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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.






Thursday 8 November -  Tuesday 20 November 2018

The men of Henley and the surrounding villages who died in the Great War



Thursday 22 November - 4 December 2018

Alchemy - Paper and Clay


Presenting an eclectic mix of 2 and 3 dimensional art on paper and clay by printmakers from the Print @ the Park group together with 2 invited ceramists all based at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell.

Last seen at the Henley Old Fire Station Gallery in 2017, Print @ the Park group return using a wide variety of printmaking techniques such as etching, linocut, lithography, screenprint and collagraph to produce high quality, individual impressions on paper.  They exhibit widely, both at South Hill Park and at other venues throughout the year and have been in existence for more than 10 years.

The styles of the ceramicists Karen Marks and Jana Griffiths, the invited guests, contrast and complement as both the delicate and the bold displayed in this exhibition sit happily together.



Thursdsay 6 December - Tuesday 11 December 2018

Henley Arts & Craft Guild

Awaiting exhibition details.



Thursday 13 December - Tuesday 18 December 2018

Gwen Ryan

Awaiting exhibition details.






Thursday 10 January - Tuesday 22 January 2019

An exhibition of ceramics by Sally Dorrity and photographs by Tracy Florance

Images to follow shortly.



Thursday 24 January - Tuesday 29 January 2019


'Transition' showcases recent work by alumni of the University for the Creative Arts.  Expressive and innovative, thses established makers come from diverse discipilines, including ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal textiles and product design.  Textiles which test our conventional ideas of cloth and basketry, wrapped pieces articulating messages of ethnic unity, stitching which marks an exploration of place, and, in a third instance, an expression of the hidden anguish of mental illness, are just part of what is on offer.  The makers have drawn inspiration from walking ancient paths, Scandinavian 'Krokbroad', optical illusions, the experience of macular degeneration and the life of the sea-bed, the response to which is vibrant glass and metal sea-slug jewellery.  They have used painted metals, natural fibre and plant meterial.  Transition gathers under one roof a uniquely talented group of makers.  Browse the website to see the participating makers and some of the work on show.

Images to follow shortly.