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21st - 29th October 2023

Quietly Connected
Lucy Sugden
21 st -29 th October
Glimpse into a woven world of nature and gardens in Lucy’s one-week solo show at The Wynd Gallery.
Lucy is a woven tapestry artist who loves to weave with fishing line! A love of light play and garden life inspires much of her work which she creates using traditional woven tapestry techniques on anupright loom, and her own exploration of the tapestry processes on the circle loom.

‘My work explores a fascination of light play, combining fibres and a love of nature. It is important to me to maintain a sustainable art practice by recycling and upcycling fibres where possible, which has become an integral part of how I work’.

To accompany her exhibition Lucy is holding a series of events at The Wynd Gallery. Tapestry sampler workshops on Monday 23 rd October, family weaving workshops on Wednesday 25 th October
and she is hosting one of her talks on the evening of Thursday 26 th October.

For full information of these events please visit her website on the following link

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9th - 17th SEPTEMBER 2023

Coming up next at the gallery is a solo exhibition by Cathy Smale, showcasing her wonderful bird paintings.  


Cathy will be at the gallery each day demonstrating how she creates her colourful characters, and working on a big woodland scene throughout the week.


It will be a fun and enjoyable show for all ages  with lots of new work to see and buy. Including large paintings, prints and little birds, playful puns and poems, crafts and games - plus each visitor can enter our free prize draw to win a little bird painting of their own!


Please come and see Cathy's Birds - from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th September 10am-4pm

(You are also invited to join us for a glass of Pimm's at the Friday evening preview on 8th September, 6-9pm)




I am delighted to be able to share with you that I have been selected to create a large site-specific ceramic installation for this year's Wells Art Contemporary, This exhibition transforms the magnificent Cathedral of Wells in Somerset into an art gallery for the month of August. My exhibit 'A Gathering' will be displayed in the stunning Chapter House pictured here. More details to follow.

Thankfully I have had a very productive winter/spring period because this summer I am also going to be exhibiting at three ceramics fairs; Potfest in the Park 28-30 July, Potfest Suffolk 11-13th August and Celebrating Ceramics 14-16 July.



17th - 19th June 2023

The 48th Ayot St Lawrence Art Show will be held 17-19 June 2023, and many of our Wynd Gallery Artists will be exhibiting! It is a wonderful weekend, and in 2022 the Art Show attracted over 1,000 visitors.

 Showing a fantastic range of artists, many of whom exhibit every year in a variety of styles and media including oil, watercolour and acrylic.   In addition to the framed art available for sale, there are browsers full of excellent unframed art, plus a variety of art-based greetings cards designed by the artists.

The Art Show is held in the beautiful Grade I listed Palladian Church of the charming village of Ayot St Lawrence and runs from 17th - 19th June 2023.



The Big Art Fair is back for another year and many of the Wynd Gallery Artists will be exhibiting!

A major event in the creative calendar, the Big Art Fair brings a great buzz to Hitchin Town Hall with a total of 60 artists exhibiting beautiful work.

Last year the sponsors of the event chose their favourite artists including our very own Wynd Artists

Daniella Saavadar and Heather Miller.

The Big Art Fair runs from Friday 23rd June 7pm - 9pm until Sunday 25th June so don't miss out on this amazing art event!

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A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Coronation Colouring Competition.  We had almost 50 entries and the gallery window has looked wonderful for the Coronation Weekend celebrations.


It was a tough decision to pick our winners, with such fantastic efforts and detailed colouring from all involved.


Competition Winners!

We chose 3 winners, who each receive a

£10 David’s Bookshop voucher,

their work can be seen in the front of the window.

 All the other entries are still on display too, and if you would like to keep your entry please just pop in soon to collect it.

(The Wynd Gallery is open 10-4 Tuesday to Saturday and

11-3 on Sundays)


We hope you all enjoyed the colouring designs by our artists Cathy Smale and Hayley Trampenau

 and thanks again to all who took part!


At the Wynd Gallery our artists are dedicated to making the Gallery more ecologically sustainable.

 As part of our commitment to lowering

 our carbon footprint we are endeavouring to reduce our plastic packaging usage.

To that end, you may now receive your purchase in clean recycled/reused wrapping and packaging.


Image courtesy of Evie S via Unsplash

Muddy Stiletto Awards

There's still time to nominate us for the Best Art Gallery Category

at the Muddy Stiletto Awards this year!

To nominate us as your favourite Gallery just click on the button below - you have until Monday 8th May to get your nominations in!

Thank you!

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Join us in decorating our gallery for the King’s Coronation
celebrations by colouring in our crowned characters!

Free to enter - pick up a copy in the gallery or
download a copy below and drop it into us!

Win prizes for the best efforts:
3 x £10.00 voucher for Davids Bookshop


(please write your name and a contact number/email on the reverse to
be included - and look out on social media for our winning entries)
Designed by Hayley Trampenau and Cathy Smale the 2 sides will be
folded and hung together to make bunting for our gallery.

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