at
Royston Museum & Art Gallery
5 Lower King Street, Royston SG8 5AL
(Open Wed/Thurs/Sat 10-4.45)

By Heather Fitz

By Barbara Kiff

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EAST HERTS OPEN STUDIOS PREVIEW & WORKSHOPS

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SIX PRINTMAKERS

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KHANYA

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'ARRIVAL', 16-27 SEPT 2014

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HITCHIN ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2014

One of the oldest art clubs in Hertfordshire displays its range of talent at Letchworth Arts Centre from September 2 to September 25.

The Arts Centre is at 2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW and is open from 10.00 till 5.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00 till 3.00 on Saturdays.

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'IN CONTEMPLATION OF TREES'

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'BIRDS' by Ruth Gurney

Ruth Gurney, a familiar face at Tim’s Art Supplies, 17 Churchgate, Hitchin SG5 1DN; will be showing her original prints in Tim’s shop window from 1 - 27 September 2014 (Open: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat).

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ABOUT BRICK LANE, 18-30 Sept 2014

The vibrant Brick Lane area of East London is the subject of artwork by 11 contemporary artists showing at Espacio Gallery in this two-week exhibition,  Curated by Liz Whiteman Smith, About Brick Lane pieces together the complex story of the Brick Lane area using artworks from 11 perspectives interpreted through multiple art forms: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video.  Further information

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ARTISTS & MAKERS FAIR - THAME
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'SHATTERING THE CANON: Post-Impressionism & British Art'
Higgins

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BBH PRINT SOCIETY

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LINE AND LOCATION

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'LONDON' by Edward Bawden

London

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BODY & VOID: ECHOES OF MOORE IN CONTEMPORARY ART  1 May-26 Oct 2014
 
A major exhibition at The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire, will for the first time put on show works by some of the most recognised contemporary artists alongside those of Henry Moore. The exhibition will look at how Henry Moore’s sculptural vocabulary has been explored and reinterpreted by contemporary artists, placing their works alongside some of Moore’s key works. The exhibition will be spread across the outdoor landscape at Perry Green as well as in two of the artist’s favourite working spaces on the estate, the Exhibition Gallery and the carving studio, now opened up for the public to visit.   Full details...

 
The exhibition is curated by Anita Feldman, Head of Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation. A fully illustrated catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition. The Foundation will also release for sale a previously unpublished limited edition graphic, Opening Form II (1979).

The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts SG10 6EE Open Wed–Sun & Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm
And for a summary of 
Open Studios currently happening across the UK visit www.openstudiocomms.org

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