This lovely second-hand bookshop is run by the volunteers of The Friends Of Hylands, which is a charitable organisation set up in 1995 to raise funds for the preservation, maintenance, repair and improvement of the Hylands Estate. The Bookshop recently underwent a major renovation & the Artists in Residence were invited to set up a gallery in this lovely space.
After opening with a group collaboration, we will now be running exhibitions spotlighting each of the Artists and their work.
Our first exhibition, starting on the 1st March is by Julie Graham, our resident screen printer.
Julie Graham is a Designer and Printmaker creating a range of Limited Edition Screen and Linocut Prints, Textiles and Hand-Printed Stationary. Inspiration for her unique designs come from the British countryside, drawing in pen and ink she translates these images into designs suitable for screen-printing.
Printing on handmade papers adds great texture to her work, the materials she uses for her textiles are also selected for their lovely tactile quality which she has discovered in the soft British woolens that she loves to use.
The Stables Bookshop & Gallery is open 7 days a week so do pop in next time you visit the park.
Our Studios are open: Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm Other times by appointment
Stables Bookshop & Cafe Open 7 days per week
Hylands Artist Studios The Stables Hylands Estate London Road Chelmsford CM2 8WQ