ERTF members’ exhibition: 1st – 14th June 2022

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

1-14 June 2022

.We are delighted to be working with RHS Hyde Hall 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.

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 plenty of space for both 2D and 3D work; the size of individual pieces will not be an issue.

Exhibition Launch and 2021 Study Day

To help members prepare, it was originally planned that there would be two study days at Hyde Hall.  The first of these, scheduled for October 2020, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

HOWEVER, in its place we have prepared an introductory video (see below) to set the scene and encourage members to start working on their pieces. Please also find information (below the video) about a course prepared for ERTF by Christine Chester to help inspire ideas and techniques.

It is hoped that we might arrange a visit/study day during 2021.  In the meantime, Hyde Hall Gardens are currently open (subject to booking) and members are encouraged to arrange their own visits.


Working with tissue paper – wet and stitched processes


With our Hyde Hall exhibition in mind and to help inspire organic-themed ideas and creativity, all ERTF members will have received an email from Carole Nicholls on 12th January 2021 providing short course information from Christine Chester (click on her name for more info about her work).


Christine has developed this course exclusively for ERTF.  We have exclusive access for 6 months (i.e. until mid-July 2021), but any members signing up retain access to course materials beyond that for whenever needed! You can access the workbook and video in your own time and at your own pace.


In an extract from her introduction, Christine says… ‘There should be something for everyone. The video is broken down into useful sections so you can watch one section and work from it before moving onto the next.  There is an accompanying course booklet which has key instructions for each of the processes.’


The course costs £25 for a 40-minute video and accompanying booklet.  Christine is also setting up a closed Facebook group for anyone to join where you can post work, share triumphs and ask Christine questions.


***** Feedback from members already signing up is very positive! *****


Full details are attached to the members’ email of 12th Jan 2021.  Anyone interested should follow the link to purchase the course directly from Christine.


If you are reading this but are NOT a member – why not join ERTF?  Visit the membership page on this website for further details.