January 2019

Work by artists associated with Courtyard Arts can now be enjoyed – and acquired – by visitors and guests at the prestigious Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club near Ware.

This ground-breaking venture for Courtyard sees a substantial collection of paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media and photographic work beautifully displayed through Hanbury Manor. To date, more than fifty selected artists have signed up for the opportunity to participate in the ongoing project which will initially be in place for at least a year.

Curated by our Gallery Manager Peer Towers, the project represents a wonderful showcase for talented artists in the region. Thanks go to the contributing artists and our fantastic team of hard-working member volunteers for bringing this to fruition.

“This is a significant leap forward for Courtyard Arts, showcasing art throughout this prestigious location and beautiful building. The enormous size and potential of the project means we have initiated the hanging of work in a number of stages. Phase 1 has just been completed, predominantly focusing on the older section of the hotel including its splendid Oak Hall. Everyone is now looking forward to Phase 2 in February, when more artists will be on show.

“Reactions so far have been hugely positive and complimentary, with Hanbury Manor management team and their guests at the hotel showing great interest and enthusiasm. We invite you to come and see the extraordinary talented local artists for yourselves. Their work offers a fresh feel – a blend of tradition and contemporary – at a fantastic new venue for people to enjoy.”

Peer Towers – Gallery Manager Courtyard Arts

Watch this space for fuller details of artists participating in this venture!