Our current exhibition
Blood and Bone: interactive installation
6 July – 22 September 2019
A sensory exhibition specifically for family audiences, from Spacecadets Air Design. Spacecadets have taken inspiration from human biology and the artworks are inspired by cells and organisms inside our bodies. You are invited to explore, listen to and touch a series of giant breathing tunnels and caves suggestive of body organs, blood cells and bone.
Vanessa Stone: A Slice of North Hertfordshire
6 July – 15 September 2019
Vanessa Stone is a cut paper and collage artist who uses bold colours and pared down compositions that are primarily inspired by English countryside and townscapes. All Vanessa’s collages are cut by hand using a scalpel. She cuts shapes from the surface of paper, letting an image rise to the surface. This exhibition of nine collages is a personal response to places that resonate strongly with her experience of living in Letchworth for many years. They are pieces which evoke memories of childhood play, family walks and views of places on the way home from the school run – as well as works which celebrate the amazing architecture of the area.
Vanessa has long been associated with the North Hertfordshire area having moved here in 1992. She brought up two children in Letchworth and worked part time at Highfield School, St Francis’ College and Letchworth Museum; as well as running many art courses at Letchworth Art Centre. She has very recently been commissioned by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation to design a range of home wares and prints to celebrate the Garden City.
This exhibition will be in the Arches Gallery, part of the upstairs Terrace Gallery.
Krysia: recent paintings
In The Arches, 21 September – 24 November 2019
New works by Krysia Michna-Nowak, a contemporary artist working in North Hertfordshire. Her work is influenced by Greek mythology, mystical tales, Polish culture, history and war. Most of her works are based on a mono-print overlain by Japanese matt acrylic paint to create mixed-media art.
Art Treasures from North Herts Museum
In the Exhibition Gallery, 5 October 2019 – 5 January 2020
Both Hitchin and Letchworth Museums collected works of art. This is the first time that we have been able to select works from the two collections to show as a single exhibition. It will include familiar and well-loved works as well as some surprises.