Art & Design Friday, September 14th

5 h.Art ‘experiences’ to finish off the week

Art & Design Friday, September 14th

5 h.Art ‘experiences’ to finish off the week

Mathematically speaking, h.Art is around 60 percent complete (*sad emoji), but the good news is that there are three days left and a …. -worth of art/artists to check out (*flamenco dancing emoji*).

Aside from the various gallery shows and impromptu exhibitions in bars and barns across the county, there is also a load of events you can check out if you like your art to be a bit more interactive. Think Art Attack, without the talking statues.

Here are six to get you started (with more inside the h.Art programme). There are also ‘trails’ in Hereford and Ledbury (the Trumpet trail) that you can follow - venues will have a nifty little card which will guide you around.

#1 CAMERA WALK WITH CAZ HOLBROOK

 
 
 
 
 
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If you want to get more out of that DSLR that you got for Xmas, but have never taken off Auto mode, check out this event with Ross photographer Caz Holbrook.

For five quid, Caz takes you on a tour around Ross, helping you learn to shoot like a pro with advice on composition and camera settings, so one day you too could have your own photo exhibition at h.Art (or just take better pics of the family).

Contact Caz here.

Friday, 10am, £5.

 

#2 ED ELLIOT SCULPTURE STUDIO

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ed Elliot’s hands are behind some of the more jaw-dropping pieces at Canwood – the dude literally made an steel angel fall to Earth in the Herefordshire countryside. He’s throwing open his studio all weekend so you can see him shape and wood metal in the imposing and iconic pieces he’s known for. It’s actually located at the Trumpet corner near Ledbury, which is hosting several other works from a variety of artists as part of h.Art.

He’ll be there to answer your questions from 10am – 4.30pm Friday and Saturday, and until midday on Sunday.

Give him a shout through his FB here for more info.

Fri – Sun, various, free.

 

#3 VINEYARD TOUR AND WINE TASTING/BLACKSMITHING AT THE VINEYARD

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Thursday is the last of the official h.Art winery tours at Bishop’s Froome’s boutique vineyard – but if you get in touch there may be others running over the weekend. If you can get there, what better way to tap in to your inner art critic than loosening up with a bit of vino before checking out the venue’s exhibition. Staff will take you on tour of the grapes (white ones), teach you how what gets in to your glass makes it in to the bottle, and then you can peruse installations from artist blacksmiths, painters, scultptors and photographers.

One of those artists – hammer-swinger Jonathan Clift – will also be demo’ing his blacksmithing brilliance on Saturday morning at 11am.

Just try to get a lift out there. More info on the venue here.

Winery tour -Thurs, 11am, £10.

Blacksmith demo – Sat, 11am, £unspecified.

 

#4 GLASS BLOWING WITH KARLIN RUSHBROOKE

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Glass blowing is one of those almost-magical processes where sand somehow becomes this molten bubble to be shaped using the only the breath of a wizard/glassblower. It turns adults in to kids, all open-eyed with wonder.

Karlin Rushbrooke is an expert blower – and as part of h.Art he’s running daily demos from his open studio at…… His work’s definitely worth a look as well, with recent move away from bowls and traditional glasswork and into scultures that use both steel and glass “in a curious satirical style”. And who doesn’t love their glassware with a side of satire, amirite?

His studio (Venue #64) is at Lower Wormhill Cottage - full address and details at the bottom of his h.Art bio here.

Fri – Sun, free, contact for times.

 

#5 ANDREW FUSEK PETERS WILDERNESS PHOTOGRAPHY TALK

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Andrew Fusek Peters’ shots have featured in just about every national paper you can name, graced the front of photo mags and brought the stark wildness of the Shropshire Hills to the non-Salopians across the county through his recent book, Upland.

On Sunday, he’s giving you the story behind the shots with an hour-long slideshow and talk at the Bledffa Centre in Knighton. Check it out if you love a good dramatic skyline or David Attenborough nature shows.

Info here.

Sunday, 12 noon, £5 

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