Paintings in the Pub – Jon Young Art and Holly Hayward Art

New exhibition at The Keys, St Martins, 2nd – 4th October


Following on from Jon Young’s successful Coastal Exhibition last year, John and Vicky Smout will be hosting a second art exhibition at The Keys in St. Martins this October. To continue the commemoration of the closure of Ifton Colliery, a second artist, Holly Hayward, will also exhibit.

Holly Hayward, from Hordley, whose grandfather worked at Ifton Colliery, has drawn upon her personal links to the local coal mining industry and interviews with many former miners to produce paintings with a personal touch under the theme “The Miner’s Lamp”. The numbers on the lamps can be traced back to their owners and the stories from the lamps’ owners are a feature of her work, as well as the rich vivid colours of the now redundant machinery.

Jon Young will again be exhibiting a range of beautifully colourful artwork from his collections of “People and Places”.

Everyone is welcome to the exhibition and if you know ex-miners or relatives of ex-miners, please spread the word about this glorious event. Jon and Holly would love as many people as possible to see the beautiful artwork. The Keys will be open for normal daily service and meals can be booked in advance. We look forward to seeing you.

“Paintings in the Pub” will run from 2nd – 4th October

Martha and the Miner’s Lamp

Holly Hayward