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Exhibition, Fri 19 May - Fri 30 Jun 2017

Noel Dyrenforth

Noel Dyrenforth


Gibberd Gallery

01279 446 404


Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
CM20 1WG


British artist Noel Dyrenforth has specialised in the batik medium since the 1960’s after studying art in London. He chose to explore the ancient resist dye technique as his creative discipline and pioneered it in many countries making his unique works of art unparalleled in this media. In this exhibition he presents over five decades of works and some ceramics for the first time in the county of Essex. His sensual, tactile pieces demonstrate his exploration of methods and a passionate interpretation of a reoccurring theme that is addressing a society where freedom is increasingly undermined. He has written three books on the subject of batik and lectured internationally with an emphasis on workshops and blending craft skills with creative intuition and integrity. His highly acclaimed work is held in numerous collections and recently the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired a further six works to add to their collection. Harlow Art Trust are proud to be able to show larger pieces of his unique works of art, an opportunity to get an intimate view of this rare medium.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Fri 19 May - Fri 30 Jun 2017
Monday to Friday 9am to 4:45pm
Saturday 11am to 4pm

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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