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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 24 - Tuesday 29 August 2017

Material swirl and felt maker Gwen

  

Open daily 10am to 6pm.  Late opening till 7pm on Friday and Saturday.

The exhibition features the work of two local artisans.  Feltmaker Gwen 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 incolourful fabrics including quilts, cushions, wall hanging and small upholstered items of furniture.

 

 

Thursday 31 August - Tuesday 5 September 2017

Reflections

  

Cat Noble received her BA (Hons) Glass at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.  She is primarily a glass artist but also creates pieces with Ceramics, Metal and Textiles - Reflections is her first solo exhibition.  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 glass leaf installation and rust dyed prints and pick up a small piece of cast glass for the first 50 people.  Cat will be present throughout the exhibition and will be happy to chat to people about her work and process.

 

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 drawings, prints and canvases explore the atmosphere, tones and patterns in the natural world, June's bold and colourful mixed media artwork 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.

 

Saturday 30 September - Monday 2 October 2017

HOT Pictures - Photographs of Henley on Thames by Martin Cook

10am - 6pm free admission

Preceded by a Hidden Henley Walk 11am on Sunday 24th September starting outside the Town Hall.

Solo photography exhibition of Henley pictures and other recent work.

 

Thursday 12 - Tuesday 17 October 2017

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.

 

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 humerous and occasionally thought provoking.

 

 

 

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 www.henley-arts.org 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.  

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.

 

Thurday 15 - Tuesday 20 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.