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
Laura Lunn and Sarah Maskrey
Oil Paintings and Acrylics
Laura Lunn and Sarah Maskrey, both based in Knighton, have very different approaches to their work yet they still sit well together in juxtaposition. Sarah's oil paintings enjoy capturing the feel and soul of a person or an animal
whereas Laura's work is a bout creating a story in acrylic and ink where busy architectural landscapes tell a tale or two in vibrant colour. 'If there is movement we still exist'.
Paintings and drawings
Local artist, Steve Brooks, has expanded on previous works that explore the relationship between what we see and what we know, or think we know of the visual environment and how other fields of study explain and notate the same.
By studying a small area of the Hereford lanscape, through direct observational paintings and drawings from the landscape, from the minute to the overall study of maps, historical records and other material pertaining to the area, the work gives a fresh and informed perspective and the way it impacts on all of us.
This wonderful exhibition by Beth Richardson incorporates paintings made in response to the nature and physicality of distinctive, found, quotidian objects that have ceased to function in their normal way. Beth is particulalry drawn to objects which have a strong visual history.
Acrylic and oils on wooden and found objects
Painter and illustrator Gareth Evans expresses his interest in people and their environments through his work. Each pice captures a transient moment, quietly illustrating the beauty that can be found in the everyday. Gareth works primarily with oils and acrylics on a variety of surfaces
these are often found materials happened upon and acquired by chance not unlike the moments his work conveys.