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The Effect Rehearsal Diary – Week 5

The Effect is the production currently in rehearsal by the Moot House Players, directed by Harry Tennison. This diary covers their rehearsal process from the first week of rehearsals to the final night. The Effect follows Connie and Tristan as they are involved in a clinical drugs trail for a new antidepressant drug. The production […]

Opposites attract at the Parndon Mill

THEIR next exhibition at the Parndon Mill is called, OPPOSITES ATTRACT. In her paintings, Isabelle Beaubien uses strong and powerful colours applied with direct brushstrokes.

Come and follow the Harlow Arts Trail

THE Essex Summer of Art journey continues with the Harlow Art and Sculpture Trail opening to the public on 15th – 29th June 2015

Art exhibition at Parndon Mill

RUTA is from Lithuania and now works in Hertford where she is gaining a reputation for her fine craftsmanship in earthenware decorated with colourful glazes. Her work includes interesting references to European folk art.

The Sheep Shearer by Ralph Brown

SHEEP Shearer was made when Brown was at the Royal College of Art and was bought by the Trust in 1956. It has been granted Grade II listing by English Heritage.

Work by local artists showcased in Harlow

YOUNG art students from Harlow and Hertford Regional College gathered, after only a few weeks of preparation, for a exhibition of their work.

“Lucky calling” for local artist at Gibberd Garden House

LOCAL artist Corrina Dunlea came to Harlow from Derbyshire in the 80’s to be with her partner who then worked at Harlow Playhouse. After moving away to progress her career in London, Manchester and Suffolk she met her husband who happened to come from Harlow! She returned, they had three children and she continued her studies at Harlow College then a degree in Cambridge school of Art.

Last chance to see a collection of curios at the Eastgate Gallery

AN exhibition of collections, collectors and curious artworks. Interesting objects and items loaned from local private collectors and the Harlow Museum archive will be on display for the 2nd exhibition showcasing the obsessive passions of collectors and the unusual things they collect. Find out more about these collections and see the artworks which have been created in response to some of these objects.

A Sense of Place begins at the Parndon Mill

A SENSE of Place has been launched at Parndon Mill. On a balmy evening by the river, curator Ivan Daggett told an assembled audience about the themes of the exhibition and installations.

A sense of place coming to Parndon

THIS is an exhibition about a sense of a place inside ourselves, which we call imagination. It is being curated by Ivan Daggett who is a Fine Artist based at Parndon Mill and a Senior Tutor in Art and Design at Harlow College.

A Journey through painting at Parndon Mill

MARTIN Walton has spent over 50 years as painter, beginning as a landscape painter but over time moving to explore abstraction which gave him more scope for structure in his work. The influence of the landscape remains in the use of colour in many works with browns and ochres. He feels that words to describe painting are irrelevant as the process comes from that relationship of the painter and canvas which is a journey into the unknown.

Review: The Art of Craft at The Gatehouse

IF you’re wondering through Harlow Town centre between now and April 29th and need a little respite from the shops, you could do worse than poking your head into Gatehouse Arts new Art of Craft exhibition. With an eclectic display of work incorporating natural fibres, clockwork ‘time machines’ and teeth beneath a bell jar, this exhibition has something worth a few moments contemplation for everyone.

Exciting opportunities for Harlow artists

EXCITING opportunities for art commissions, residencies and personal development are to be unveiled on 27 March at the launch of the Essex Network of Artist Studios (ENAS).

Harlow arts groups encouraged to bid for grants

HARLOW arts groups are being encouraged to bid for “Culture in Essex Small Grants”. This has come after Essex County Council has revealed the names of those benefitting from the first round of the Culture in Essex Small Grants Scheme for 2014.

Another world of rich and vibrant colour

TONIGHT’S private viewing, the abstract paintings of Graham Boyd, promises to liven up the palette of grey the weather has shrouded the town in recently. Comfort in colour is exactly what this February night needs. Boyd’s paintings take you into another world, a Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory of colour and confectionery like texture. These are big, bold rich pallet knife strokes of food colouring and cake frosting.

Review: London Overspill at The Gibberd Gallery

ON Thursday night the Gibberd Gallery hosted a private viewing of British photographer, James Smith’s latest photography collection ‘London overspill’. Guests were invited to look around the exhibition before The Gibberd Galley’s Corrina Dunlea, introduced Harlow MP Robert Halfon to say a few words. This is the first photography exhibition she has put on in her time as curator at the gallery, and she is clearly excited by how thought provoking the images are.

Fascinating exhibition on Harlow set to open

A RECENT graduate of the Royal College of Art, James Smith has an encyclopaedic photographic knowledge of the varied building styles and materials, which are a defining architectural characteristic of much of post war urban Britain. Commissioned by UH Galleries, James has been closely observing and photographing Harlow and surrounding post-war Britain towns producing a picture of these environs which will be unfamiliar even to people who have lived in the towns all their lives.

Harlow’s Susie snaps a bugs life!

Susie Scofield, of Harlow, took an incredible photo for the Buglife 2014 Photo Competition. The Buglife judges awarded Susie third place for her skilful photo of a shieldbug. Identifying bugs is not straight forward, Buglife is 90% certain this is a Common green shieldbug Palomena prasina. Susie’s photo will appear in this years Buglife Calendar […]

“Postcards and Penguins” at Gatehouse Arts charity auction

‘AND £15 to the man in the unusual shirt’, flanked by artist Kien Vong who for Saturday’s event is known only as ‘The Penguin’, Harlow MP Robert Halfon has just sold a piece of art featuring hands locked womb like around a foetus, to Labour Councillor Ian Beckett.

Festival of Britain talk at The Gibberd

LIN Hilton, art historian, will be giving a talk on the Festival of Britain on Thursday 24 October at 1pm in the Gibberd Gallery. Their current show, The Lost Modernist – Michael O’Connell – was commissioned by Sir Hugh Casson (two works in our permanent collection) to create textile wall hangings for the Festival of Britain which took pride of place in the Country Pavilions. The talk will refer to the happenings at this time that affected art and the town .

Harlow histories: Leon Underwood

AS part of our ongoing series of Harlow histories, we popped into the Harlow Civic Centre to have a look at the work of Leon Underwood called “Not In Anger”.

Classy Glass at Parndon Mill Gallery

AN EXHIBITION of glasswork by renowned artist Heike Brachlow is to go on show at the Parndon Mill Gallery this Thursday, with a private viewing from 5-8pm.

Final call for ‘Postcards’ exhibition

THERE is only a week left to get your entries in for The Gatehouse Arts secret postcard exhibition, all entries must be in by next Monday 7th October.

“Lost Modernist” returns to Harlow

MICHAEL O’ Connell last had an exhibition in Harlow in 1973, held at Harlow Playhouse. Professor Edquist mentioned his fondness of Harlow as a growing town, and that O’Connell very much saw art as fundamental to re – building a society. Professor Edquist moved from one piece of his work to another, each had a story behind it, and one couldn’t help but notice the wit and charisma of the artist infused in his work, Edquist said: “He was an extraordinary design genius.”

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