Exhibition in TheCurve
The perfect space to showcase art and crafts! TheCurve@HungerfordHub opened this weekend for its first exhibition, selling works by local artists.
Next weekend, TheCurve will be hosting a pop-up shop. If you are looking for something a little different this Christmas, TheCurve could provide the solution with affordable and unique gifts handmade by local crafters, artists and artisans. Everything sold in TheCurve is original so not only will you be supporting a local crafter, you will also be supporting the Hub, the roof over our library.
Opening times: Friday 7th, 10am-7pm and Saturday 8th December, 10am-5.30pm.
10% commission on all sales (20% on cards) going to Hungerford Library & Community Trust, a registered charity.
We are very pleased to announce another step forward in the development of Hungerford Hub – we have created a permanent exhibition space – The Curve@Hungerford Hub – for local artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their work, and we will be launching the space next month with two events.
The first is a Christmas Exhibition of work by local artists on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December curated by Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland. The Curve will be open from 10am to 6pm on the Friday and 10am to 4.30pm on the Saturday.
The second is a Pop-up Shop showcasing beautiful gifts, hand-made by local artists and crafters. The shop will be open on Friday 14th December, 10am to 7pm and Saturday 15thDecember, 10am to 5.30pm
Everything sold in The Curve will be original and unique, with 10% of sales (20% on cards) going to Hungerford Library & Community Trust, the charity established to support Hungerford Hub. As well as raising funds, the Hub team are committed to engaging with the community and hope that this will be another reason for people to visit the Hub.
If you would like to exhibit in the Christmas Exhibition, contact the organisers via email@example.com for more information. Similarly, if you are a local artist or crafter and would like to hold your own exhibition or pop-up shop in The Curve, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint Meets Thread Workshop
A brilliant workshop lead by June on Sunday- a bit of painting, a bit of stitching, cake and natter. Perfect.
Mixed Media & Collage Workshop with Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland
Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm
This promises to be a fun afternoon! Working with Shirley and Andi to create collage paintings using scissors, paper and glue.
How does collage work?
Any way you want! You can create an image with paper just as you can with paint – you can add colour and texture using paper, magazines or photographs. You can add paint, charcoal, oil pastels – whatever you fancy – to bring out the textures or further develop your image. Of course it doesn’t have to be just paper – it could be scraps of fabric or dried leaves – anything as long as it can be stuck to paper.
The purpose of this workshop is to experiment and play with media you might not normally use and be open to possibilities. The results might inspire a painting, or simply encourage further experimentation.
Ticket price includes a selection of materials but bring any special finds you may have, photographs that inspire you, plus your favourite scissors. We’ll provide the tea, coffee and cake!
To book a place contact email@example.com or speak to a member of the library team.
Shirley and Andi are both artists who have exhibited with Open Studios and regularly show their work in local exhibitions. You can see their work at shirleycarteyart.com and andimulholland.com.
The Whirly Pool, by Shirley Cartey (mixed media)
Mixed Media with Collage on Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm
Create multi-layered landscapes and coastal scenes with local artists Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland using collage and water-based media, pastels, charcoal and graphite. They will encourage you to develop an experimental approach to painting using a variety of materials with lots of demonstrations and one-to-one support.
The cost of the workshop is £35 (payable in advance) and includes a selection of materials, but bring any special finds you may have, as well as any photographs that inspire you. You might also like to bring a notebook to record your ideas plus scissors, glue and of course, creative energy!
Age: all adults, beginners upwards
To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact sheet here
Have a look at our other workshops lined up for this autumn – go to What’s On
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Hub launch party on Saturday – it was great to see so many people there. Because of your support we have been able to make a great start on our fundraising, especially with Sponsor a Brick. There are already over 60 bricks going up on the wall in our first week! Remember, you can sponsor a brick at any time – just contact us via email@example.com or ask a member of the library staff for a sponsorship form.
Finally, we have to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors who donated some great prizes for our raffle and tombolas. Take a bow – Hungerford Bookshop; The Hungerford Arms; The Kitchenmonger; Inklings; W H Smith; The Tutti Pole; Christian Alba’s; The Downgate; Boots; Cooper and Cooper; The Emporium; The Oxford Wine Company; Martin and the Magpie; The Naked Grape; Hungerford Leisure Centre.
12 September 2018
Learn to play the harp with Ellie Prout this Autumn – opening with a workshop on Saturday 22nd September (times as above) and followed by evening classes starting on 4th October. Full details of the classes are here
Ellie will be playing at our launch party on 8th September (3pm) if you want to catch her then.
Ticket enquiries direct to Ellie at firstname.lastname@example.org.