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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.  The form is in 'word' format so you can complete and return it to us by email.  Please return the form as a word document to, accompanied by any jpeg images you wish to accompany your information to be shown below.  The same information will be added to our sister 'What's On' website.   

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.




Thursday 15 February - Tuesday 27 February 2018

Unlikely Perceptions

This exhibition takes four different views of the act of perception - apprehension by means of the senses or interpretation through the mind, cognition and understanding.

The four artists exhibiting are all alumni of UCA Farnham.  Their practice encompasses many different media.  Peta Jacobs' artworks explore the phenomena of light and matter, particularly the paradoxical nature of wave and particle behaviour at the quantum level.  The physical act of seeing underlies the work of Jennie Jewitt-Harris; her drawings and sculpture 'tease at the notions of vision, visibility and meaning'.  Karen Marks reshapres thrown and coloured porcelain whilst it is still damp to reinterpret the flow and rhythm of water.  Jaci Foster's work explores the concept of home and the many different perceptions that link this with female identity.

The fundamental concert examined by Unlikely Percerptions is perspective and the art works exhibited ask the viewer to look at ordinary, everyday things in a different way, creating new understanding.


Thursday 1 March - Tuesday 6 March 2018


Exhibition exploring LIGHT by seven local Berkshire artists.


Thursday 8 March - Tuesday 13 March 2018

Belinda Fitzwilliams - A love and appreciation of art my way

Watercolours, drawings, sketches, oils and acrylics.

Come and share this week. Open 10am to 5pm.

Workshops to be arranged.

Private view Friday 9th 6pm to 8pm.



Thursday 15 March - Tuesday 27 March 2018

Reading Guild of Artists

Annual Exhibition

This is the "Annual" exhibition of the Reading Guild of Artists.  It will feature paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, three dimentional and mixed media works.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10am till 4pm, including Sundays, from 17th - 27th March 2018.

Entry is free to all, and RGA welcome visitiors from Reading, Henley on Thames and thoses visiting the area.

All work is for sale, prices ranging from the very affordable to more expensive!  Small framed "4" Browsers" will be a particular feature of the affordable price range.  


Thursday 5 April - Tuesday 10 April 2018

Pyrenees to Provence

The exhibition is based on the recollection of 2 artists on a journey from the Pyrenees to Provence.

The paintings and quilts evoke the atmosphere of the South through the bold use of colour, shape and texture.

The artists interpret similar subjects using different media and techniques which capture the heat and drama of the regions.

Open daily 10am till 4pm from Thursday 5th April to Tuesday 10th April.

Free entry.


Thursday 12 April - Tuesday 17 April 2018

Henley Studios

This exhibition is showing work by artists who have exhibited at Henley Studios in the past.  It is a range of contemporary art in different media, including oils, watercolour, textiles and printing, as well as jewellery and ceramic work. 

All the artists are well known local artists working professionally.


Thursday 19 April - Tuesday 24 April 2018

La Liberte d'Expression

A collective of four women artists, all with different life journeys, will be sharing their work at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley on Thames. 

The exhibition will be open from Thursday 19th April to Wednesday 25th April, 10am to 5pm each day.

Collage, prints, mixed media,drawings, paintings and sculpture installation.

All welcome!


Thursday 26 April - Tuesday 8 May 2018

Henley Arts & Craft Guild - Spring Art Exhibition

Open daily 10am - 4pm, open view Friday 27th April 6 - 8pm

This selling exhibition of paintings, sculpture and craft by Guild members launches Henley Arts Trail (HAT 2018) and lasts for almost 2 weeks running up to and including the HAT weekend.

The Guild is venue 1 on the Trail.

For further information about the Guild and our exhibitions please visit or look at our Facebook page - Henley Arts and Craft Guild.



Thursday 28 June - Tuesday 10 July

Henley on Thames Worls War 1 Remembrance Association

Rowers of Henley & the Thames who died in World War 1



Thursday 19 July - Tuesday 24 July 2018

Cornwall, Colour & Coast by The freedom in Painting Group

Since 2007, renowned landscape painter and colourist Ashley Hanson, a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, has hosted a series of courses in cornwall, under the banner Freedom in Painting, attracting artists from all over the counrty and internationally.  In their response to the beautiful coastal landscape and harbour-towns of cornwall - Porthleven, Port Issac, Polperro, Polruan - each artist has found their own personal freedom in painting.  The Group was formed for all participating artists, to share work and continue friendships.  This impressive and eclectic collection of work is their first exhibition, bringing the light and colour of Cornwall to Henley-on-Thames.



Thursday 26 July - 31 July 2018

Brigit Hill graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of West England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) in 1989.  She is primarily a watercolour artist but has recently reignited her love of oil painting and discovered new ways of working during printmaking classes.  From the very start, she has been interested in still lifes, either using patterned pottery or flowers as a starting point, using vibrant, cheerful colours to create paintings and prints.  In the past, she has exhibited in group exhibitions at Flying Colours Gallery, Open Eye Gallery and with Scottish Contemporary Art at Phillips Auction House in Edinburgh.  She has also organised solo exhibitions in residential spaces in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.  Whilst in Whilst in Wokingham, she has received commissions for her colourful work.



Thursday 2 August - Tuesday 7 August 2018

A joint exhibition by Sue Williams and Linda Caley.

Sue Williams is a local printmaker/artist, who is inspired by the importance that rivers play in our lives, weather for work, recreation or transport.  The work will include printmaking and the metal printing plates as postcards of journeys.

Linda Caley takes her inspiration from nature, either from her garden or visits to the coast.  Her work includes semi-abstract painting and mixed media on paper or canvas.

Thursday 31 May - Tuesday 5 June 2018

This exhibition will showcase finished fashion pieces of handmade organic lambswool, live catwalk, panel discussions, mini workshop demo and entertainment.

The fast fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to world pollution.  The industry has a record of maltreatment and very poor working conditions that have led to a lot of suffering and tragedy. is helping change that!  We're here to build a sustainable fashion value chain with transparency.  We will continue fulfilling our mission in pursuing our ethos to benefit our planet for our own generation and for future generations to come.


Thursday 25 October - Tuesday 30 October 2018

Paintings and Ceramics by the Artymis Collective

We are a small group of local artists who create art works in a variety of genres including - still life, landscapes, portraits, animal pictures and much more.  The exhibition includes works in various media, from oil painting to watercolours, as well as ceramics and ranges from large-scale to small-scale intimate pieces.  Our styles are inspired from both historical and contemporary references and our pieces are all original.  We do hope you will be able to come along and enjoy viewing our work.

Open daily 10am to 4pm