Our current exhibition
John W Mills, Sculptor to the Nation
23 February – 1 June 2019
A retrospective of work by John W Mills, internationally acclaimed sculptor, who has lived in Hinxworth for more than 50 years. Also renowned as teacher, John studied at Hammersmith School of Art 1947–54 and at the Royal College of Art 1956–60. He was a resident at the Digswell Arts Trust 1962–66. He was made Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors 1982 and was awarded their Otto Beit medal in 1983 for the sculpture ‘Curved Neck Grace’. Later he was elected president of the Society in 1986 and again in 1997. In 1993 he was made Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The exhibition includes work from throughout John’s long career, with both sculptures and prints. It includes his most recently completed piece, Tommy, a depiction of a First World War British soldier preparing to return home after the Armistice of 11 November 1918 and a film by Chris Frazer Smith chronicling its creation.
Blood and Bone: interactive installation
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
July – 15 September 2019
Vanessa Stone lived for many years in Letchworth Garden City. Her work is formed from meticulously detailed cut-outs that show scenes from the towns and villages of North Hertfordshire. She uses a scalpel, scissors and paper to make her collages. Vanessa has been commissioned by the English Winemaker to design wine labels and has produced a range of bags, cards and tea towels for the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
This exhibition is in the Arches Gallery, part of the upstairs Terrace Gallery