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Autumn Art Week is a Real Treat

The Twenty-first Herefordshire Art Week (h.Art) takes place on 2 – 10 September 2023.

Meet a myriad of creative people showing you their creations across a huge range of mediums and art and design disciplines. Meet over four hundred artists in their workshops, home studios, sheds, galleries and lots of art in temporary, unusual non art places.

Many artists only open their work spaces once a year, giving you a rare insight into their creative lives and their individual practice. You can chat, just browse, buy or commission direct. 9 days of joyful inspiration, unique finds and the chance to buy from the artist… or discuss something bespoke, for someone really special.

There are over 140 venues and nearly all open every day between 11am – 5pm, between 2 – 10 September The website is live all year and keeps you up to date with your newly discovered favourite artists.  Every artist has an Artist Profile page, which includes their contact details, information about their practice and images they regularly renew. Search via ALL VENUES on site.

Look out for hArt’s emerging Artist Bursary Winners: Effie Williams and Helen Munday. Each year up to two local artists are awarded a bursary based on the quality of their artwork by the hArt Advisory Group.

Effie Williams h.Art Emerging Artist Bursary Winner is a young milliner with an “old soul”, as she describes herself, her main inspiration is the iconic fashion and culture of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Effie’s plan is to produce two seasonal collections a year, along with a bridal collection.   She’s currently working on ‘Blooming Lovely’ her Spring Summer collection, which features delicate flowers and bees, are all handmade and sewn. Visit Effie at her studio h.Art venue 34, Bishops Frome.

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Helen Munday is an artist basket maker, her work takes two directions; one making functional basketry, honing traditional techniques and skills to create beautiful receptacles for storage, carrying. The other, making sculptural pieces in response to lots of different stimuli, for example ‘Chaos’ made in response to the current ‘political mess’.   It’s very important to Helen’s creativity to have a circular, sustainable ethos, using natural materials such as willow, grown or gathered by herself. Visit Helen at h.Art Venue’s 10 and 130.

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There is a downloadable h.Art guide on the site, or you can subscribe for a posted guide for £2. FREE Guides can be picked up around the Herefordshire and bordering counties in large supermarkets, tourist info sites and tourist attractions from late July.