ERTF members’ exhibition: 6th – 19th May 2022

Changing Earth - A Collaborative Exhibition with RHS Hyde Hall, Essex

6th - 19th May 2022

We are delighted to be working with the  Royal Horticultural Society’s Hyde Hall Gardens for our 2022 members’ exhibition.  A link to the Hyde Hall website can be found here.  

The title of the exhibition is Changing Earth.  This theme is a collaboration between ERTF and RHS Hyde Hall inspired by the research, findings and recommendations contained in the RHS report ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’.  This RHS report,  together with audio clips on the topic, are therefore essential preparation for the exhibition and interpretation of the collaborative theme.  They can be found here.  

To provide further ideas for your interpretations of this theme, here are some further resources:

  1. The subject matter of this collaborative exhibition is very wide-ranging. For any members who might find a few prompts helpful, the ERTF committee has prepared a mind-map capturing a selection of ideas to get the creative juices flowing. The mind-map can be found HERE.
  2. A campaign has also recently been launched by the RHS to recruit a ‘gardening army’ to fight the climate crisis. You may find further inspiration by clicking on the link HERE.

This will be a substantial show in Hyde Hall’s large exhibition space at a time of year when the gardens are well-visited.  There will be space for both 2D and 3D work. There will also be a large space for sales of smaller items (which must also relate to the joint theme of the exhibition). Commission on sales will be 20% plus VAT.

Exhibition preparatory visit

To help members prepare, it was originally planned that there would be one or more study days at Hyde Hall. It was not possible to schedule these due to the Covid-19 pandemic. HOWEVER, in their place we prepared an introductory video (see below) to set the scene and encourage members to start working on their pieces.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VIDEO REFERS TO THE ORIGINAL EXHIBITION DATES IN JUNE 2022: THE REVISED DATES IN MAY 2022 ARE ABOVE

An informal ERTF visit to Hyde Hall is planned for Monday 11th October 2021 when one of our members (Margaret Talbot) will be part of another exhibition at the venue. Hyde Hall has kindly agreed that artists may have free entry on 11th October provided names of attendees are provided in advance.  

In the meantime, Hyde Hall Gardens are currently open and members are encouraged to arrange their own visits .