Digswell Artists partner with The Howard Centre

Written by Fenners

On August 28, 2020

Six Digswell Arts Trust Fellows are partnering with The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City to exhibit work as part of a project to utilise empty shop spaces to engage more people with artworks outside of gallery settings. 

Kate Windibank, Julie Leaming, Sarah Rooms Heaphy, Abi Freckleton and Fiona Booy exhibit ceramic sculpture in a space on the first floor of the centre.

Top: Coast 1, 2 and 3 by Sarah Rooms Heaphy
Fragmented vessel by Kate Windibank
Wave and Porcelain torn bowl by Julie Leaming
Bottom: Drinking from a lake by Abi Freckleton
Menhir and Teaser teapot by Fiona Booy


In the main entrance foyer on the ground floor, Muna Zuberi’s drawing ‘Hive’ is reproduced 6m wide, and in the shop window behind are her glass applique lightbox works, Teenage Landscape and Star Map.

Top: Hive installation by Muna Zuberi
Community artwork in The Howard Centre
Bottom: Teenage Landscape by Muna Zuberi
Image credit: Lindsey Robertson LNZPHOTO.


The ‘Hive’ drawing is the inspiration for a community artwork to be exhibited in the centre. Each honeycomb cell is a household in lockdown. Children are invited to share their own drawings of their lockdown experiences and these will form the community artwork. The Howard Centre is generously offering vouchers as prizes for the best drawings. Visit The Howard Centre website to download the Hive worksheet and find out how to enter.




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