For more details of each of the Exhibitions, click on the links below.
Love among the Easels - The Herkomer School and Romance
2nd July 2022 until January 2023
In his qualifications for entrance to his School of Art, Herkomer stated “married ladies and ladies above the age of 28 are not eligible for admission”. As he saw it, this ruling directed a female student’s concentration exclusively towards her art. However, nature being what it is – an artistic temperament, a glance across a crowded studio, the turn of a paint brush! - romance blossomed. More.
Colonising Cornwall: Bushey Artists in the West Country
Anne Blessley Gallery
October 2022 to April 1923
Once Bushey artists had completed their studies, some of them went to art colonies in Cornwall to experience the wonderful quality of Cornish light, and more. More.
William Hoather (1872 -1943) — Master Photographer
Hoather moved to Bushey Heath in 1903 as an established photographer. His shop 'The Photo Nest' in the High Road flourished until 1926. A large collection of his glass plates and platinotype prints were donated to the Museum by his son Mr Max Hoather, and form the basis for this exhibition. George Bernard Shaw took a considerable interest in Hoather's colour photography from about 1907 and sent much of his work to Bushey Heath for developing and printing.
(Exhibition organiser: Patrick Forsyth)