Hertford Arts Hub
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.
The Hertford Brewery Hertford
Tuesdays to Thursdays 1pm to 5pm
Saturdays 11am to 3pm
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.
ertford 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: Adventures in Colour
Exhibition Opening Times
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 1.00pm-5.00pm
Saturdays – 11.00am-3.00pm