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image for Exhibition item typeHarlow: Land and Sky at Gibberd Gallery

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Exhibition, from 20 May 2017

Gibberd Gallery

Gibberd Gallery


Gibberd Gallery

01279 446 404


Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
CM20 1WG


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.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Jun 2017 11:00 to 14:00


Free but you need to book



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Map reference: TL 446097  Lat: 51.76730 Long: 0.09413

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Harlow station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast 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.


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system