Artists open their studio sanctuaries to the public and get together to put on exciting exhibitions in fascinating locations. Many of them only do this once a year, giving you the rare opportunity to talk to them about their creative practice and what makes them tick and of course buy or commission direct, so you get a real connection to the artwork.
This year over 400 artists are participating at 125 venues across rolling Herefordshire. “We always enjoy h.Art very much and make regular purchases, as well as eating lunch several times” 2017 visitor.
Just mentioning a few artists you might not want to miss; Chris William’s evocative landscape paintings and drawings; a fabulous eclectic mix of artists at Canwood; Ed Elliot’s striking wood and bronze sculptures; Jane Hickman’s Beautiful Batik scarves and cards; Ali Tregaskes’ intricately etched jewellery inspired by nature; James Burnett- Stuart’s and Dave Mullin’s earthy; functional pottery; Julie Cooper’s and Siwan Gillick’s abstract oils; Paul Shepherd’s metal garden sculptures and Caitriona Cartwright’s carved letter cut designs in stone. There are many, many more, too many to mention, so get a preview of what might appeal to you on the website.
“Thank you to all those involved in h.Art – especially the participating artists, all of whom made me feel very welcome at the venues.” 2017 visitor.
h.Art Guides including a pullout map are free at various tourist locations from late July. But if you prefer you can pre-order a h.Art guide online (posted late July).
Contact h.Art through the website www.h-art.org.uk.