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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.




Saturday 28 July - Tuesday 31 July 2018

A passion for colour

Brigit Hill graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of West England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) in 1989.  She is primarily a watercolour artist but has recently reignited her love of oil painting and discovered new ways of working during printmaking classes.  From the very start, she has been interested in still lifes, either using patterned pottery or flowers as a starting point, using vibrant, cheerful colours to create paintings and prints.  In the past, she has exhibited in group exhibitions at Flying Colours Gallery, Open Eye Gallery and with Scottish Contemporary Art at Phillips Auction House in Edinburgh.  She has also organised solo exhibitions in residential spaces in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.  Whilst in Wokingham, she has received commissions for her colourful work.

Open 10am till 4pm daily




Thursday 2 August - Tuesday 7 August 2018

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, whether 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.

Open daily 11am to 4pm.




Thursday 9 August - Tuesday 14 August 2018

Through the seasons

A joint exhibition of paintings by two local artists - Jenny Atkins and John Whittaker - exploring the changing features, colours and moods of nature through the seasons of the year.  Their work is presented in a variety of styles and media - including oils, acrylics, inks and watercolour.



Thursday 16 August - Tuesday 21 August

Order & Chaos

This exhibition consists of cast and fused Glass and Acrylic Painitngs by Cat Noble.  Cat produces organic work that shows flow and movement.

When speaking about her art she said "I am fascinated by change and the metamorphosis that occurs when glass changes from the raw material to the finished object.  People will often see varied things within the glass and the paintings because of the movement created - faces, objects, continents and galaxies to name but a few.  Some things can be controlled in the making process but other things are random and chaotic".

I create my own moulds based on natural objects and use different colours in the glass to emphasize form and shape.  I also create sculptures out of ice which I then cast in glass - it's exciting to take something ephemeral and make it into a permanent but unique structure. 



Thursday 23 August - Tuesday 28 August 2018


This exhibition will showcase finished pieces of handmade organic Lambswool, live catwalk, panel discussions, mini workshop demo and entertainment.

The fast fashion indusrty is one of the biggest contributors to world pollution.  The industry has a record of maltreatment and very poor working conditions that have led to lot of suffering and tragedy.

Re-Volt.me is helping change that!  We're here to build a sustainable fashion value chain with transparency.  We will continue fulfilling our mission in pursuing our ethos to benefit our planet for our own generation and for future generations to come.



Thursday 30 August - Tuesday 4 September 2018

The Material Girls are back!

Fiona Hayward - Material Swirl

Contemporary designs in colourful fabrics including quilts, cushions, wall hangings and small upholstered items.

Feltmaker Gwen

Local felt artist and designer of paintings with fibre and wearable art, using a variety of mediums including silk, merino and British fleeces.

Open daily 10am - 6pm 

Friday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 10am - 5pm



Thursday 20 September - Tuesday 25 September 2018

it's about the light

This exhibition of work by Elisabeth Hobden draws together images in a variety of different mediums, initially inspired by the intensity and colour of the ever-changing light and shadow patterns at the end of a long riverside garden.

The theme of light weaves its way through all the pictures, whether directly in the stunning cyanotype art made by the power of the sun itself, or less obviously in paintings where the darkness has been physically scraped away to reveal the underlying light and colour.

Most importantly 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these pictures will bring light to the lives of children rescued from the streets of Kampala through the work of a marvellous project called Dwelling Places.

Open 12 noon - 5pm and allday Saturday.



Thursday 27 September - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Gallantry Art Autumn Exhibition

Gallantry Art is a specialist online gallery that exclusively sells artworks created by members of the armed forces past and present.  We offer an unparalleled selection of these artist's works offering our customers something truly unique.  This exhibition will showcase a number of our artists' work with a donation of 10% of profits supporting our charity partner Combat Stress.



Thursday 11 October - Tuesday 16 October 2018

Ariella Green

Awaiting details.



Thursday 18 October - Tuesday 23 October 2018

Henley Arts & Craft Guild - Autumn Art Exhibition

Open daily 10am - 4pm, Open View Friday 19 October 6pm - 8pm

In this exhibition Guild members will be showing paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures 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 Guld and our exhibition please visit www.henley-arts-crafts-guild.org or look at our Facebook page - Henley Art and Craft Guild.



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



Thursday 1 November - Tuesday 6 November 2018


Exhibition exploring LIGHT by seven local Berkshire artists.



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.