Local people and visitors alike can take time out to view the latest work on offer from the long-established Herefordshire Art and Craft Society. Their current exhibition is being held at the Hereford Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford until 31 January 2015.
An extremely varied selection of paintings, drawings and prints, together with some three-dimensional work, is on show, highlighting the amateur and professional talent that exists in the county.
The theme of ‘Time Out’ allows a very flexible approach and each exhibitor has given their own interpretation of what it means to them, bringing recent work to show in the gallery.
The Society was established back in 1922 to enable artists and craftspeople, both amateur and professional, to exhibit together in a non-selective environment. This ethos of inclusion and shared experience has continued to the present day.
The Society has an enthusiastic committee which aims to bring current members up-to-date with contemporary forms of practice, ideas and approaches. Regular meetings take place each month at the Courtyard and members can get involved in events, lectures and classes.
More information on the society is available on their website www.herefordshireartandcraft.org.uk
The Art Gallery in Broad Street is Hereford’s largest art gallery venue and has hosted many of the society’s exhibitions in the past.
Catherine Willson, collections officer for fine and decorative art, comments:
“As Hereford’s largest and longest established art venue it is entirely appropriate that we host this exciting exhibition from our long-established and thriving Herefordshire Art and Craft Society.”
“The inclusive and forward-thinking aims of the society encourage local artists to thrive and this coincides very well with our programme for the art gallery.”
Access to the exhibition is FREE. The Museum and Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. There is access for visitors with disabilities.