Canwood Gallery is delighted to be launching Herefordshire Art Weeks on Saturday 10th September with an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional art on display from local and internationally-renowned artists.
Visitors will enjoy a unique opportunity to see the inspiring work of Carl Andre, exclusive photographs by the late, great Peter Sellers and a diverse collection of local artists including Walenty Pytel, Ed Elliot, Angela Holden, Rob Parkin and Walter van Straaten.
Canwood Gallery is a tranquil and inspiring setting deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. The recently-opened gallery provides visitors the chance to see some of the country’s aspiring artists as well as world-renowned names for free. Art lovers can appreciate pieces inside the gallery spaces, and outdoors, or simply take a stroll around the gallery’s beautiful 10 acres and enjoy the views.
Canwood Gallery is the dream of Stephen Dale, who made that dream a reality earlier this year in support of Bart’s Hospital in London. The idea first seeded when, in 1970’s, Stephen was diagnosed with Leukaemia and underwent a ground-breaking medical trial at Bart’s Hospital which saved his life.
It was during this time, while undergoing severe trial treatments including radiation and mustard gas among many others, that Stephen decided to venture out. He took a black cab and asked where he could go to ‘See something different’. In response, the driver took him to the Tate and refused a fare.
After walking into the Tate, Stephen was immediately inspired by the controversial Carl Andre Bricks which spurred many more visits to the gallery during his treatment. It’s also why Carl Andre’s bricks now take pride of place in the new Canwood Gallery.
As the only survivor of the 12 medical trialists at Bart’s Hospital, Stephen has always felt immeasurable appreciation for the care he was shown and dedicated his life to sourcing some of the world’s greatest art so he could one day he could show his gratitude while also inspiring and motivating others through art.
All profits raised by Canwood Gallery will be donated to Bart’s Hospital and support their ground-breaking work and the medical care they provide. So come and visit Canwood Gallery, soak in the surroundings and lovingly crafted gallery and the works on display.
10TH SEPTEMBER – 18TH SEPTEMBER 10AM TO 4PM
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Canwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire, HR1 4NF
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