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Herts Visual Arts Open Studio showcase at Bishop’s Stortford Museum

Bishop’s Stortford Museum has welcomed three of the town’s artists to showcase their work as part of Herts Visual Arts Open Studio events this September.

The trio are exhibiting until October 1 at the South Road venue, part of South Mill Arts, each bringing their distinctive vision, perspectives and techniques.

Visitors will not only have the opportunity to view the pieces, but the artists will also be on hand to talk through their creative processes.

Artist Shveta Maini
Artist Shveta Maini

Tracey Fernandes showcases handmade books and lampshades using her own individually designed fabrics.

Having taught for many years, she started creating items after her classes stopped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Using techniques and processes including eco-dyeing, eco-printing, screen-printing and cyanotype, Tracey creates truly individual pieces.

Herts Open Studios
Herts Open Studios

Shveta Maini will be exhibiting contemporary abstract art working with mixed media.

With a background in surface textiles, she has a deep understanding of the interplay of colour and texture, which is evident in the vibrant and dynamic paintings.

Yvonne Estop, who is also a Bishop’s Stortford town and East Herts district councillor for the Labour Party, explores the “expressive chair” with her work.

Over many years, she has explored domestic narratives in furniture design, translating familiar objects into seating, and visitors can look around the museum to find some of them.

The exhibition is on the first floor of Bishop’s Stortford Museum, which is open weekdays from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

The gallery is free to visit and the artists will be there to chat at weekends.

The annual Open Studios organised by Herts Visual Arts is taking place in 65 locations across Hertfordshire, with well over 100 artists.

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