Hertford Arts Hub

Hertford Arts Hub is a new not-for-profit arts organisation, founded in 2016, with support from Hertfordshire County Council, East Herts District Council, Hertford Town Council and the University of Hertfordshire to develop a new high quality centre for contemporary visual art in Hertfordshire.

The mission of a hub is to support existing organisations and also provide new opportunities for engagement with the arts.

Hertford Arts Hub was inspired by the life and work of Alan Davie one of the UK’s most influential and creative artists. Alan Davie lived and worked in Hertford for 50 years and is collected by The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate, London.

Hertford Arts Hub is creating a new gallery space to provide a permanent home for a collection of Alan Davie works accessible to the public for education enjoyment and inspiration.

The award winning London based Architects, Carmody Groarke , have created concept plans and an architects model for the conversion of the  Old Hertford Brewery into a high-quality public gallery. This site will enhance Hertford’s facilities for artists and other creative practitioners, build Hertford’s reputation as a regional cultural centre and contribute to the culturally led regeneration of the town. There are also less developed plans to convert the nearby Old British School into an educational and research centre for Hertford Arts Hub.

Hertford Arts Hub mission is to:

  • develop Hertfordshire’s creative arts heritage and make it available to the public
  • provide arts education opportunities for children and adults
  • offer community engagement with living artists
  • support contemporary creative practice and learning and
  • encourage cultural tourism to Hertford

A programme of exhibitions and learning opportunities will be delivered, inspired by the heritage and legacy of Contemporary Art in Hertfordshire.

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