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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 & 2020

 

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

 

Thursday 8 August - Tuesday 20 August

Kingfisher Art Summer Exhibition

Kingfisher Art is a contemporary online art gallery set up by Rick Brownsill and Jane Wait, designed to showcase some of the wonderful established and emerging artists who they meet along the way.  Selling original paintings, sculptures and ceramics, they spend much of their time exhibiting at art fairs around the counrty and taking pop-up galleries.

Kingfisher Art's Summer Exhibition will be at The old Fire Station Gallery in Henley-on-Thames from the 8th August until 20th August, open every day from 10.30am to 5pm.

 

Thursday 22 August - Tuesday 3 September

Russell Bignold

PRISM

PRISM is an exciting new exhibition by 4 artists who have joined together to form a collaboration of different styles and approaches in order to create impact in the art world.

Working primarily in oil paints with work ranging from portraiture, abstract expressionism and surrealism their art seeks to unify and exemplify quality.

As a collaborative team this is the first group exhibition and gives investors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy works at the start of what will no doubt be an interesting journey!

Private viewing will be on Thursday with live music, wine and nibbles.  Further opportunitities will be organised to include a Q&A session on techniques and the creation of the PRISM collaborative.

Please contact prism.thecollective@gmail.com for pre exhibition catalogues and Private Viwwing attendance confirmation.

 

 

Thursday 5 September - Tuesday 10 September

Surfacing

Two artists are exhibiting textiles and paintings inspired by the different aspects of their chosen environment.  The artists develop the themes of people, places and landscape through an exploration of colour, shape, composition and narrative.

Entry is free.

Open from 9am to 6pm Thursday 5th September until Tuesday 10th.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Private view Saturday 7th September 7.30pm to 9pm.

 

Thursday 12 September - Tuesday 17 September

In and out of the garden

Date: Thursday 12th September to Tuesday 17th September

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm each day

Local artists Jenny Atkins, John Whittaker and Kate Ellison-Bourne present a vibrant, expressive exhibition and sale of original paintings, prints, cards and sculpture pieces.

Do come along!

 

Thursday 19 September - Tuesday 24 September

Michael Warner

Henley 2019 Space Art and Artefacts Exhibition

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 26 September - Tuesday 1 October

Sally-Anne Lenton

Details to follow.

   

Thursday 3 October - Tuesday 8 October

Henley Art and Crafts Guild

Autumn Exhibition 2019

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 10 October - Tuesday 15 October

Liz Crossfield

Breathe

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 17 October - Tuesday 22 October

Rosemary Hudson

Details to follow.

 

 

Thursday 24 October - Tuesday 29 October

Cat Noble

Fire & Ice

Details to follow.                                    

 

Thursday 31 October - Tuesday 5 November

Danny Clifford

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 7 November - Tuesday 19 November

Littlewick Arts

Littlewick Arts at Henley

Details to follow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday 28 November - Tuesday 3 December

Henley Art & Craft Guild

Henley Arts & Crafts Gulid Christmas Exhibition 2019

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 5 December - Tuesday 10 December

Gordon Behr

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 12 December - Tuesday 17 December

Peter Burness-Smith

Details to follow.

 

Wednesday 18 December - Wednesday 8 January

No exhibition bookings due to Christmas.

 

Thursday 16 January - Tuesday 21 January

Andrew Stringfellow

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 30 January - Tuesday 4 February

The Live Well Collective Ltd

The Live Well Collective pop-up

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 6 February - Tuesday 11 February

Natasha Martell

Artisans of South Oxfordshire pop up shop

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 27 February - Tuesday 3 March

Fiona Hayward and Gwen Ryan

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 5 March - Tuesday 17 March

Reading Guild of Artists

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 9 April - Tuesday 14 April

Windsor Artists collective

Creative and Innovative Art

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 23 April - Tuesday 5 May

Henley Arts & Crafts Guild

Spring Exhibition

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 May - Tuesday 19 May

Chelsea Fringe

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 21 May - Tuesday 26 May

Chelsea Fringe

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 18 June - Tuesday 23 June

Freedom in Painting

Cornwall, colour & Coast

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 25 June - Tuesday 30 June

Rosemary Hudson

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 2 July - Tuesday 7 July

Artisans of Oxford

Artisans one week pop up shop

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 16 July - Tuesday 21 July

Sarah Southwell

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 30 July - Tuesday 11 August

Catherine Servonat-Blanc

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 1 October - Tuesday 6 October

Henley Arts & Craft Guild

Details to follow.

 

Thursday 26 November - Tuesday 1 December

Henley Arts & Craft Guild

Details to follow.

 

Wednesday 23 December - Tuesday 8 January

No exhibition bookings due to Christmas.