Exhibitions

The Robert Adams Gallery is open from 10.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 
Admission is free.

For more information about exhibiting please contact sara.railson@dacorum.gov.uk

Myths, Legends and Fairy-tales By Caroline FoskettMyths Legends and Fairy-Tales by Caroline Foskett

Come and explore the characters on display in Caroline Foskett’s intricate pen and ink drawings. Caroline is an artist based in Hemel Hempstead and she aims to bring the subjects of her work to life as much as possible. Caroline's influences include Harry Clarke, Alphonse Mucha and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 

Monday 27 November - Friday 5 January

Geological Landscapes by John Durham

John Durham specialises in portraying geological landscapes with acrylics. His passion for rocks andMarloes Beach Pembrokeshire - John Durham stones and academic studies in geology have been the inspiration for his art and he uses colour and form to explore and reveal the underlying structure of the land. In this colourful and exciting exhibition, he has used his understanding of geology together with vibrant colours and tints to show paintings of some of his favourite places. John lives in Hemel Hempstead and his work has been exhibited in many local exhibitions and at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery and the Mall Galleries in London.

This exhibition is a fascinating insight and a new perspective on some iconic landscapes. www.johndurham-art.co.uk 

Monday 8 January – Friday 2 February 2018


The Common by Jenny Thorburn

An exhibition of woodcut prints, drawings, maps and collages by a Berkhamsted artist. This work hasPark Hornbeam by Jenny Thorburn been created by walking and exploring Berkhamsted Common (part of the Ashridge estate), mapping its historical features and sitting out in the woods drawing individual trees. The work is inspired by the past stories and present form of the Common and celebrates its continued importance to the local community. The Commons were an important community resource in pre-industrial times, providing food and fuel. Where they remain, they are an equally important resource for our urban society in providing us with freely accessible places to be with nature.   

Monday 5 February - Friday 2 March 2018

Wildlife Portraits by Chris Shelley

Chris is a locally based photographer who for much of his career was a cameraman on film and TVTiger by Chris Shelley productions. In recent years, he has concentrated on stills photography, with an emphasis on wildlife and landscape.

This Exhibition will feature some of his favourite examples of animal portraiture. In these he has tried to capture the unique quality of his subjects, and hopefully provide an insight into their character. At best, a good photograph can allow us to appreciate at leisure the wonder of our fellow creatures, and why we must strive to preserve them for the future.

Monday 5 March – Friday 6 April 2018


Waxing Lyrical by Rachel Todd

Encaustic wax is a technique that was used by the Egyptians and involves applying molten encausticBrochure_1 wax to paper using a variety of tools. A hot iron, hot stylus or a heat gun are used to manipulate the wax into a landscape or abstract design. Rachel first came upon encaustic wax 2 years ago after seeing artist, Julie Wrathall, at an Open Studios event and her curiosity on the subject led her to attend evening classes where she mastered her technique.

Monday 9 April – Friday 4 May 2018