Friday, 12 August 2022

Gallery exhibition is source of inspiration

Gallery exhibition is source of inspiration

THE Animals & Abstracts exhibition at Henley’s Old Fire Station Gallery is proving popular, despite the weather having turned rather “seasonal”.

The display of works from Berlin artists has been attracting interest from new enthusiasts for the works Simon Hearnden has curated.

Also, a significant number of returning customers seem pleased with the variety of new works being displayed.

“It really is one of the most interesting collections of work ever seen locally,” says Belinda Fitzwilliams, herself a respected local artist. “The wonderful skills Walter Lindner developed over his lifetime to produce such delightful, humorous, monotype artworks has inspired me to revisit and enjoy the technique in my own work. The effects that can be obtained by it are so expressive.”

The exhibition will remain open during one of the Mayor’s pre-Christmas charity evenings. A wine-tasting event, hosted by the Mayoress, Gabriele Brookes, at the gallery this Saturday, will be helping to raise funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities.

Guests have the chance to enjoy the artworks on display, while sampling and learning about fine wines, and contributing to those funds. A percentage of any sales made at the event are being donated by Simon.

The distinctive Animals & Abstracts collection is being showcased initially, here in Henley, before touring exhibitions next year.

A larger exhibition of Walter Lindner’s works is being put together for a retrospective of the artist’s work at the Sewell Centre Gallery, Radley College, Abingdon, next September.

The exhibition runs daily until Tuesday (November 29) from 10.30am to 6.30pm.

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