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Our current exhibitions

Nature in Focus: photographs of wildlife and landscapes of North Herts by Brian Sawford

18 September 2021 – 4 January 2022

Brian Sawford (1940-2020) worked for North Hertfordshire Museums from the 1960s until his retirement in 2005, during which time he took countless photographs of the varied landscapes and wildlife of the district. He was a talented photographer and well-known naturalist, serving in various roles for the Letchworth Naturalists for many years. He spent much of his long career as Senior Keeper of Natural History at the former Letchworth Museum. Brian contributed much to the natural history of Hertfordshire through his talks, guided walks and publications. These included The Butterflies of Hertfordshire, Wildflower Habitats of Hertfordshire and Wildlife of the Letchworth Area, all illustrated with his own photographs. He sadly passed away in 2020 and this exhibition has been put together by the museum together with his widow Terri and the Letchworth Naturalists in his memory. It shows many of the rare and beautiful wildflowers and endangered birds we have on our doorstep and reminds us of the rich biodiversity of the district.

My Covid Portraits by Nathalie Titterton

30 November 2021 – 9 January 2022

Nathalie says: ‘2018, I had just turned 52, the Summer was coming to an end, and then and there I decided to give myself a challenge: to draw a portrait a week for a year, 52 portraits in total of friends and family. Never done a portrait in my life, let alone 52. To draw a portrait is no mean feat. The one year project turned into a 2 year project, having achieved only about a dozen portraits at the end of 2019. Then March 2020 hit us all… So my little project that started as a simple drawing challenge suddenly took on another dimension. First of all it helped me to keep focused and sane, and most of all it gave me some sort of connection, during the pandemic, to my friends and family. So here they are, all 52 portraits. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.’

This exhibition will be in The Arches, part of the upstairs Terrace Gallery.

Past exhibitions

Find out about past exhibitions here.