Hertford Arts Hub
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Wednesdays and Thursdays 1pm-5pm & Saturdays 11am-3pm
Hertford Arts Hub in detail…
Covid-19 update: We are closed until further notice.
Hertford Arts Hub: Creating a new, high quality, public art gallery in Hertford’s Culture Quarter.
Developing Hertfordshire Arts heritage
Community engagement with art and artists
Arts education for children and adults
Architect's concept study to bring back to life two iconic and disused locations.
It is planned to house a permanent collection of the works of an international artist, Alan Davie, who lived and worked in Hertford for 50 years and is collected by The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate, London.
Hertford has been a local centre for 1000 years. The remains of the Castle, first constructed in 1086, where Queen Elizabeth1 lived as a child, are still in in use today as Hertford Town Council meeting rooms and public space.
This beautiful town provides a relaxed atmosphere for people interested in Culture and the Arts of all mediums. Whether you take inspiration from the historic buildings, beautiful parks or just sitting in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants watching the world go by you’ll be in good company.
An annual Hertford Arts Festival showcases and promotes local talent, including an Art Trail with different local artists exhibiting in local shops and businesses.
The development of the Hertford Arts Hub at the Old Hertford Brewery on Hartham Lane is in the middle of Hertford’s Cultural Quarter which includes Hertford Theatre, Courtyard Arts, Hertford Museum, Hertford Library and the Company of Players.
Alan Davie was born in Grangemouth, Scotland in 1920. Davie began his career as a poet and jazz musician before becoming a painter, combining these disciplines throughout the rest of his career. Harnessing his engagement with jazz, Zen Buddhism and prehistoric cultures, his innovative drawings and paintings are the result of a highly improvisatory process that place emphasis on free association and artistic intuition.
Alan Davie: Alan Davie: Sunbirds and Skybands, An introduction to The Hopi Studies
Exhibition Opening Times
February - September 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays – 1.00pm-5.00pm
Saturdays – 11.00am-3.00pm
This exhibition presents how the artist, Alan Davie, immersed himself in source material about Hopi pottery designs and in a process of complete transformation, created a series of dazzlingly powerful paintings reminiscent of icons, saints and totems.
The Hertford Arts Hub is excited to have Laura Hudson now in Residence.
Laura Hudson will be working in the Hertford Arts Hub gallery during February and March and hoping to interact with gallery visitors dropping in on Saturdays between 11am and 3pm. Admission is free.
Visitors can collaborate with Laura on the development of her Archive of Uncertain Things, devised in response to the work of Alan Davie and his use of symbols and signs.
Laura Hudson is a cross-disciplinary artist, curator and writer currently working between drawing and painting. In 2018, Laura won the student award at Trinity Buoy Wharf (Jerwood) Drawing Prize.
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