As part of Hertfordshire Year of Culture, St Albans Museum + Gallery and UH Arts decided to launch the first Hertfordshire Open in digital form rather than the planned exhibition in St Albans.
This showcase introduces artworks by 50 artists connected to Hertfordshire who were selected from nearly 200 submissions. The wealth of visual art mediums is celebrated across painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, textiles, film, photography and found objects.
The 80 artworks are presented across four virtual gallery spaces, to offer viewers a curated selection of pieces that share thematic similarities and/or aesthetic sensibilities. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the Hertfordshire Open provides a vital snapshot of art production within the county at the start of a new decade. Immersion in the exhibition reveals the talent, diversity, commitment and ambition within the artist community. We hope that this exhibition and future initiatives will further establish this critical mass of artists and shine greater light on Hertfordshire’s rich creative ecology. Click on image above for virtual tour. You can see my chosen works here.
This exhibition is part of the Hertfordshire Year of Culture #HYOC2020