Activities at Monnow valley arts September 2013-October 2014

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    I am writing to let you know what we have planned for the rest of 2013 and into 2014

    7 September – 27 October 2013
    The Dodo is Dead: Long Live the Dodo

    An ecological disaster story told through art and memorabilia from the world’s largest collection formed by Ralfe Whistler.
    Find out why man eliminated the Dodo from Mauritius within 90 years of colonising the island

    3 May – 29 June 2014
    The Ken Stradling collection of post war commercial and industrial design.

    For the first time Ken Stradling’s Bristol based collection will be shown outside its home base. Alan Powers, the well know writer on 20th century design, will select and
    write about this important collection that features ceramics, glass and furniture designed by artists and manufactured by small and medium sized companies in the UK and Scandanavia from the post war period. Much will be familiar nut you will learn a lot more about how it all came about.

    5 July – 31 August 2014
    Edgar Holloway centenary exhibition.

    This touring show explores the life of Edgar Holloway 1914-2008. he was born in Doncaster where this exhibition opens in the spring, lived in Capel-y-ffin in the 1940s and became a follower of Eric Gill, living the rest of his life around Ditchling in E. Sussex. He was one the most important etchers of the 20th century and a fine watercolourist in the Romantic tradition.
    There will be a dislay of Eric Gill’s engravings in the Studio at the same time

    6 September – 2 November 2014
    Border Lettering Festival

    All the artists living on the border between England and wales will provide examples of their work in carved stone and on paper to show off their skill and to introduce the beauty of hand made letter forms. There will be carving and calligraphy workshops and demonstrations throughout. It complements our permanent collection of carved lettering Art & Memory on loan from the Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust.

    We can cope with up to groups of 30 for a talk and refreshments at a cots of £7.50 per head or a soup and cheese lunch at a cost of £12.50 using our own vegetables where possible.

    If you are interested in arranging a visit please let me know. Our extensive and beautiful gardens are also open for your members without additional charge.

    Rupert Otten
    Founder and manager

    Monnow valley arts
    Middle Hunt House
    Hereford Hr2 0DY
    Reg Charity 1123483
    Tel 01873 860529

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