I am preparing for a solo exhibition ‘Field and Orchard’ in the Great Barn at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, near Ledbury, Herefordshire in conjunction with their garden festival. It will run from August 26 to September 27. There is free entry to the gardens, grounds and exhibition with donations to St Michael’s Hospice and Back to the Wild. Opening hours are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 6 pm. See their website: www.hellensmanor.com for further details.
I see this as a kind of coda to my exhibition Another Country at The Courtyard, Hereford, in January/February of this year. Some of the works will have been seen there but others are new or were not hung at Hereford. Because of lockdown I still have the Valeni works which are due to be taken to Romania at some point so this gives me a chance to show them again, along with two new paintings on the theme.
The Great Barn is a wonderful building although it will be challenging to hang the work amongst all the old timbers.
I will try to be there quite often and will give dates and times soon. In any case Hellens is a lovely place to visit, set in beautiful Herefordshire countryside not far from the old market town of Ledbury. Much Marcle has other attractions too – an interesting old church with an ancient yew tree and of course Westons Cider at the other end of the village.
More information to follow.
25 July 2020