The poppies created by artist Joanne Dennis for the exhibition 'Lest We Forget' have been installed at the Puller Memorial school in High Cross, Hertfordshire. They have become part of a commemoraation of the soilders of WW1 who left from High Cross, especially Lt. Col Arthur Martin-Leake who was awarded two Victoria Cross medals. One of only three soilders ever to be awarded this highest of commendations. The gallery is proud that we have been able to spread these beautiful pieces to another community to create another contemplative exhibition. They will return to the gallery and are still for sale with each poppy costing £10 with the monies going to The Royal British Legion and Harlow Art Trust. Get in contact with the gallery to find out how to purchase a poppy.
Have a look at this video posted on YourHarlow news website which shows judge Louise Clarke giving reasons behind each Harlow Open winner and captures the atmosphere of the night. Click this link
Last week some of the team at the gallery attended the Heart 4 Harlow awards evening where 20 people were celebrated for their contribution to Harlow's community. Corrina Dunlea was the proud recipient of an award for 'contribution to, advice and guidance in the arts, networking and potential to drive the sector forward in the future'. This was a fantastic night of celebration of Harlow's people and the great work that some give to the community.
Friends of Harlow Sculpture Collection and Gibberd Gallery Autumn Raffle
The Friends are raffling this artist's proof lino cut entitled 'The Trellis in Winter' signed and dated by Michael Middleton to support the Gibberd Gallery. Michael has two watercolours our permanent collection, which were bought by the Gibberds from an exhibition in the Playhouse Gallery. He is an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and also the Royal Watercolour Society and has exhibited recently at the Minories, Colchester with 12Printmakers. He shows his work at Bankside Gallery, South Bank, The Mall and the Royal Academy and lectures at Colchester Institute of Art.
Tickets are £1 each
The winner will be drawn on the 15th December
You can buy your tickets and view the piece at the gallery or you can send a cheque to the gallery with a self addressed envelope. Cheques made payable to The Friends of Harlow Sculpture Collection.
We are delighted that Michael Middleton, an informed witty speaker, whose two artworks 'Hanging cups' and 'Still life in kitchen' are part of the Sir Frederick Gibberd collection will be giving a talk at the gallery on the 1st November at 11.30am. He is an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and also the Royal Watercolour Society and has exhibited recently at the Minories, Colchester with 12Printmakers. He shows his work at Bankside Gallery, South Bank, The Mall and the Royal Academy and lectures at Colchester Institute of Art.
in this talk he will discuss a selection of his works, his techniques and how his work came to be part of the collection.
Michael also teaches degree students at the Colchester Institute
at 11.30 in the gallery.
Tickets £4 and a discounted rate of £2 to Friends of Harlow Sculpture and Gibberd Gallery. (If you join on the day £8 enjoy a free gift of the Sculpture catalogue).
We have some updates for our Harlow Open submissions which will be taking place on the 30th September and 1st October.
Please can all entrants put their own label on the back of their artworks with their name, artwork title, date, medium and price of the work which will now include a commission of 30% instead of 25%. When you arrive to submit your work your entry form will be kept.
The Private view for the Harlow Open 14 will now be on the Friday 10th from 6.30pm - 8.30pm with the presentation of prizes at 7pm.
'Best in show' will still be awarded £200 with second prize £100 and third £75.
A fantastic day of events for all the family come along to see the exhibition 'Lest We Forget'
and get involved with workshops.
Saturday 20th September - 10am - 4pm
10.30 - 1pm
Make a paper poppy workshop for all the family with artists Joanne Dennis and Noriko Matsubara. A simple design for children with hair grip attatchment and a more delicate poppy for adults using techniques of manipulation.
'Symbolism of Flowers' workshop with Terri Potter
Throughout history flowers have been used to convey feelings of joy; sentiment and pride; it has been said that ‘one bloom says a thousand words’. Come along to this special workshop to discover more about the symbolism of flowers and to have a chance to create a simple design of your own to take home.
1pm - 2pm
Announcement and readings of our poetry competition winners.
2pm - 3pm
Poetry group from Harlow U3A. The Great War poets were all serving soldiers with few exceptions. Instead of revising these poems the group have decided to read poems by women writing during the First World War. They hope that this will broaden peoples views of the war and those writing about it.
3pm - 4pm
Local established writing group the Inn Scribers will recite a mix of poetry from the First World War poets as well as poetry of their own.
No need to book. All donations on the day will be given to The Royal British Legion and Harlow Art Trust.
If you want to find out more about Langlands & Bell and there practice over the last 36 years you can now listen to the 'in conversation' they had with David Mitchinson here at the gallery on the 5th July by clicking the link below. There is only just over two week left to come and see the exhibition. Please feel free to comment on the talk and tell us what you found ispiring or interesting.