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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 2018

 

 

Thursday 19 April - Tuesday 24 April 2018

La Liberte d'Expression

A collective of four women artists, all with different life journeys, will be sharing their work at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley on Thames. 

The exhibition will be open from Thursday 19th April to Wednesday 25th April, 10am to 5pm each day.

Collage, prints, mixed media,drawings, paintings and sculpture installation.

All welcome!

 

 

Thursday 26 April - Tuesday 8 May 2018

Henley Arts & Craft Guild - Spring Art Exhibition

Open daily 10am - 4pm, open view Friday 27th April 6 - 8pm

This selling exhibition of paintings, sculpture and craft by Guild members launches Henley Arts Trail (HAT 2018) and lasts for almost 2 weeks running up to and including the HAT weekend.

The Guild is venue 1 on the Trail.

For further information about the Guild and our exhibitions please visit www.henley-art-crafts-guild.org or look at our Facebook page - Henley Arts and Craft Guild.

 

 

Thursday 10 May - Tuesday 15 May 2018

Sound and Vision - Art of the Album

Bo Diddley to Lou Reed, Henry Purcell to John Coltrane.  Come and join us, spend some time, immerse yourself in a very special blend of sound and vision, spanning the era when vinyl albums were king.

Our exhibition reflects our shared passion for the era of classic vinyl.

We are Roger Woodiwiss, a well-established painter and printer and printmaker, and Michael Osborn, a Henley specialist in sound reproduction.

Roger's paintings and prints will be taken from his on-going 'Cover Versions' series, based on 12" vinyl album cover designs.

  http://398productions.co.uk

Michael's music systems will present the sound of these eras through a variery of audio technologies, including master tapes, vinly records (of course), valve amplication, and the latest digital home music equipement.

http://www.touchstone2c.co.uk/

We look forward to welcoming you to this celebration of the Art of the Album.

Open daily 10.30am - 7pm, Sunday 10.30 - 4pm

 

 

Thursday 17 May - Tuesdsay 22 May 2018

Pop Up Henley Fashion Week

The Henley Pop Up Shop

The coolest and most sougt after shop in Henley is popping up again, now in its fourth year.  We bring you the finest and most stylish brands and this season is our best line up yet.  come in and say "Hi" and peruse/shop from 10am till 5pm in a beautiful and relaxing setting with a cup of coffee.  Check out our Facebook Page for latest info.

Exhibitors

Arzu Kara

Henley's very own Fashion designer, based on Newtown Road.  Arzu Kara has been dressing the women of Henley and London.  As well as taking bespoke commissions AK has a women's wear brand that caters for stylish women.  For more info www.arzukara.com

Liz Felix

Simply looking to turn heads.....Liz Felix has been creating bespoke millnery for discerning customers and carefully selected boutiques for over 20 years.  Handmade using traditional methods Liz's hats are unique and available for both special occasions and day wear.  lizfelixhats.com

Emma Allington

Graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design went straight on to establish her own business as a ceramic designer.  Making most of her work on the potter's wheel, Emma throws with either porcelain or stoneware clays, making her products perfectly suited for tablewear or homeware purposes.  Her work is sold in the UK and some European outlets, and can ship products worldwide.  Bespoke pieces can also be commissioned which make the perfect gift for any special occasion.  http://emmaalington.co.uk

h by Maia

h is an all-natural toxin-free skincare line, created by Maia, that started out of a love for things honest and natural.  The h philosophy encourages you to think about the products you put on your skin, and inspires you to live naturally by providing healthy, honest and clean alternatives.  http://hbymaia.com

Nicky Blystad

Nicky Blystad jewellery is unique and classically elegant.  Each piece is designed and crafted using hand picked natural semi-precious and created stones together with freshwater pearls in finely worked sterling silver and 22ct gold plated silver settings, producing an excetionally high quality finish.  http://nickyblystad.com/

 

Thursday 7 June - Tuesday 12 June 2018

Art Now!

Sally - Anne Lenton is a natural artist, but at 18 photography became her main medium.  she went to Art college in 1990 to become an interior desighner.  In 2015 she had her first solo exhibition in Henley.  She is a colourist, in an impressionist vein but likes to experment with different styles and mediums. 

Richard Conway - James is Twyford based.  His first exhibition was in london in 1989.  He travelled to Paris nine times being robbed at Gare du Nord.  He continued his european travels and painted scenes and churches using watercolour.  He has had numerous one - man shows in London and Berkshire.  Biography on his website: www.conway-jones.co.uk

Sue Laker turned down a place at Art College and worked in the textile business and as a teacher.  She  also is a photographer.  Now she has time to explore painting and drawing.  Her subjects are taken from life or photographs, using such mediums as soft pastels, charcoal, pen and water colours.

 

 

Thursday 28 June - Tuesday 10 July

Henley on Thames Worls War 1 Remembrance Association

Rowers of Henley & the Thames who died in World War 1

 

 

Thursday 19 July - Tuesday 24 July 2018

Cornwall, Colour & Coast by The freedom in Painting Group

Since 2007, renowned landscape painter and colourist Ashley Hanson, a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, has hosted a series of courses in cornwall, under the banner Freedom in Painting, attracting artists from all over the counrty and internationally.  In their response to the beautiful coastal landscape and harbour-towns of cornwall - Porthleven, Port Issac, Polperro, Polruan - each artist has found their own personal freedom in painting.  The Group was formed for all participating artists, to share work and continue friendships.  This impressive and eclectic collection of work is their first exhibition, bringing the light and colour of Cornwall to Henley-on-Thames.

 

 

Thursday 26 July - 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.

 

 

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, 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 31 May - Tuesday 5 June 2018
Re-Volt.me

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

The fast fashion industry 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 a 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 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 22 August - Tuesday 28 August 2018

Re-Volt.me

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 - 7pm and on sunday 10am - 4pm

 

 

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 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.