Exhibitions & events 2019

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March 15 - May 26

Lettering Arts Centre 

Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP

This exhibition celebrates nature’s vanishing names, reclaimed in new works commissioned as an artistic response to ‘The Lost Words — A Spell Book' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

Carving these words into stone, wood and glass, artists create a permanent record of the natural words removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.


"I was very excited to be part of this exhibition, especially as I was allowed to do a 3 dimensional sculpture.

I decided to make it circular, the wheel of life and carve the two rambling ‘ lost ‘ plants around the edge, the bramble and ivy.

I wanted the sides to be contrasting, so carved one pictorial and the other more abstract. A firework explosion of springing ferns, throwing life giving seeds into the air, may their words and life continue. "

April 20 - May 6

Ardvark Bookshop & Cafe, Brampton Bryan

The Flower Garden

Art Exhibition featuring botanical photography  by Sabina Rüber, paintings by Ruth Kirkby, sculpture by Lottie O'Leary, and pots by Tony Hall.


We are holding the Private View on Good Friday, 19 April at 11am, with complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

Free entry, please contact us for invitations.

The exhibition is open every day during bookshop hours, except Easter Sunday, 21st April, when we are CLOSED.

March 6  - April 16

South Transept, Hereford Cathedral

During Lent, a sculpture entitled Jesus carries the Cross by Lottie O'Leary will be exhibited in the South Transept. Each Tuesday in Lent will focus on a different interpretation of the sculpture and will be led by members of the cathedral community.


"I carved this sculpture for the ‘40 days, 40 artists' Lent exhibition at St Michael's Church, Discoed, near Presteigne in 2017.

I was allocated Jesus carrying the Cross from the Passion and we were asked to take inspiration from an Old Master. I was inspired by the Italian renaissance painter Lorenzo Lotto on the front and on the back by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch."


for details of The Seven Last Words, this year's Lent exhibition.

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The Circle of Life, Portland stone, with gilding on Welsh slate base. 2' diameter, 2.5" thick.