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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

 

 

 

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 January - 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 January - Tuesday 6 February 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 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.

www.unlikelyperceptions.weebly.com      

 

Thursday 1 March - Tuesday 9 March 2018

Light

Exhibition exploring LIGHT by seven local Berkshire artists.

 

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

 

Thursday 2 August - Tuesday 7 August 2018

Recent Works by Sue Williams and Linda Caley

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 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