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h.Art2015 – Review in Pictures

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A work of art in itself – the beautiful, half timbered Market House in Ledbury is a regular exhibition space for the Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen.  Their pieces for h.Art Week 2015 included work in wood, felt, stained glass, leather, ceramics  as well as jewellery and paintings:

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My own prints and cards were on display at Venue 86, Studiocrafts, run by Susan Melvin and Frances Beaver – a new venue for h.Art . At the entrance to our display we had a colouring in board which proved very popular!

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The main inspiration behind my prints is the natural world and these are some of the images which  sold this year: strutyourstuff Tommy

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But of course there were almost 100 other venues this year and I was determined to see some of them for myself so at the first opportunity I hot-footed it down to Bankside Industrial Estate to see  a talented group of ceramicists: master potter Stuart Houghton – who kindly threw a pot just for me! – Stuart’s wife Wendy, who creates very delicate 3-D creations out of fine strips of porcelain paper clay, Fleen Doran, who produces wood-fired salt glazed pots , and Belatrova who make lamps, bird baths and pots in beautiful bold designs like this one – which I bought for my conservatory (bang goes my profit!!)

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Also on the same site is Sunny Todd, a screen printer, making jazzy, patterned cushions and fabrics for use in interior design.

  

A completely different but no less interesting  display of fabrics was to be found at the well known Weavers Gallery in Church Lane,  run by Jill Exell and Amanda Wright, two accomplished quilters  – well, an understatement if ever there was one! – the work is meticulous, imaginative, in short – impressive!

Being shown back at our own venue was the film made last year by Will Hopkins. If you participated in hArt in 2014 you will remember that Will took on the mammoth task of visiting all of the 100 and some odd hArt venues on his motorbike. His idea was to then produce a DVD to promote his own film making skills but also as a visual record of the event for all of us. We were treated to a viewing of the final 45 minute film as his partner, Angel, was exhibiting her photos with us and very enjoyable it is too. The DVD  is available through the h.Art Facebook Page.

I will leave you with some images of my best selling postcards and look forward to next year.

       

            

Herefordshire Art Exhibition 2015 September 12 – 20

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I am Sue Fernández. My medium is digital photography. This year I am very pleased to be exhibiting some of my photographs at a new venue in Ledbury –  that  hub of creative endeavour and a long established  showcase for hArt-logo-SM which devotees  enjoy every September.
This will be my third hArt-logo-SM Exhibition, this time alongside nine other artists and makers, whose work includes lampshades, small scale sculptures, embroidery, lino cuts,  handmade books, paintings and photographs.
Susan Melvin and her business partner, Frances Beavis, will be providing the venue, a brand new space – completely refurbished and  ideal for exhibitions and workshops and just in time for hArt-logo-SMwhich is held every year in September – it’s just around the corner so pretty soon you’ll be seeing those  familiar pink hArt-logo-SMroad signs – they point you in the direction of the venues and will also have individual venue numbers on them.
You should already be able to pick up a printed guide for this event from many retail outlets, tourist  information points and libraries to help you plan your hArt-logo-SM adventure.
hArt-logo-SM is part of the ‘brightstripe’ organisation  so you can also visit their website and download an electronic copy of the guide  – just go to www.brightstripe.co.uk
Details of our exhibition in Ledbury are listed in the ‘Extra Exhibitions’ section of the hArt-logo-SMguide  – check our opening times there as they may be different from other venues
So to summarize:

  • hArt-logo-SMruns from Sep 12 to Sep 20, 2015
  • we are Venue 86
  • we are called hArt-logo-SMat Studiocrafts, Ledbury
  • we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily (but CLOSED  Monday 14th Sep)

Come and have a look round – there will be some great work on display and you will be able to talk to the creators of that work.
Oh, and I nearly forgot!  There will be cake!!

Photographic A, B, C of 2014

 
I thought I’d round off the year with an a, b, c of photos from my archive:
A is for AC Cobra – a mean, sleek racing machine.
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B is for Bull – a Hereford White Face, emblematic breed from my native Herefordshire.
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C is for Cockerel – this is a composite image from shapes I was playing around with in Photoshop.
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D is for Dragon – we found this one in a park just on the outskirts of Barcelona.
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E is for Entrance – the entrance to the Boquería food market in Barcelona city centre – a mecca for all foodies.
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F is for Fire engine – this one is Norwegian – they seem to use them more for clearing the streets than tackling fires.
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G is for Graffiti – Barcelona has some fine examples of it.
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H is for Husky – this one lives in Tromso, Norway with his 299 kennel mates – a vociferous mob but very friendly.
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I is for Ikea – that well known purveyor of flat pack furniture.
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J is for Jalopy – this one being put through its paces in the  construction stages by my dad.
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K is for Kune kune pig – this breed has gained in popularity over recent years.
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L is for Lifeboat – slung overhead they make for an interesting photo.
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M is for May Fair – our annual fair invades the town for three days in early May to provide fun and entertainment.
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N is for Nativity – a traditional alternative in Spain to the Christmas tree – a lot of homes display a nativity scene.
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O is for Origami – my son has become adept at this after a trip to Japan – as you can see, this one is a bookmark shaped like a cat’s head.
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P is for Patch – a piebald horse I used to ride who is now contentedly retired.
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Q is for Quoits – a very competitive game on board ship !
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R is for Roulette – a rather more sedentary, but nonetheless exciting, game, played in the on board casino.
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S is for Sculpture and this is a beautiful, interactive one.
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T is for Tree – this one is at Shobdon Arches, Herefordshire.
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U is for Ural owl – this feisty youngster lived at Kington Owl Centre, Herefordshire.
 
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V is for Vegetable – the talented chef on our cruise ship created all sorts of beautiful vegetable animals and birds inspired by cartoon characters.
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W is for Windsurfers – there are always some off Barceloneta beach in Barcelona
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X is for Xmas starter – I was ready to throw in the towel trying to create this from a Gary Rhodes recipe – only 4 pages of instructions!!XmasStarter
Y is for Youth clinic – children learning to ride at an annual clinic in Monnington, Herefordshire.
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Z is for Ziggy – this beautiful animal, owned by friends of mine, was called Ziggy Stardust – sadly no longer around, but aptly named  -a prima donna!
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