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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.



Wednesday 14 - Tuesday 20 June 2017

The Henley College photography and media exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the work of media and photography students at The Henley College.


Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June students from the Photography A Level course will showcase their portfolio work which they have been working on this academic year.  The exhibition will platform a variety of creative pieces where students have captured their experiences and observations through their love of digitial and film photography.

From Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20th June there will be a selection of viewings from the vocational film and media course.  On show will be a range of music videos, short films, radio dramas, documentaries as well as social action videos which highlight local and regional community issues.

Students showcasing their work at this exhibition have gained places at some of England's top art universities such as Bournemouth University, Bath University, University of West England and University of Arts to study either film, media or photography.

The media and photography department at The Henely college continues to grow from strength to strength and we are proud to reach out to the local community and present this exhibition to celebrate our students hard work, creative skills and passion for the arts.




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.


Thursday 24 - Tuesday 29 August 2017

Material swirl and felt maker Gwen

The exhibition features the work of two local artisans, Gwen Ryan, feltmaker and Fiona Hayward of Material Swirl.  Local felt artist Gwen designs and creates paintings with fibre and wearable art using silk, Merino and British sheeps wool.  Fiona creates contemporary designs including quilts, cushions, wall hanging and small upholstered items of furniture.


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.


Thursday 23 November - Tuesday 28 November 2017

Five at The Old Fire Station Gallery

Annual exhibition of local artists.


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 or look at our facebook page Henley Arts and Crafts Guild.


Thursday 30 November - Tuesday 5 December 2017

 Christmas Ornaments Fair

Christmas ornaments fair is a white forrest installation displaying original and collectible Christmas ornaments only.  Free entry.



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 or look at facebook.


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.