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18 February

Hon OV’s Successful Solo Show

Many OVs will fondly remember Liz Hand (Hon OV) from her time at King’s as both art teacher and Head of Art.

Since retiring from King’s in 2014, Liz has been incredibly busy, producing large semi-abstract paintings resulting from her travels, mainly across SE Asia.

liz hand

Liz’s most recent exhibition was a stunning solo exhibition at the 44AD Gallery in Bath, which finished this week.

This latest exhibition was the culmination of paintings inspired by Liz’s travels to Dover Place, Ballygunge, West Bengal, the community’s colourful dwellings, shrines and passageways providing the starting point for her work.

liz hand

Among the many visitors to Liz’s exhibition were some supporters from the King’s family, including, current Head of Art, Chris Haywood (Hon OV), Chris Gallantree-Smith (Hon OV), Richard Gilbert and her son and King’s current Head of Sixth Form Josh Hand (Cl 91-01).

liz hand exhibition Josh Hand

Liz added, “I have so many happy memories of my 23 years at King’s, 20 years as Head of Art. The building of the new Art School, the Cornwall trips and the very high standard of work produced by pupils, are amongst the many highlights. It is thrilling that so many former pupils have gone on to forge careers as artists, designers, architects, art historians, art teachers and gallery owners. I am always delighted to hear from them, and welcome all to my studio in the lovely Cathedral City of Wells in Somerset.”

In addition to her travels, Liz continues to exhibit regularly, as well as advise in arts education, is a principal examiner and runs occasional workshops.

What a beautiful exhibition, Liz, and we already look forward to seeing your next show.

liz hand