Michelle Grdon, Magic
David Laws, Life Study
How do you describe your Gallery?:
Together with our artists' studios our gallery exhibits works by local artists throughout the year and participates in local celebrations and events to help promote the cultural life of the city and county. The gallery is also a base for Framework Herefordshire, a support network for young and emerging artists which encourages peer support and exhibition opportunities to develop personal practice and curatorial skills.
Do you specialise in any particular artform or craft?:
We specialise in many artforms including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, textiles and much more. We also offer poetry and music events and promote collaborative working by artists across a range of genre.
What's important to you when you choose whose work to exhibit and sell?:
We like to encourage artists who wish to exhibit their work to develop their craft and understanding of how their work is received by a public audience. While sales of work are promoted we feel work should be made available for visitors to appreciate and enjoy even if not for sale.
What's coming up this year?:
We regularly participate in local celebrations which in 2022 includes the Hereford Three Choirs Festival. We are also working in collaboration with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust to celebrate the conservation and improvement of our wild areas entitled 'Wilder Hereford' and is focusing on Hereford City nature reserves. Our h.Art exhibition will run from 17th August to 11th September 2022 and will feature our studio artists both in the gallery and as open studios.
Your notable exhibitions in the last few years:
Into the Meadows, June/July 2020 online exhibition of art and poetry with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. Richard Bavin, Tree Artist: Several exhibitions of his residencies in local woods and orchards. Magna Carta, artists responses to the Kings Writ and Forest Charter, 2015 and 2017 Forest Friends: Artists from Royal Forest of Dean as part of FAVOS (Forest Open Studios).
Who are the Artists you show on a regular basis:
Our resident studio and other local artists including, Artsite 3 and Framework Herefordshire members, Richard Bavin, Marion Campbell, Jill Crowther, Kate Dawson, Doug Eaton, Chris Hall, David Laws, Patrick Mooney, Chris Williams.