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November 2015

‘Impasto’ by Philip Compton Farquharson

Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition by Olney-based artist, Philip Compton Farquharson.  Philip comes from an Art Historical background, having studied Art History at University up to postgraduate level (focussing on ethnographic material in the Andes, Amazonia and Oceania).  These studies, combined with his love of travel, have influenced his paintings, both in subject-matter and style.  The paintings are from countries he has visited, and he tries to encapsulate an aura, an impression of the place. Philip loves…

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February 2016

Ingrida Grosmane – Time of Harmony

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Our 2016 season opens with an exhibition by Latvian artist, Ingrida Grosmane, entitled 'Time of Harmony'. Ingrida, who now lives in Bedford, has a highly personal approach to her work and allows her paintings to speak for her. She believes a human being can only give out what she or he is feeling inside and, in her own case, she has a happy life and a love of her soul and tries to convey this through her work. And while…

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March 2016

Seeing eye to eye with Fair Trade: Helen Casey-Green

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

In March, we're delighted to be supporting Fairtrade month which runs until 13th March with an exhibition by Helen Casey-Green who, as well as being an artist, also runs 'eye2eye' in Wollaston Courtyard which carries a range of Fairtrade goods from food stuffs to crafts. As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products…

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April 2016

Weston Underwood Art Group : 10 Years On

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, the Weston Underwood Art Group is holding an exhibition at the Three Hares Gallery in Olney. “10 Years On” includes a wide range of work by 15 local artists using varied media and in their own individual styles. The Art Group was formed by its tutor Len Hollman, a potter and retired art teacher from Stoke Goldington. Originally an acrylic painting course with seven members, the group has expanded in numbers and has evolved to…

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May 2016

Significant Stillness by Nicky Kenny

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Once again we're pleased to be able to show an exhibition of photographs as part of our diverse programme of art exhibitions during 2016. For May we are hosting an exhibition by Nicky Kenny, who tells us here about her work and inspiration: "I have always loved photography. I remember as a child looking through old family albums, pictures of what may have been insignificant moments that had been locked in time, into tiny faded images, seeming now more significant in…

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June 2016

Parklife by Graeme Roach

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Once again, the Three Hares Art Gallery at the Cowper & Newton Museum is participating in the county-wide Bucks Open Studio event which runs from 11th to 26th June.  This year, we are pleased to welcome the artist Graeme Roach and his exhibition of drawings of Canadian Geese under the title 'Parklife'. We asked Graeme to tell us a little about himself and what lies behind the inspiration for his exhibition: "I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and after…

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July 2016

Out of Paint & Print: Colin Veitch

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

During July, we welcome Colin Veitch to the Gallery.  Here Colin tells us something of his background and his work... I had 'a day job', for 44 years that took me into four different careers; · Scenic Artist Repertory Theatres · Feature Films & Television Studios · A Civil Servant with The British Council · Events Organiser The John Lewis Partnership Each one of the above career paths moulded me but sadly tore me further and further away from my…

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August 2016

Urban Eye: Views through the Brush & Lens by Mike & Beki Bloor

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Urban Eye: Views through the Brush & Lens featuring paintings and photographs by father and daughter, Mike and Beki Bloor

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September 2016

Animal Magic by Charmian Hayes

Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Charmian studied art in Liverpool back in the dark ages when the Beatles were fab and we could all do the twist without falling over. For many years she had a “proper” job in IT (in the days when it was called ADP) and painting was her hobby, but when the arrival of a son and heir necessitated working from home she turned to art and began taking commissions for portraits and caricatures. Originally her portraits were done in pastels,…

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October 2016

VISUALise: Inspiration for Stitch and Expression

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

ISE (Inspiration for Stitch and Expression) was formed several years ago by like minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread. On display are abstract, realistic and figurative art and fashion accessories using a wide variety of media: wire, paper, fabric (new, distressed and recycled) and found objects: these are hand and machine stitched, or felted to fashion art inspired by both the natural world and the built environment.

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November 2016

Looking Out, Looking In: Ann Edwards

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

During November, The Three Hares Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Ann Edwards entitled ‘Looking Out, Looking In’. Ann lives in a small village in Bedfordshire, with her husband and dog. 20 years ago she trained as a counsellor, and for a long time she has been working part time as a counsellor. Most of her therapeutic work is with adolescents using a variety of creative techniques. However, long before life as a counsellor Ann did a Fine Art degree…

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December 2016

Winter Tails, Wildlife Art by John Tuff

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The Gallery is delighted to welcome local artist John Tuff with his exhibition of wildlife in chalk pastel.

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February 2017

Finders Keepers – Tales in Textiles! by Connie Flynn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

In June 2015 Connie Flynn was the Artist in Residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse Shetland. During the residency she researched the social history aspect of the keepers and their families who stayed, worked and lived at the lighthouse. She recorded these experiences of the past, the quotes and stories as a reference in her sketchbook. Connie then transferred them onto cloth, constructing textile wall hangings, each one decorated with different surface effects and hand stitched techniques. The tea stained fabric and…

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March 2017

UK Astronomy Group – Photo Exhibition

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

An exhibition by the UK Astronomy Group featuring stunning images and displaying the winners and runners-up from the UK Astronomy Annual Photo competition 2016. UK Astronomy started as one man in a field. His name was Ross Hockham and he was looking for some friends to share his passion with. A year on, UK Astronomy has a Facebook group which is over 1500 members strong, and Ross holds monthly events at Emberton Sports and Social Club amongst other places. He…

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April 2017

The Three Js: An exhibition by Jennifer Steele, Jan Drury and Joanne Bowes

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Jan Drury, Joanne Bowes and Jennifer Steele are members of the Artists’ Network Bedfordshire. Exhibiting as The Three Js, they share an interest in exploring different media and approaches, in particular how these contribute to their personal visualisations of landscapes, seascapes and the natural world. Jan is an abstract artist, whose paintings are an exploration into the effects of the intermingling and reactions of various liquids, combined with layering, collage and batik. This process allows for the occurrence of chance…

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Three Js – Meet the Artists session

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and talk to the Three Js: Jennifer Steele, Jan Drury and Joanne Bowes about their work and exhibition from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm FREE ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY

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May 2017

Spirit of Nature by Jen Davies and Nicola Smith

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Welcome to the Gallery to local artists Nicola Smith and Jen Davies with their exhibition Spirit of Nature.  Nicola and Jen live in the same village and study together with Guy Scott and at Buckingham Art School. Nicola was an art historian before she began to paint. Jen painted commercially early in her career and has only recently returned to it. Nicola lives at the end of a long lane and throughout a year she has been exploring it in…

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June 2017

Bucks Open Studio – Ordinary Miracles by June Kingsbury

Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

The Three Hares Gallery is proud to be a host venue for Bucks Open Studio.  This annual event, held every June, celebrates the work of artists and makers all over the county.  From 10th to 25th June, artists open their studios or hold exhibitions and events showcasing and demonstrating their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the creativity going on around Buckinghamshire. Bucks Open Studios is run by the Visual Images Group, an alliance of over 600 artists…

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July 2017

‘All Sorts’ : An Exhibition by Corinne Cosford

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Welcome to Corinne Cosford and her exhibition 'All Sorts', showing a range of subjects from landscapes to animal portraits.

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August 2017

Water, water, everywhere: by Chris Richbell

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

We're delighted that local artist Chris Richbell is returning to the Three Hares Gallery with an exhibition of her latest works. Chris is a member and regular exhibitor with the Northampton Town and County Art Society and serves on their Council. She paints mainly in watercolour or acrylic, and sometimes with mixed media or pastels. She is part of a group of painters from all over the country that annually enjoy painting together in Walberswick on the Suffolk coast. Painting…

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September 2017

Claire Bliss: Work so far

Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Welcome to Claire Bliss, who is holding her first exhibition in our Gallery.  This show is a selection of her 2D work, including pencil/pen drawings, paintings and photographs.

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October 2017

Felt Lace: An exhibition by the International Feltmakers Association

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind, predating weaving and knitting. In Turkey, the remains of felt have been found, dating back to at least 6,500 BC. During the last twenty years it has experienced an exciting reinvention and become a world wide, artistic phenomenon. Felt Lace is an exhibition by region 5 members of the International Feltmakers Association. It was inspired by the museum's lace collection and by the history of lace making in Olney and…

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November 2017

Inner Space: Naini

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Artist Naini Ahluwalia, started painting from a young age and had a lucky break when she was offered the opportunity for her first solo exhibition in 1991. The first show was critiqued by the top art critics of the time; the positive reviews for the self-taught gifted artist came as a surprise. This was just the beginning of an art career. Since then her art has gained much popularity. There is freedom of expression and depth that only comes when…

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December 2017

Get Making in MK50 Roadshow

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Free

The Three Hares Gallery is the final stop on the Get Making in MK50 Roadshow. This is a travelling exhibition which celebrates the skills of twenty-five local maker-artists working in wood, metal, ceramics, glass, mosaic and textiles and includes photographs by Brian Tomlinson. Learn about the makers' techniques and view special pieces of their work inspired by the new city of Milton Keynes in its 50th year. Below we described some of the works on show and the artists involved:…

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February 2018

to shorten winter’s sadness

February 13 @ 10:30 am - March 29 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Due to the success of our first exhibition of 2018 - 'to shorten winter's sadness' featuring the work of Katy and David Quinn, the exhibition is being extended until the end of March. David is originally from Tasmania and spent much of the 80s and 90s as a touring and recording musician. He is a photographer with a particular interest in fine art landscapes and seascapes - with the odd cityscape. In his more recent work, he uses long exposure techniques…

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