In the h.Art of Ross

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate our wonderful local artists and galleries in the heart of Ross-on-Wye and across Herefordshire and can enjoy viewing beautiful and unique collections from talented painters, potters, crafters, glassmakers, felters and jewellers.

The much loved Herefordshire Art Week – or h.Art – is now in its 20th year and takes place from Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 September 2022.

In Ross, for the first time, you will find seven venues and almost 30 artists and makers exhibiting their work for you to visit – enjoy browsing their collections or purchase a unique piece to treasure for years to come.  In addition to some well-known favourites, such as Ali Tregaskes’ etched jewellery and Sharon Curtis’ papercuts and lino printmaking (Venue76), there are a number of new creatives joining in for the first time. Brand new to Ross is Katherine Van Giap (Freshwater Mosaics venue 79). Katherine designs and makes a variety of decorative and fine art pieces that we think will enchant you.

The studio next door to Ali and Sharon’s is Kingfisher (venue 75), where Ann Johnson creates her evocative paintings, this year focusing on the Wye and its many moods.

At Made in Ross in the Market House (venue 78), the work of the 13 members can be viewed. This artists’ collective covers a wide range of disciplines including fine art painting, print making, ceramics, glass, jewellery, felting, knitting, wood craft, silk art, weaving and mosaics. You’re sure to find something to delight you here. There is a lift to the gallery from the ground floor of the Market House for those who find stairs difficult.

For the second year St Mary’s Parish Church (venue 77) is hosting an exhibition where you will find ten local artists and makers exhibiting their work including ceramics, photography, painting, mixed media jewellery and ink work. With a strong contemporary feel this is an exciting and inspiring venue to visit. Refreshments will also be available in the church.

18 The Basement (venue 80) has recently been rebranded Livinloom Home and is where Gaby Devitt retails her beautiful woven textiles. In addition, there will be work by other makers on display including ceramics, felting, papercut work, handmade mirrors, printed textiles and bees wax candles. This is a tucked away treasure house of contemporary creativity.

Just round the corner from Gaby is Crowsfeet (venue 81), a gorgeous shop selling a wide range of women’s accessories, cards and handcrafted items. This year it is hosting an exhibition of Claire McKnight’s fine art paintings and drawings.

View the full guide here or click on the following links of our very own Ross-on-Wye artists: