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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FUTURE EXHIBITIONS HELD AT THE OLD FIRE STATION GALLERY WILL NO LONGER BE ON THE TOWN COUNCIL WEBSITE.  IN FUTURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS ALL INFORMATION ON THE www.visit-henley.com WEBSITE.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS PROCESS OF TRANSITION.

 

 

 

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.clark@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 2019

 

 

 

Thursday 20 June - Tuesday 25 June

Photography Exhibition

The work of 50 young photographers will go on show at The Old Fire Station on Thursday June 20.  Students on the A-level Photography course at The Henley College are inviting residents to come and see images from a range of practices and genres.

Projects include work challenging Donald Trump's view of women and the male gaze, still-life images of machine parts, global warming, urban decline and the environment and a documentary project on London buses.

The work from second-year students can be seen at The Old Fire Station Gallery between 10am and 4pm from Thursday June 20 to Tuesday June 25.  The gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 4pm.  Admission is free.

 

Thursday 27 June - Tuesday 2 July

The Creative Duck Pop Up Creative Hub

Awaiting details.

 

Friday 5 July - Monday 8 July

Exposition 75: A Journey Through Art

An exhibition of painting, drawing and mixed media by Mike MacGregor, Andrea Brailsford and Neil Marchant with invited artists from Style Acres.

Open 10am  - 4pm

Private view Saturday 6 July 12.30 Exposition 75: A Journey Through Art embraces a variety of artistic styles and ideas.

Mike's work is concerned with the narritive, paintings which aim to capture the life and times of people from a past era in revisiting instances of a vanished life.

Andrea is showing a variety of work including drawing, collage and boxes.  Textural qualities and simple contrasts combine from the use of traditional and non traditional materials.

Neil's readymade collages are shown alongside his latest work in a series of abstract paintings which are rich in colour and mood.

The contribution from Style Acre artists give the exhibition a dynamism and shows how art has the power to cut across boundaries and disabilities.

 

Thursday 11 July - Tuesday 16 July

Andrew Cowdell Fine Art

New to Henley: A stunning exhibition of fine art oil paintings and drawings by artist Andrew Cowdell, MA.  Andrew's traditional style draws influences from Old Master and Pre-Raphaelite painting techniques.  Come and appreciate beautiful landscapes and portraits captured by masterly brushwork that is rarely achieved by an artist painting today.

 

Thursday 18 July - Tuesday 23 July

The Sinwra Group

Shop Banksy

Awaiting details.

 

Thursday 25 July - Tuesday 30 July

Art & Design Exhibition by Five Contemporary Artists

An intimate Art and Design Exhibition by 5 contemporary artists, showing a diverse range of both abstract and figurative paintings in various media together with exquisite textiles.

Participating Artists: - Antonia Glynne Jones, Erica Shipley, Marian Hyland, Sally Ibbett and Emma Shipley.

Exhibition Venue: Old Fire Station Gallery, 52 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AG

Dates: Thursday 25 - Tuesday 30 July 2019 inclusive

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm daily                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday 27 July 4pm - 8pm Share a glass of wine with  the artists.

 

Thursday 1 August - Tuesday 6 August

Connection

Inspired by the concepts of inner peace and wellbeing Laura Jane's collection of contemporary bronze and stone figures highlight the often overlooked and underappreciated energy in connection.

Ranging from small table top to stunning lifesize, each sculpture is powerful yet elegant, as such they suit both classic and contemporary surroundings.  The use of unique patinas adds interest and individuality to each piece.

Be it with others, yourself, the sun, moon or earth - there's an energy in every type of connection which promotes feelings of wholeness and contentment.  Her sculptures serve as beautiful visual reminders to tune into these affirming moments.

The open minded and thoughtful approach Laura Jane takes to both her work and the world can be attributed to her nomadic upbringing as a daughter to parents in the military and her ongoing passion for travel and culture.

An aspiring ballerina for many years, Laura Jane sort success in a corporate career following an injury.  It was only when she met husband Sebastian she finally found the confidence and support to follow her dreams and lead a more creative and adventurous life.

Each original artwork is sculpted in clay by Laura Jane, then Sebastian, a highly skilled mould maker and an expert in casting creates a mould and casts these in their South Oxfordshire workshop.  Hot cast bronzes are cast at specialist foundries using the lost wax method.

This vibrant creative couple specialise in bespoke sculptures as their combined skillset makes almost anything a possibility.

Contact Laura Jane for further information and enquiries

Email: wylder@immerse.design

Website: www.laurajanewylder.com