Wallace 100 Art Trail November 2013

Wallace 100  – celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace’s life and legacy.

Intrepid explorer, brilliant naturalist and remarkable intellectual, Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered the process of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin.  Wallace lived in Hertford and attended the local grammar school.

Wallace 100 is a celebration of his life and scientific legacy in 2013, the centenary of his death.

The Natural History Museum and partner institutions around the world are holding events for Wallace100, to commemorate the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace on the 100th anniversary of his death in 1913.

Wallace 100 events taking place in Hertford:

26 Oct – Feb 2014 The World of Wallace, Hertford Museum

7 – 20 November Praesentia Art Trail, Hertford Business’s

8-10 November Hertford Arts Society, Members’ show

10 November Praesentia – Wallace Art Trail Launch , Courtyard Arts

14 November You should ask Wallace, Hertford Theatre

Exhibition and Art Trail by artists, Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie under the group name of ‘Praesentia’ to co-incide with the worldwide Wallace 100 events.

Dates; Thursday 7th Nov 2013  for approx. 2 weeks

Location; Hertford Town Centre – shop windows / walls inside premises.

Caryl Beach, Sally Tyrie and Veronica Grassi studied together at the University of Hertfordshire on the MA Fine Art course and are currently based at Digswell Arts Trust studios near Welwyn. Following on from a very successful show at Courtyard Arts in Hertford in 2012, which explored aspects of Hertford’s past, they have come together again to create and display work that responds to one of Hertford’s historical residents, Alfred Russell Wallace.

Art Trail as at October 2013

Hertford Library

The Classic Barbers

Il Vino Restaurant

Fingertips

Leaf Café

Maxin Porcaro Salon

Wallace House

Colormax

Hertford Framers

Tourist Information Centre

Courtyard Arts  (Sunday 10th- only)

Caryl Beach uses photography, video, painting and printmaking to capture everyday experiences In the landscape, evolving into a visual diary and reflective journey.  Her video piece made for ‘Hertford Layers’ won best video at Eastern Approaches, 2012.  “Through my research of Wallace I have developed a close affinity with his early years spent in Hertford where he too walked possibly the same pathways and rivers edges and visited the sites of Old Mills.

Sally Tyrie uses printmaking, collage and stitch to create drawings which explore aspects of time, transition, absence and presence. Her work is currently on show in a number of regional galleries and is held in many private and public collections around the country. Her interest in Wallace has focused on his notebooks, letters and published writings and a particular selection of quotes collected and publicised by the Natural History Museum.

Veronica Grassi uses non-traditional textile materials and stitch with soluble film and iron wire to create three dimensional drawings. Appearing fragile and ephemeral, her sculptures evoke memories, tell stories and capture a poetic quality. Her work has been awarded The Hatfield House Best Sculpture prize 2 years in a row at the Eastern Approaches exhibition 2009 and 2010. Her work for ‘Wallace 100’ focuses on the naturalist’s curiosity of the world particularly his collection of butterflies and observations of the evolution of species.

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