Green Worc. by Grant

 

 

The *HoBB Gallery regularly exhibits the works of artists who visit the HoBB and once every year or so, we exhibit works created here at the HoBB Studio.

As full-time host at the HoBB, some of Grant’s own drawings go on display in the Wood Bod and farmhouse to provide a changing backdrop for visitors.

Background
At an early age, Grant read that Picasso had said “To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all” . How right he was – as history shows us.

It has been said that “the works of Grant form the scaffolding of an unrestrictable future where time returns to haunt us and our history fades into insignificance.”  His designs, paintings, drawings and projects combine to unlock the influences around him so that he may communicate his inner understanding of the World, the Universe and everything.

At the age of 4, he created his first chalk and charcoal drawings and at 8 he insisted on learning Latin and illustrating all the characters in the rhyme “This is the House that Jack Built”.

At 11, he designed greetings cards that were sold at ‘Cobweb & Strange and at 21 he opened his first art studio in Ardrishaig, Scotland with craftworker John Hamilton.

Following that, he moved to South Wales to open a visitor centre and gallery  where he started painting watercolours as backdrops to exhibitions. One of the exhibitions was so popular that it toured the UK with the West Midlands Area Museum service  after being hosted by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Grant continues to visualise building and other design led projects Read more >

There’s a natural evolution to my art, giving it a recorded past along with its moment of shared present whilst making its contribution to a future beyond my reach, but possibly, not beyond the reach of my art.” (Grant. From an opening speech at ‘Plant Crossing’ (Joint exhibition) held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Art Gallery)
  • Grant got his inspiration for the above painting whilst drawing this building in Worcester, UK for its architects:

 

Wwoof (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

Update:

This early ‘WWOOF’ Tea Cloth has just been donated to our WoW Collections by one of our charity volunteers.

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(Above) Poster designed for our Wwoof open day at the HoBB for local hosts and potential members organised by Sue Davies, our local area Wwoof representative.

How it works:

Volunteers (Wwoofers) travel around the world from host to host, picking up new skills and gaining experience and understanding of other cultures.

All hosts, including the HoBB Project House, hope for happy volunteers to help them continue their many and varied projects.

There is no other international organisation quite like Wwoof for its ability to culture useful links between people interested in organic farming.

Even if you are not interested in being a ‘wwoofer’ host or volunteer right now, take a look at their international web site and get up to speed on the ways being developed to keep soils alive, keep food healthy and as a result, create an ever more balanced organic future for everyone.

Our charity has worked alongside the UK volunteer network for over 25 years and now, with the wonderful growing support of volunteers, we are researching and conducting both educational and development programme. Present projects include research into organic aquaculture and geo-positioning apps that reposition water heritage collections  back into the  World using augmented VR for education and added visitor enjoyment.

If you would like to join Wwoof and get their international list of hosts, please visit their web site.

If you are in the UK and interested in volunteering some time to help WoW [World of Water, Registered UK Charity 327188 ] please contact us to arrange a visit to our field centre.

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