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Bees in The Hive

A new touring exhibition is on display at The Hive from now until March 25.

The exhibition entitled Outrider features the work of nine visual artists commissioned to respond to the historic Watkins collection of bee keeping publications and photographs which are housed in Hereford Library.

The commissioned artists, which include University of Worcester graduate Becca Harris, Worcestershire and national artists, have created a fascinating collection of work that both relates to the bee keeping archive and to contemporary environment problems and issues facing us today.

Laura Worsfold, Business Development Manager, The Hive said: " We have become a really popular venue for exhibitions. The natural light and high ceiling in our atrium make it an ideal space, and our daily footfall does guarantee good exposure.

"This exhibition can be viewed during our normal opening hours, 8.30am 10pm and is accompanied by an artists' talk on 23 March at 10.30am. We really hope that lots of people will come and have a look and that it will draw new people into the building".

Outrider is an Arts Council England Libraries Fund exhibition. Curated by Dr Sally Payen from an open submission process and managed by Salt Road for Herefordshire Council. The artists include Cath Keay, Megan Powell, Ron Haselden, Jane Tudge, Jaime Jackson, Elisabeth Bond, Anneka French, Becca Harris and Sally Payen. Outrider has been funded by an ACE Library Fund with support from the Elmley Foundation and Herefordshire Council.

The exhibition will go on to tour to Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham and Haden Hill House Museum, Sandwell after showing at The Hive.

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