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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.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 31 January - Tuesday 5 February 2019

Heart & Mind

Open daily 11am to 5pm Thursday 31st January to Tuesday 5th February 2019

Cat Noble is an artist who works with all sorts of media, but mostly with glass and acrylic paint.  This exhibition consists of Cast and Fused Glass and Acrylic Painting and other Objects.  Cat produces organic work that shows flow and movement.

"I've always been fascinated by the patterns that appear in the world around me - in the sky, the sea, the trees and fields.  Sometimes they appear to be very ordered and almost geometric and other times they appear random and abstract.  People always want to find meaning in the images they look at - wanting to see a face in the moon or an animal in tree bark.  I love to produce work that allows people to discover their own meaning."

Come along for a chat with Cat and to view the artwork - it is free entry and we dont charge for looking, but there will also be plenty of gifts for Valentine's Day including glass and acrylic hearts for sale.  www.CatNoble.com

Images to follow shortly.

 

 

Thursday 7 February - Tuesday 12 February 2019

Lynne Lambourne

Workshops Creative

Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th

Learn to Upcycle Furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

 

Make it-Keep it! - IN ASSOCIATION WITH LYNNE LAMBOURNE

On Sunday the 10th February, Elvis & Kresse will be hosting a unique leather event at Henley-on-Thames at The Old Fire Station Gallery thanks to the lovely Lynne Lambourne.

WHAT DOES THE AFTERNOON ENTAIL?

This is a Meet-the-Maker day where whatever you make, you get to keep!

The afternoon will be hosted by Kresse Wesling MBE of sustainable luxury brand Elvis & Kresse.  You will learn how they hand-weave their rescued leather pieces as well as make an item for you to keep. Whatever you make on the day - you keep!  Be it a table runner, small rug, placemats or statement piece.

Availibility is limited so please book your space as soon as possible.  To confirm simply purchaseyour ticket above via the "Add to Cart" button through this link:

https://www.elvisandkresse.com/collections/workshops-experiences/products/make-keep-a-leather-rug                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

Friday 22 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019

Beauty Beneath

Amirna Raveendran is an 'intuitive abstract painter', graduated from Buckinghamshire New University completing a BA Fine Art in 2016.  Since then she has showcased and exhibited in various venues in and around Central London.  She has her first upcoming solo exhibition in February 2019 titled 'Beauty Beneath'.  Her art specialises in large pieces abundant in texture and movement, using various mediums, techniques and tools to initiate the considered chaos in her paintings.

Amirna regularly works with 'Maggio' a boutique art consultancy for residential and commercial property owners and agents based in London and other destinations. 

About her work

Amirna explores different surface and texture, primarily on canvas both layering and manipulating paint, gloss and pigments.  Pouring, scraping and re-applying, the distinctive layers and marks in contrast with the use of water and paint reacting with various pigments fascinate her.  She says 'for me, it's all there on the canvas, I as the artist take in the pleasure of considering, adjusting, removing and repairing the mix of elements'.

Her inspiration involves the ability to understand something without any reasoning process, this is what makes her create more.  She layers and manipulates paint with a number of different tools and the environment and body movement all synchronise in relation to the space around her.

The physicality is hugely important... each brush stroke, movement of paint and colour interactions initate the chaos in her paintings, whilst also transferring the movement as the artist.  She enjoys the balance between freedom and control, this distinction is what gives her paintings a vision, a curiosity an explanation not even she as the artist can voice.

Contact Amirna for further enquiries about sales and rental.

Email: amirnaraveendranart@gmail.com

Website: www.amirnaraveendran.com

 

 

Thursday 27 February - Tuesday 5 March 2019

Rockstars Don't Smile

As a world-renowned Rock and Roll photographer, Danny Clifford has spent his career as a fly-on-the-wall to the most iconic musicians of the last 40 years.  From his big break as Bob Dylan's official photographer in the 1970s, through his close working relationship with Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Amy Winehouse to name but a handful, the stories he has amassed over the years are just as vivid, colourful and dramatic as his photographs.  With the title quote from a near-miss scuffle with Liam Gallagher, this is an exhibition of limited edition prints, previously untold stories and an access-all-areas insight into Danny's extensive archive. 

 

 

Thursday 7 March - Tuesday 2 April 2019

Catalan Culture Paintings, Pots and Ceramics

Catalan Culture shown in original Artwork, Ceramic Wall Art, Hand thrown Pots and Ceramics.  Reflecting the delicacy and the vibrancy of the Artisans of Catalonia, with skills taught through families.  Bright canvasses paintings of the Mediterranean.  Incredible wall ceramics on glass of Barcelona featuring the Sagrada Familia as well as contemporary pieces.  Hand thrown Terracotta and Glazed Garden and Statement Pots up to a metre high.  Hand thrown intricate and delicate Ceramic Vases, Jugs and Bowls in vivid colours and glazes.

 

Thursday 4 April - Tuesday 9 April 2019

Six Artists

Six artists from the local area and further afield have come together to provide you with a huge range of art.  Artists include Anneli Boon, Barbara Weeks, Claire Burriss, Emma Boote, Robert Harrison and Sandra Berti.  Each with their own style, the exhibition will include bold colourful birds, impressions of the sea, abstract art, flowers, landscapes, buildings and more.  There will be paintings in acrylic, ink and oil, and prints and cards for sale too.  Barbara Weeks, an established textile artist will be demonstrating felt making on Saturday 6th April 2019, as well as selling her beautiful textiles pieces throughout the week.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Open daily           

Monday to Friday 10.30am till 3.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday and Sunday 10.30am till 4.30pm