To celebrate Harlow’s 70th anniversary, a three-part workshop, ‘Harlow: Land and Sky’, will explore the relationship between the town and its geography over the past seventy years. The original ideas which shaped and cultivated Harlow’s identity have morphed and changed over time. Now, ‘Harlow is 70’ is a tremendous opportunity to mark how the town has evolved.
The workshops will explore the ideals and designs upon which Harlow was founded, and document the evolution of the story through investigative imagery taken from the ground and air. These images, combined with the original plans, will form the basis of a collaborative installation painting, created by participants of ‘Harlow is 70’.
During each workshop, participants will learn how to use and manipulate paint to create their own response to the town through a dynamic abstract / landscape painting. Each of these individual works, will help form the installation as a whole. A separate yet interconnected body of work. A reflection of how residents respond to living in Harlow.
Also our open Saturday event is a great opportunity to look around the Gibberd Gallery and discover the wonderful 20th Century Watercolour collection containing work by British artists such as John Nash, Elizabeth Blackadder, Dame Laura Knight, Edward Bawden. Visit the current exhibition Harlow17 our most diverse annual show which displays 90+ artworks, from print, drawing, painting to sculpture, where there is something of interest for everyone. If you have time you can then explore more of Harlow and it's Public collection of 85 sculptures which are scattered around the town, works by Moore, Hepworth, Fink, Rodin, Chadwick....too many to list.
|Sat 8 Apr 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
|Sat 20 May 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
|Sat 10 Jun 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
Free but you need to book
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Facilities for educational visits
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has a ramp
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Lift equipped with verbal floor announcements
- Lift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
- Contrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
If you have any concerns about access to the building or the gallery please call in advance and we will be happy to answer any questions.
- Ramp to entrance
- Handrail by ramp
- Entrance is well lit
- Automatic door at the main entrance
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Good colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
- Audible alarm system
- Visual alarm system