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The Old Fire Station Gallery

Welcome to our website page for the Old Fire Station Gallery, a converted fire station providing a magnificent gallery for artists to display their paintings, sculptures, tapestries and photography.  The Gallery can be hired on a weekly basis.

            

If you would like to hire this space please click here to download our booking form.

Please contact our information centre to check availability.

Note that the Old Fire Station Gallery can be hired for half price in January and February each year.  This means if you are a local organisation or resident you can hire the facility for just £132.50 per week, or £150.00 per week if you are a non-local hirer.

THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS WILL BE SHOWING IN 2017

 

 

Thursday 16 - Tuesday 21 February

Robbing Banksy Part 1

A collection of copy artworks that have been stolen and sold at auction when they should of stayed in the location they were made for.  Artwork for the people.

Thursday 23 - Tuesday 28 February 2017

Life: Contemporary Photography, by David V King

 

Through the camera lens my aim is to capture a moment in time: lost thoughts, moments of joy, exhilaration, sadness, loneliness and expression, or a landscape that reflects the fleeting and transient moment in which we live.  We are, in the end, all connected. For me, the nature of oneself lives within the photograph.  

This exhibition features a range of contemporary black and white and colour images taken over a period of several years.

www.artfinder.com/david-v-king
www.lonesometrainphotography.com

 

Thursday 2 March - Tuesday 7 March 2017

Pop Up Henley Fashion Week 2017

Due it's popularity and success HFW is back for the third time. If you want to discover the hidden talent in Henley and grab amazing pieces for your wardrobe pop in to see them. For more info email arzu@arzukara.com

Exhibitors

Arzu Kara

Henley's very own Fashion designer; based on Newtown Road Arzu Kara has been dressing the women of Henley and London. As well as taking bespoke commissions AK has a women's wear brand that caters for stylish women. For more info www.arzukara.com

Ollie Weait

Ollie Weait has a wealth of creative image-making experience garnered from over 25 years, working in the worlds of advertising, entertainment and marketing. 

As a professional photographer, he doesn’t confine himself to any one specific area, primarily because of his ability as a conceptual art director. The images he creates therefore, although entirely relevant to the intended outcome, always have have real depth and wonderful detail. This is as true for a simple photographic product shoot as to a portrait sitting or editorial fashion narrative. His disciplines include; commercial imagery, portraiture, editorial, lifestyle, events. 

In addition, Ollie tutors photographic students privately and teaches photographic evening classes at the Henley College. www.ollieweaitphotography.com

Liz Felix

Simply looking to turn heads....

Liz Felix has been creating bespoke millinery for discerning customers and carefully selected boutiques for over 20 years. Handmade using traditional methods Liz's hats are unique and available for both special occasions and day wear.  lizfelixhats.com   

Beautifully original jewellery by Nadieh

Nadieh Beautifully Original Costume Jewellery is an online jewellery boutique based in South Oxfordshire. Started in 2005 by Nadieh Hodgson, it designs unique and exclusive costume jewellery from predominantly silver, pearls and semi-precious stones. It now has a global following and sells a selection of the most exquisite jewellery via it's website www.nadieh.com

Saturday 18 - Tuesday 28 March 2017

Reading Guild of Artists - 87th  Annual Exhibition 'Horrray Henley!'

 

The exhibition will be open daily, 10- 4 including Sundays, free entry.

Our members will present work based on those things for which Henley is famous: the river and locality, well known characters, Henley's festivals, local history, indusrty or architecture.

Reading Guild of Artists will present an eclectic mix of work for the exhibition, showing examples in print or paint, batik or woven textiles, or in three-dimensions.

Work is for sale, both framed and unframed,large and/or small.

We look forward to welcoming all visitors, both from Henley and further afield.

Thursday 30 March - Tuesday 4 April 2017 

Ignition

Coinciding with the start of this year's Formula 1 season, Iconic Photograps presents Ignition. An exhibition of rare and unseen works from photographers who had intimate access to the pit lanes, the stars the emotions and the circus of Formula 1. Open daily at the Old Fire Station Gallery from 30 March - 4 April, this astounding collection of fine art photographs features icons of the sport, such as the legendary James Hunt, Nikki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and many more.

Ignition is set to include behind the scenes accounts from the photographers themselves, exceptional unseen portraits of the greates F1 drivers of all time and each photograph will be available to buy as a limited edition fine art print, in a selcecion of sizes and frames. With so much to see the exhibition is set to ignite the interest of may F1 fans in Henley on Thames as well as further afield, so make time to head to the Old Fire Station Gallery to check it out.

For more information on the Ignition Exhibition and Iconic Photographs please contact Rebecca.Moore@heritage-assets.com 

Thursday 6 April - Tuesday 11 April 2017

The Printmaker's Eye

Reflecting on their own themes, each member of 'Print at the Park' uses the Pintmaker's Eye to contribute to this top quality exhibition of work. 

The fascination for their individual subject is skilfully expressed through various printmaking techniques including etching, linocut, lithograph drypoint and monotype. 

The group works from the 'Print Room' at South Hill Park where they hold several exhibitions throughout the year as well as exhibitions at many external venues.

For more information about the group and their exhibitions visit them on www.printattheparkgroup.co.uk

Thursday 13 April - Tuesday 18 April 2017

Reflections of Nature Through Paint and Metal Art

An Introduction to Bill Pike

 

As a colourist, Bill has produced a long series of water reflection paintings during his career and those on exhibition here are some of the more-recent ones, many of which feature the local colour of Thames-side scenes, particularly at Abingdon.

An Introduction to Diccon Dadey - Dadey Metal Art.

 

Diccon is a metal sculptor working in mild steel to fabricate a wonderfully eclectic collection of modern and traditional house and garden art in 3D form.   Whether contemporary or traditional; whether abstract or a reflection of nature, a Dadey Metal Art Sculpture offers a unique and timeless piece of art which never fails to enhance its environment either as a breathtaking centre-piece and ongoing ‘wow’ or a gently placed nod to nature, perhaps on a fence, in a flowerbed or on a tree and spotted as a genuinely wonderful surprise.

Friday 21 April - Tuesday 2 May 2017

Henley Art and Crafts Guild Spring Exhibition 2017

Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm, open viewing Friday evening 21 April 2017 6.00pm - 8.00pm

This is an exhibition by members of the Guild which will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and small items of craft work.

The Guild is the first venue of the Henley Arts Trail which has become a very popular event aruond Henley every early Spring Bank Holiday

The Arts Trail takes place on 29th and 30th April and 1st May 2017 and involves 25 venues showing local artists' work - details are circulated around the area but can also be found at the Information Centre in the Town Hall and on the Guild and Arts Trail websites.

www.henley-arts.org; facebook: Henley Arts and Crafts Guild
www.henleyartstrail.com

Thursday 4 May - Tuesday 9 May

The Alibi

Hen Coleman, local resident and printmaking tutor at The Royal Academy in London will be exhibiting her latest collection of works.  This includes charcoal and ink drawings, monoprints and woodcuts.

Thursday 11 - Tuesday 16 May 2017

Diversity

Diversity is a contemporary mixed media textile group who this year are celebrating ten years. 

This exhibition of some previously seen and new work will demonstrate the wide variety of styles and techniques for which they are renowned, with their own diverse and individual qualities.

Over the past ten years Diversity have grown, not just in numbers but also in their creativeness and artistic capabilities, which will be demonstrated in this exciting exhibition.

Thursday 18 - Tuesday 23 May 2017

Pablo Picasso 

A unique exhibition boasting work by the world famous artist Pablo Picasso  will be on exhibit and for sale at The Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley-on-Thames. Including a suite of 20 hand coloured pochoir prints representing key peroids in Picasso's life.  Visitors can expect unique and vibrant prints and original lithographs from the 1950's.  There will also be a selection of lithographs printed in Paris by Mourlot Freres during the 1940's, 50's and 60's.  Artists include Matisse, Braque, Leger, Chagall and Miro.

Thursday 25 - Tuesday 30 May 2017

Elliott & Powell Fine Art Portraiture....The Beginnings

The exhibition is the first by the fine artist Oliver Elliott and his producer Keri Powell as Elliott & Powell Fine Art Portraiture.  The Exhibition will show their recent commissions, their non-commissioned personal work (which will be for sale) also a studio set up for those that would like their portrait over the week.  The private view is on 25th May, please contact us if you would like to attend elliottpowell@gmail.com 

Thursday 8 - Tuesday 13 June 2017

Fifty Faces

To mark her fiftieth year, artist Sarah Seymour has painted 50 faces that were significant in the twelve months spanning March 2016 to March 2017.  Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view portraits of well known political figures as well as local celebrities and personal friends and family of the artist.  The collection raises questions about who is important and will make you review some of the startling and important events during that time period.

Thursday 22 - Tuesday 27 June 2017

The Henley College Art Foundation Summer Show

This exhibition celebrates the Final Major Project of our Art Foundation students at The Henley College.

Students on the Art Foundation study for a year, specialising in a chosen pathway within Art and Design and building a portfolio before progressing onto a degree course.  Students from The Henley Collage have gained places at Brunel University - Product Design, Nottingham Trent University - Furniture Design; UWE Bristol - Graphic Design/illustration; Plymouth University - Graphic Design; Middlesex University - Fashion Communication and Styling.

The Art Foundation is The Henley College's top Art and Design course and continues to grow from strength to strength.  We welcome students from a wide catchment area, including The Henley College after completing an A Level programme of study with Art A Level.  Mature students are also welcome with a good portfolio of work representation of recent projects undertaken.

For this exhibition students submit a Project Proposal which outlines their intentions for self-directed brief.

 

 

Thursday 29 June - Tuesday 11 July 2017

The Spice of Life

Penny Crofts studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London, England, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2002. 

Her work is continually evolving and in 2012 she took her unique brand of art using thermography to a higher level by photographing elite athletes in several sporting disciplines including Olympic and World Champion rowers Steve Williams OBE and Mark Hunter MBE at Leander Boat Club, Henley on Thames.

Crofts has exhibited her work at Henley Royal Regatta, Cork Street Mayfair, Hoxton Square Shoreditch and galleries across the UK and is currently a Gallery Artist at the Hayhill Gallery at 35 Baker Street London W1U 8EN.

Her work is influenced by her other careers as a registered nurse and airline stewardess. This exhibition reflects the variey in her life which inspires her work and also features drawings by her late father who rowed at Henley with his school and taught her to paint watercolours and provided essential books on drawing portraits when she was a girl.

Penny's work is held in private collections across the world, including Brazil, Australia, America, France and the UK.

www.pennycroftsfineart.com

Thursday 7 - Tuesday 12 September 2017

Second Nature - Jan Marshall and June Hiscock

The power and abundance of the countryside is their motivation and inspiration, but artists Jan Marshall and June Hiscock choose to express their love of nature in very different ways.  While Jan's intricate drawings, prints and canvases explore the atmosphere, tones and patterns in the natural world, June's bold and colourful fabric art celebrates its vibrant hues and textures - often with some gentle humour.  

Collaborating for the first time in this 'Second Nature' exhibition, Jan and June present a varied, fresh and highly original range of their favourite current work.

Thursday 12 - Tuesday 17 October

Ceramics and wood : works

A collabration with clay and wood inspired by the nature of charnwood forest - where ancient woodland and powerful rocky out crops influence the design of a ceramicist and woodworker.

This exciting exhibition offers an interesting range of contemporary ceramics and wood sculpture - large bowls, furniture and pottery for the home and garden.

Friday 20 - Tuesday 24 October 2017

Henley Art and Crafts Guild Autumn Exhibition 2017

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm, open viewing Friday 20 October 2017 6.00pm - 8.00pm

In this exhibition Guild members will be showing paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture which will have been selected by an external selector (usually a local art dealer or teacher).  This often results in a very vibrant but harmonious exhibition with the very best of the Guilds work on display.

For further information about the Guild and our exhibitions please visit www.henley-arts.org or look at our facebook page Henley Arts and Crafts Guild.

Friday 8 December - Tuesday 12 December 2017

Henley Art and Crafts Guild Christmas Craft Exhibition 2017

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm, open viewing Friday 8 December 2017 6.00pm - 8.00pm

An exhibition by Guild members showing many varied crafts including weaving, patchwork, pottery, jewellery, woodwork, glasswork etc.  This exhibition highlights the work of the many craft members of the Guild and also encourages many other members to work in different media.

This is always a stunning exhibition with a wealth of treasures on sale.  It is ideally timed for those looking to buy beautiful hand-made Christmas gifts for budgets large and small!

For further information about this exhibition or the guild please visit www.henley-arts.org or look at facebook.