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Adrian Marden Open Studios 2015 exhibition

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 26 September

As part of the 2015 Open Studios, local artist and Herts Visual Arts member Adrian Marden (see brochure page #41), will be exhibiting at Trestle Arts Base with a selection of digital drawings conceived to celebrate and document everyday items.

The limited edition prints catalogue the careful crafting of the forms and the detailed finishes of ‘Everyday Things’ which sadly we either ignore or discard. Whilst we may re-cycle some of the materials used to make these items, we throw away or overlook the objects which demonstrate the ingenuity of their designers and the inventiveness of their manufacturers.

These images are made by first carefully observing the subject, there is no computer trickery or photographic technique involved. The software is then used to provide a set of drawing tools,  somewhat like a printmaking process with similar possibilities and limitations.                                                                                                       

Meet Adrian Marden

Adrian will be in the Trestle Gallery Cafe for informal meet and greet sessions throughout the exhibition, where anyone is welcome to come along and chat to him about  his work.

Tuesday 8 September from 1-3:30pm

Thursday 17 September from 5- 7pm

Saturday 19 from 1 – 3:30pm

To arrange a meeting by appointment, please contact Adrian directly on 0747 303 1535

There is also an informal opening of the exhibition on Thursday 10 Sept from 6-8pm, please feel free to attend. 

Entry is free and the exhibition is open during our normal Arts Base hours, please click here for more information.  For enquiries about the exhibition space at Trestle, please contact our Gallery Programmer Elaine Johnson on / 01727 850950

The Herts Open Studios event began in 1991 and has been held every year since then. Its aim is to make the arts more accessible to the public, and to make the public more aware of the art and craft that is created around them. All professional and amateur artists, photographers and craftspeople living or working in Hertfordshire are welcome to apply for entry to participate. Each year around 200 artists take part and around 11,000 – 13,000 members of the public visit the studios. The event is organised by an Open Studios Project Manager with the help of a team of Area Coordinator volunteers.