Menna Elfyn portrait by Clae Eastgate
Clae Eastgate
Ceramic dogs by Claire Billinglsey
Claire Billingsley
A Break in the Blizzard by Sean Crawfod
Sean Crawford
Croquet Lawn in Snow_ mixed media
Kathryn Moore
Tryptich frame OPEN
Sara Jane Harper

 h.Art 2024 happens on

Sat 7 to Sun 15 September 

Take your time to feel uplifted and inspired by Herefordshire's creative people. 

Enrich your homes and lives with their wonderfully varied art and craftworks.

 

How to explore - 

Click on ‘All Venues’ at the top of the page. You can choose to explore by location, artist, artform, venue or gallery. Each venue page has a link to google maps or you can download the printed guide version of the Count map here.

Artists and galleries update their pages through out the year, so you can check out what’s new with them and follow your favourites until the end of the year.

Artist images and information is appearing daily on site as artists & venues sign up to Take Part. Everyone taking part will be on site by mid March, check out the site again then.

 

Download the printed 2023 guide - click on the word, or find it via the navigation bar at the top of this page. The 2024 guide will be available to download mid July.

We'd love you to hold onto your guide, you can use it as an artist directory to get back in touch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and Venues taking part - scroll down on this page to the Artist Notice Board for participant information and updates.

Taking Part  -  Information on How to Take Part for Sat 7 - Sun 15 Sept can be found in the Take Part section of this site. The forms are OPEN now and CLOSE on 6 March.

If you are an artist or venue interested in taking part but want to join with someone else or you're looking for artists to join you, check out the Artist Notice Board Call Outs at the bottom of this page up to March.

Please email Mel with your call out information, if you would like to have it included on the Board later in the year, or to ask to be included on the h.Art artist/venue email contact list: info@h-art.org.uk 

 

 

 

6 February

Take Part forms OPEN
All artists & galleries complete Profile Form 1

One person from each venue completes Venue Form 2

Help to answer your queries from both the h.Art Organiser and The Advisory Group

6 March

Deadline for Taking Part
Both forms close

May - June

Advisory Group members contact Venue Organisers

Support for participants to discuss and exchange ideas with neighbouring venues

17 & 18 July

Publicity Pick Up
for participants.
Check for updates on
Artist Notice Board

h.Art Week

Christmas Open Studios

Last Nov weekend
First Dec weekend

Artist Notice Board

CALL OUTS FROM ARTISTS & VENUES for 2024

If you have any ‘call outs’ you would like me to share via the website and future E newsletters, please email Mel the wording formatted along the lines of the call outs on the next Notice Board.

Artists seeking others:

Jane Blair - I am a potter looking to be invited to join a group for hArt. I produce contemporary slab-built vessels withdrawn and relief images. My inspiration is wildlife and the constantly changing surroundings. I am available to assist at the venue and would prefer the blue area as I am in Monmouthshire. My work can be seen on Instagram @janeblairceramics

Contact: jane13blair@gmail.com

 

Lesley Brankin - I am an award winning textile and mixed media artist wishing to join in with group of artists for h.Art. I know what is involved and am fully prepared to be actively involved in promotion, stewarding etc. 

I no longer drive so require a venue which I can travel to using public transport/walk  for stewarding etc. - Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury or Hereford (town centre would be ideal. I will have transport/ help to set up/take down. You can see examples of my work at www.lesleybrankin.com  or on IG @lesleybrankinart  

Contact Lesley at 07896 119905  

 

Jo Raynor - Hello, I'm new to h.Art and hoping to be able to join a venue - possibly on the eastern side of the county: Ledbury; Bromyard etc. I am a recently retired art lecturer, setting up a textile art and mixed media collage practice. I am happy to steward as needed, or run visitor workshops if appropriate. I am in the process of building a website, but my work can be seen on Instagram @joraynor

Contact Jo: 07939818105 joraynor006@gmail.com

 

Catherine Murray - I’m a photographer looking to join a mixed group for hArt 2024.

I take images of the beautiful Herefordshire landscape, which are printed on aluminium and framed in a contemporary style.

Having lived in Herefordshire for many years and exhibited successfully at hArt before, I have recently moved out of county to live with my new husband; so I’m looking for a group to invite me to join them.

I am flexible on area, but near to Hereford or Ross on Wye would be ideal.  I would be available to assist at the venue during the show.

Please get in touch, if you can help me out.

Contact Catherine at:  07973 5432821 cmrmurray@icloud.com

 

Natasha Powell - Hello, I'm new to h.Art and looking to join a venue in and around the golden valley ideally. I paint watercolour and ink British wildlife with some landscapes.  I am happy to steward for a number of days with possibility of being available throughout.   

Contact natasha_j101@icloud.com 07866541088

 

Pippa Lloyd - I make wood fired, salt glazed stoneware. I have a studio space in Huntington near Kington. I am looking for fellow artists who would like to share my space. I am interested in sharing with a range of different artists.

Contact Pippa at: yewtreepottery@gmail.com

 

Carol Dash - I am looking to share a venue for 2024 h.Art. I am a felter and ideally, I’d like to be in the Bromyard/North/East area near to where I live and work. My website is: 

https://www.caroldashtextileart.co.uk/

Please contact: caroldash@icloud.com

 

Anna Mcloughlin (Anna Fine Jewellery) - I design and make fine jewellery using recycled precious metals and gemstones and would love to exhibit at a venue in either central Hereford or Ross on Wye. I'm happy to steward for one or two days if this is required, but I wouldn't be able to be there for the whole of h.Art. My work can be viewed at http://www.annafinejewellery.co.uk
Please contact Anna at: info@finejewellery.co.uk

 

Venues seeking artists:

Leominster - Grange Court is a Grade 2* Listed heritage building near the centre of Leominster town. We are wheelchair accessible and have a cafe serving homemade cakes and lunches. The exhibition space is an internal space of about 900 square foot  suitable for both hanging and table displays with a beautiful secure walled garden where outdoor works can be displayed. We have some car parking but are also within a couple of minutes walk of Etnam Street or Broad Street car parks. We are looking for a variety of media to have something to interest everyone. 

Contact Jacky at marketing@grangecourt.org

 

Hereford - Our City Centre venue in Hereford is the perfect canvas for your Artistic expression. We have worked with h.Art previously and are excited to offer our unique space to emerging/established artists. We would cover the Venue Fee. Artists to manage own event and promotions (we will also share on all SM platforms). We can offer Spacious Interiors, Gallery walls and may have the space for Collaboration opportunities. See our venue here: www.theleftbankvillage.co.uk Contact Claire on claire@herefordleftbank.com

 

North - St Michaels Church near Tenbury has spaces for more artists/craftspeople. Fixed fee to cover costs with no commission. No compulsion to man the event but always welcome.

For details contact Julie -  juliear_9@hotmail.com or 07807 373132.

 

North - Discover Parks are calling out for suitable artists to exhibit their work at 2 fabulous locations in North Herefordshire.

Happy to share h.Art advertising costs and have staffed receptions at both parks so can direct visitors to displays.

www.discoverparks.co.uk

Pearl Lake Country Park at Shobdon is a 5* holiday park set in 100 acres.

Our guests and visitors consist of holiday home owners (lodges & caravans) self catering visitors (several cottages & caravans to rent on park) & touring visitors (camping, motorhome and caravan owners). So a great through put of potential customers already on site before we even open the gates to the public.

Pearl Lake itself sits in 115 acres and is the county’s largest natural lake which is glacial. It’s surrounded by 20 acres of ancient woodland so a wonderful venue for big sculptures or art work. The park has a Lakeside Bistro & Bar where there is wall space for suitable art and a large community room, which again is available for displays large or small.

Arrow Bank Country Park at Eardisland is in the heart of the village and sits on the River Lugg. Its hosts holidays homes/lodges, 6 self catering lodges & a large 5* touring site.

There is an attractive Border Oak Reception on entering which has a large floor to ceiling Conference Room, a perfect gallery space for art displays. Again staffed from 8.30 - 5pm each day with a good throughput of visitors.

Please contact jules@discoverparks.co.uk 07812 997371

 

West  - Oil & Oak in Hay-on-Wye are looking for 3D artists to join us in a collaborative exhibition for the art trail. If you're interested please email Abi via abioilandoak@gmail.com

 

 

 

Are you looking for artists to join you at your venue, or searching for a great space to show at next year?

If anyone is looking for anyone/anything specific and you want me to put out your request on the Artist Notice Board and in the next h.Art ENewsletter. Please let Mel know.  Be specific about what you are looking for and what you are offering and include relevant contact details.

Something along these lines, e.g., from a venue

Joe Bloggs - I have a barn five miles from Hereford which I think would be a fantastic venue for sculptors, but I would want the artists to organise everything, but I will contribute X percentage of the Venue fee payment. See my venue here/link Contact Joe at X to chat informally.

 

Call outs for Old Mayors Parlour & Hellens Manor Sculpture Trail

*Calling all Creatives! h.Art Prize 2024*

You could win £1000, £800 or £500 to further your creative practice, as well as the use of the Old Mayor's Parlour exhibition space and free entry into h.Art.

For the eighth year running, the Church Street Charitable Trust will be offering three Herefordshire-based artists the opportunity to exhibit for the month of September.

Ways to apply:

Online/Download: visit www.oldmayorsparlour.com and fill in the form online or email to us.

Email: gallery.omp@outlook.com

Post: Print the form from the website and post to The Craft Gallery, Old Mayor's Parlour, 23 Church Street, Hereford, HR1 2LR.

The application deadline is 24th February. Winners will be notified by 1st March.

 

 

 SCULPTURE TRAIL at Hellens Manor - We are very excited to announce that we will be running another this year.

The theme for this years' trail will be 'WASTELAND TO WONDERLAND'.

We are looking for artists that are able to create exciting work in response to this theme.

The trail will be exhibited in the meadow of Hellens Manor which is frequented by many walkers and will also be up during Hellens Garden Festival which attracts around 4000 people over the weekend. Work exhibited will be installed OUTSIDE for 1 month.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION TO APPLY.

Deadline for applications is 31st March 2024. We will announce the successful applicants at the beginning of April.

One of the featured artists from the exhibition will then be chosen to win a 1 WEEK ARTIST RESIDENCY at Hellens Manor.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information.

soesen@hellensgardenfestival.co.uk

 

h.Art Emerging Artist Bursary - Opens 6 Feb, closes 6 March

h.Art offers up to two bursaries to emerging professional artists, with the aim of supporting those who have chosen to live and work in the county and who wish to take part in h.Art.

The bursary is for the value of £223, it’s a non-cash prize.

Bursary applicants can choose how they want to take part:

1 - You can open your own studio, with a 1/6-page event entry and your Artist Sign Up fee covered. 

2 - You can be part of a group of your choice.  Your proportion of the group event entry fee will be covered, up to the value of £185 and your £38 Artist Sign Up fee will be covered.

 

IMPORTANT:

If you are successful in getting a bursary - and have already registered as an open studio, or as part of a group and paid, you and the venue organiser will each be given a refund totalling £223.

If you are unsuccessful in getting a bursary - but you have gone ahead with registration for any event and paid, your commitment will still stand and you/the venue organiser will not be offered any refund.  

 

Criteria

  • Applicants must live or have an established studio address within the Herefordshire county boundaries.
  • Applications from artists and makers working in any media are welcomed.
  • Applicants must be new to semi/professional arts practice, and been in business for no longer than 24 months.
  • Successful artists are required to take part in publicity in connection with the bursary.
  • Applicants must not have received the h.Art bursary before

How to apply

Please request an application form by emailing: info@h-art.org.uk

The application must be submitted with up to ten images of your work. Images should be printed or emailed as jpegs files. Applications can be posted or emailed.

Applicants who refer the Advisory Group to a website or any social media site to see their images will not be considered.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: 5pm, 6 March

 

Selection

The h.Art Advisory Group will consider applications on 12 March.

Bursaries will be awarded based on the quality of artwork and application

Up to two bursaries awards can be made, though the Advisory Group may decide to make no awards. The decision of the h.Art Advisory Group is final.