Courtyard Arts Centre
Courtyard Arts Centre
Education and Outreach Manager
The Courtyard is a well established and highly regarded, vibrant arts centre serving the whole of Herefordshire and the surrounding region.
The Courtyard also hosts regular twice-monthly sell-out comedy and monthly folk clubs, hosts exhibitions by local, national and international artists and has developed a wide ranging film programme to add further to its role as the principal cultural provider for Herefordshire. The Courtyard has also established a wide-ranging participatory programme.
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 22.00
Closed: Bank Holidays, New Year's Day
Admission to exhibitions free
Matt Clarke: Dangerous Crocodile Snogging
- 30 January — 22 March 2015 *on now
Matt Clarke’s paintings develop from his interest in natural forms and structures, from microscopic imagery and satellite photography of the earth, from the sky, the sea, the land, the figure. Working in a way he describes as ‘semi-representational’, he sometimes works directly from life, sometimes from photographs, seeking to give as much freedom to the paint as possible and respond to what is happening on the surface as much as what is happening in the source material.
He describes the process: “Layers of chaotically applied paint are built up, then very fine brush work is used to give certain areas focus, or knock other areas back. It is this balance of order and chaos that is of great importance to me”. (The title of the show, Dangerous Crocodile Snogging, is taken from the name of a climbing route in the Peak District.)
Made in Knucklas: The Village Show
- 22 May — 12 July 2015
Made in Knucklas: the Village show is an insight into the art and cultural life of a small village on the Welsh side of the border of England and Wales. where a group of artists and craftsmen, drawn together by the low property prices and the unreconstructed landscape, work in peace and isolation, producing world class art.
The exhibition includes stone carving, ceramics, paintings and glass in work by Maggie Jones, Tony Hall, Lois Hopwood, Corinna and Andy Kenyon Wade, Lottie & Will O’Leary, and 301 Designed. In addition there will be a series of pop-up workshops: stone carving with Lottie O’Leary
letter cutting with Will O’Leary
and throwing pots on the wheel with Tony Hall.