I am Sue Fernández. My medium is digital photography. This year I am very pleased to be exhibiting some of my photographs at a new venue in Ledbury – that hub of creative endeavour and a long established showcase for which devotees enjoy every September.
This will be my third Exhibition, this time alongside nine other artists and makers, whose work includes lampshades, small scale sculptures, embroidery, lino cuts, handmade books, paintings and photographs.
Susan Melvin and her business partner, Frances Beavis, will be providing the venue, a brand new space – completely refurbished and ideal for exhibitions and workshops and just in time for which is held every year in September – it’s just around the corner so pretty soon you’ll be seeing those familiar pink road signs – they point you in the direction of the venues and will also have individual venue numbers on them.
You should already be able to pick up a printed guide for this event from many retail outlets, tourist information points and libraries to help you plan your adventure.
is part of the ‘brightstripe’ organisation so you can also visit their website and download an electronic copy of the guide – just go to www.brightstripe.co.uk
Details of our exhibition in Ledbury are listed in the ‘Extra Exhibitions’ section of the guide – check our opening times there as they may be different from other venues
So to summarize:
- runs from Sep 12 to Sep 20, 2015
- we are Venue 86
- we are called at Studiocrafts, Ledbury
- we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily (but CLOSED Monday 14th Sep)
Come and have a look round – there will be some great work on display and you will be able to talk to the creators of that work.
Oh, and I nearly forgot! There will be cake!!
I thought I’d round off the year with an a, b, c of photos from my archive:
A is for AC Cobra – a mean, sleek racing machine.
B is for Bull – a Hereford White Face, emblematic breed from my native Herefordshire.
C is for Cockerel – this is a composite image from shapes I was playing around with in Photoshop.
D is for Dragon – we found this one in a park just on the outskirts of Barcelona.
E is for Entrance – the entrance to the Boquería food market in Barcelona city centre – a mecca for all foodies.
F is for Fire engine – this one is Norwegian – they seem to use them more for clearing the streets than tackling fires.
G is for Graffiti – Barcelona has some fine examples of it.
H is for Husky – this one lives in Tromso, Norway with his 299 kennel mates – a vociferous mob but very friendly.
I is for Ikea – that well known purveyor of flat pack furniture.
J is for Jalopy – this one being put through its paces in the construction stages by my dad.
K is for Kune kune pig – this breed has gained in popularity over recent years.
L is for Lifeboat – slung overhead they make for an interesting photo.
M is for May Fair – our annual fair invades the town for three days in early May to provide fun and entertainment.
N is for Nativity – a traditional alternative in Spain to the Christmas tree – a lot of homes display a nativity scene.
O is for Origami – my son has become adept at this after a trip to Japan – as you can see, this one is a bookmark shaped like a cat’s head.
P is for Patch – a piebald horse I used to ride who is now contentedly retired.
Q is for Quoits – a very competitive game on board ship !
R is for Roulette – a rather more sedentary, but nonetheless exciting, game, played in the on board casino.
S is for Sculpture and this is a beautiful, interactive one.
T is for Tree – this one is at Shobdon Arches, Herefordshire.
U is for Ural owl – this feisty youngster lived at Kington Owl Centre, Herefordshire.
V is for Vegetable – the talented chef on our cruise ship created all sorts of beautiful vegetable animals and birds inspired by cartoon characters.
W is for Windsurfers – there are always some off Barceloneta beach in Barcelona
X is for Xmas starter – I was ready to throw in the towel trying to create this from a Gary Rhodes recipe – only 4 pages of instructions!!
Y is for Youth clinic – children learning to ride at an annual clinic in Monnington, Herefordshire.
Z is for Ziggy – this beautiful animal, owned by friends of mine, was called Ziggy Stardust – sadly no longer around, but aptly named -a prima donna!
What better way to spend the 3 hours between the morning and evening stewarding sessions than visit a couple of other h.Art venues close by?
A few miles from our own venue at the Temple Bar Inn in Ewyas Harold is Clehonger Church – Venue 55. News had reached me of Smudge’s world renowned carrot and coriander soup so it was a no-brainer, really. I was in need of nourishment and the soup didn’t disappoint!
As well as all the great work on display there was also this stained glass window, which is beautiful in its own right, but when the sun streams in through the glass it casts a rainbow of colours onto the surrounding wall.