This years h.Art week was a tremendous success with visitors travelling from as far as the USA. Victoria Westaway created a new series of Willow Peacocks as well as Owls and figures which proved popular alongside abstract works in steel wire and copper. Nestled amongst the sedums stood Victoria's willow spheres on spike which added beautiful structure to the borders of the wild garden.
hArt offers a chance for visitors to see Herefordshire artists in action and once again Victoria was delighted to demonstrate her skills over the course of the week. Not only did Victoria show others how she works, she also inspired many keen art lovers to take part and have a go.
For the second time, Arts in the Marches exhibited in the Herefordshire Open Studios event during h.Art week 12th to 20th September. Frances Warren, owner and organiser of Arts in the Marches was thrilled with the last years success, "we had a fantastic week welcoming over 800 visitors and sold many pieces. This year we're aiming to exceed our standards and deliver excellence to all our visitors and contributing artists".
Images from Arts in the Marches Open Studios event during h.Art 2015 at Venue 87
Handstand Boy in venue 87 for Herefordshire Arts Week. The ever popular Sculpture at Llangarron is home to Victoria Westaway's Willow Sculptures. This Willow Figure is created on a steel armature fixed to a steel plate, it can be displayed on a lawn or in a courtyard setting.
Willow Owl, sitting wisely at Arts in the Marches for Herefordshire Arts week. This willow wildlife piece is created by Ledbury based Victoria Westaway willow sculptor, who works in the barn next to her cottage on the hills. The Parliament of owls who reside in the surrounding tress provide inspiration for her willow sculptures.
Willow Peacock on display at hArt week. 2015 sees a return to Llangarron Sculpture Show. Victoria created her new willow peacock as part of the willow wildlife series. These willow sculptures look at home even in smaller gardens...and unlike their real life counterparts these peacocks are very quiet!
Willow Spheres on Spike. These abstract willow and steel sculptures are designed to fit into flower borders offering year round interest and form. These willow spheres represent giant peonies before they burst open. These are shown set amongst the sedum in the Llangarron sculpture garden ready for hArt Week.
Sphere Tower. This willow sculpture stands strong but serene in the Llangarron sculpture garden created by Arts in the Marches. Victoria was inspired to create abstract pieces that would work against the bold backdrop of mature trees and hard landscaping.
Wire Fritilary. Wire and copper wire abstract sculptures for garden borders. Victoria Westaway created these wire works in response to the tiny but perfect spring flower that's grows in abundance in her village of Coddington. The copper shines under the sunlight and reflects back on the surrounding planting. Even in the winter months these steel framed sculptures add from and movement to the garden.
For h.Art 2015 Arts in the Marches at Llangarron presented an exciting range of affordable sculpture from established local artists, including Victoria Westaway, Sally Anne Tottle, Alan Richardson and Glenn Morris. Exhibiting affordable sculptures for your home and garden. Work includes bronze, cement fondue, ceramics, metal, resin, stone, willow, wire and wood; ranging from larger than life to hand sized collectables.
For more information contact,
Arts in the Marches
The White House
tel: 07917 522253