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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 l.payne@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk, 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.

THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS WILL BE SHOWING IN 2017

 

Thurdsay 19 - Tuesday 24 October 2017

Henley Art & Crafts Guild Autumn Exhibition 2017

Open daily 10am - 4pm, open view evening Friday 21st October 6pm - 8pm

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 Art and Crafts guild.

 

Thursday 26 October - Tuesday 7 November 2017

Art and decorative interiors

An exhibition of contemporary and antique fusion bespoke pieces, incorporating modern and old elements.  Including artwork from John Talbot.

 

Thursday 9 - Tuesday 14 November 2017

A joint exhibition by photographer Michael Harris and artist Phill Burrows

 

 

Michael Harris has exhibited internationally.  His new body of work is a photographic study of vintage lead cast toys, much loved but often confined to the attic.  They are rarely recognised for their unwavering and selfless service to childhood dreams.

Phill Burrows, illustrator, artist and published author, adds another body of work, this time using mixed media.  This is a world that evokes memories, reflects nature and life.  Often decorative, sometimes humorous and occasionally thought provoking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 23 November - Tuesday 28 November 2017

Five at The Old Fire Station Gallery

5 artists return to The Old Fire Station Gallery.

Caroline Strearfield, Stephanie Gay, Denby Richards, Christine Richards, The Hatch Gallery.

There will be original art on display as well as limited edition prints.  Why not get a unique Christmas present for yourself or loved one.

Open daily 10am - 4pm.

 

Thursday 30 November - Tuesday 5 December 2017

 Christmas Ornaments Exhibition & Pop-up Museum

  

Opening times

12pm - 6pm Thursday

10am - 7pm Friday

10am - 7pm Saturday

10am - 6pm Sunday

12pm - 6pm Monday - Handmade Christmas cards SALE

12pm - 6pm Tuesday

Christmas Ornaments Forest is back in Henley this year with its stunning display of original and collectible Christmas decorations as well as amazing museum collection of rare ornaments.  Exhibition not to be missed whether you are looking for an incredible Christmas shopping experience or want to learn more about the tradition of decorating trees.  Only ornaments on display.  Photos of the forest installation are allowed and welcomed.  Come and join us for an authentic seasonal celebration.  Enrty is free.

www.christmasornamentsfair.co.uk

 

 

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.

 

Thursday 18 - Tuesday 22 January 2018

Love & Life

Cat Noble recieved her BA (Hons) Glass at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.  She is primarily a glass artist but also creates pieces with other media including Textiles, Ceramic and Metal.  Cat takes her inspiration from the natural world around her, preferring curves and texture which emphasise flow and movement rather than straight and clean cut lines.  "I like to take my initial inspiration from an object like a leaf but then change the colour, size or texture to create something unique."

Come and see Cat's beautiful cast glass hearts, perfect for Valentine's Day and her glass birds' nests, fossils and much more, including new Rust Dyed Hangings.

 

Thursday 25 - Tuesday 30 January 2018

Thirteen

The Graham Stevens Fund in partnership with Artistic will host an exhibition of extrardinary imaginative works of art for the benefit of five local charities.  The work is done by a group of highly talented young professional artists who's credits include the recently critically acclaimed London exhibition entitled '9'.  In addition the artists have been awarded a number of prestigious commissions including, book illustrations and civic works of art.  Each day will bring something different to The Old Fire Station Gallery, including interactive workshops, presentations and discussions.  The highlight will be a series of gala auctions in aid of the five charities.  There will also be one or two surprisies which for now, we will keep under our hat.  To find out more about Artistic and the work they do visit their website at artistic-uk.org    

 

Thursday 1 - 9 March 2018

Light

Exhibition exploring LIGHT by seven local Berkshire artists.

Thurday 15 - 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.

www.unlikelyperceptions.weebly.com      

 

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.