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August 2013

Kate Wyatt

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Since gaining her degree in Fine Art (BA Hons) Kate Wyatt has become renowned for her wildlife paintings which capture the real essence of some of Britain’s most popular mammals. She works primarily in watercolour using the particular chemistry of this medium to interpret the movements and characteristics of her subjects. Her finished paintings combine a skilful mix of precise drawing combined with a sprightly looseness of style.  She has recently been developing her own interpretation on world myths and…

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September 2013

Pictures in Pencil and Paint – Rob Delves

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Rob was born and grew up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s. He studied Art at St. Helen's School of Art & Crafts in 1969. He completed his studies in 1974, after doing a 3 year course in Environmental Design, at Lancaster College of Art & Design. In the 1980s Rob took part in many group exhibitions and had two succesful, major solo shows. Firstly, "Lennon & Monroe in pencil & paint", at the Liverpool Neptune Theatre Gallery sold out! This gained him attention…

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October 2013

Artwork by Michael Skeats

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Michael Skeats is displaying his Artwork in our Three Hares Gallery during this Month. It is well worth a look.

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December 2013

The Sleeping Butterfly Exhibition

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

PRESS RELEASE “The Butterfly Effect” Local Artist launches challenge to voters with a room full of butterflies! Local artist, Melanie Cutler, will be descending on Olney with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies in December. Visitors to the town will be treated to hundreds of butterflies taking over The Three Hares Gallery from the 4th to the 21rd of December. Melanie has been painstakingly creating lifelike and life-size butterflies, painting and framing them. However, she is also a sculptor and the…

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March 2014

Olney Middle School – ‘Slavery Exhibition’

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

Year 5 pupils of Olney Middle School will be displaying their sculptures depicting their thoughts on slavery both in history and up to the present day. This extra curriculum activity has encouraged learning, also how to interpret information to explain it to an audience through 3D designs. Do come and see this very special work. Your feedback would be much appreciated by the pupils. Olney Middle School art students share their thoughts on slavery with the local community’

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April 2014

Michael Skeats and Maureen Forde

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

Michael Skeats and Maureen Forde are in their final year of study at the University of Northampton. Come and see their work in the Three Hares Gallery (top floor of the Museum) Michael's artwork is focussed around the investigation of landscapes using mixed media on burlap, canvas and board.  Contact Michael on Michael.john.skeats@gmail.com Maureen is studying for a BA in Fine Art.  Her artwork is focussed around the investigation of brush strokes and mark making, engaging the viewer into the…

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May 2014

Pen, Pencil and Paint – Ali Kelly

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

Local artist, Ali Kelly, uses various mediums to produce her artwork. This exhibition concentrates on three : ' Pen, Pencil and Paint ' Pen On display you can see pen and ink drawings of buildings/landmarks. Ali has been illustrating with this medium for over thirty years and much of her work has been used by businesses for Yellow Pages advertising, business cards and on websites. She has been commissioned to draw people's homes which are then given as gifts. Also,…

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July 2014

Marlene Wlodarczyk – Fine Artist

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

 Marlene Wlodarczyk - Fine Artist and Printmaker I am currently in the final stages of my Fine Art degree course at Northampton University and my primary studio practice is both figurative and semi abstract, using several print techniques, but mainly block printing and etching. Colour is important to me; having spent many years living in a tropical climate I need bright colours in my life. My work is about line, contour, shape and layering - taking inspiration from the local…

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August 2014

Dan Evans – ‘Colour in the Landscape’ Exhibition

Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

An exhibition of photographs by local professional Dan Evans This exhibition will showcase Dan’s greatly admired landscapes, including a few colourful flower images and the occasional B+W landscape print, all beautifully framed and presented. The landscapes will include some stunning local scenes as well as featuring the beauty of the English Lake District and Provence in France. About the ‘author’: Dan has lived in Olney with his wife Mary for 19 years. As versatile freelance photographer he undertakes a wide…

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September 2014

Folded Space – Billy Hawes

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

My work explores the spatial potential of painting and printmaking through surface. I will be exhibiting 'folded prints', some framed and some as stand alone sculptural objects.

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October 2014

Black History Month events

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,

Saltmine Theatre Company performs   'John Newton - Amazing Grace'  Saturday 25th October - 7:30pm The Cowper and Newton Museum are thrilled to be welcoming the Saltmine Theatre Company to perform their ‘John Newton – Amazing Grace’ production in St Peter and St Paul Church in Olney – the very church where John Newton first preached 250 years ago this year.  In his rectory in Olney he wrote the world-renowned and much-loved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’.  “This is a powerfully moving story of slavery,…

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November 2014

Art around Olney – David Purvis (Olney Art)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

We are delighted to announce that David Purvis will be exhibiting once again at the Three Hares Gallery.  During November, David will be exhibiting his local and motoring art original paintings and framed prints, as well as offering his Olney Christmas cards for sale. This will be David's third exhibition at the Gallery and follows his successful events in 2011 and 2012.  There will be many new works on display, both of local scenes and motoring art, as well as…

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December 2014

Wire Lace – Pin Ambrose

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Working mainly with black copper wire, Pin uses bobbin lace stitches to create wire lace, producing results that bring texture and shape with changes of shade and depth.  These wire structures are constructed using traditional methods using a lace pillow and flat head pins. Lace prints mimic those intertwining wires in dyes, flocking and embossing.  Pin takes her 3D wire lace back into 2D with the application of heat transfer print using disperse dyes, creating a unique print that marks pattern…

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March 2015

Carla Markland – Realistic Imaginary: Trompe l’oeil

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Carla Markland spent her formative years in Milan and studied painting and history of art at the Academy of Fine Art (Brera). Carla developed a passion for large mural paintings, frescoes and trompe l'oeil and has carried out many large painted schemes around the world. Later, her career moved into the conservation of historic painted works in and around Italy and particularly the Veneto region where the richly decorated villas of Palladio provided a renewed interest in the fresco technique…

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April 2015

Jeff Spivak and Keiko Shimoda – The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

'The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon', a 10th Century court memoir, occupies a place of honour in Japanese literature comparable to that of Shakespeare in the English one.  Written by Lady Sei Shonagon, the Pillow Book has no narrative.  Rather, it is a private diary in which she collected her reflections and observations during the years she spent at the Imperial palace in Kyoto as a lady-in-waiting to Empress Teishi. An acute and thoughtful witness, Sei rested her gaze on…

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May 2015

Inspiration – by Rob Preece and Lea Sapsford

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

The Three Hares Gallery Rob and Lea chose the word 'inspiration' for the title of this exhibition because it is the one word that runs through both of their art experiences.  Rob was inspired by what he saw one day, and just felt the need to record it in his own way and through his own eyes.  Quite what triggered that desire he does not know to this day, but it has been a fascinating journey over a few years,…

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June 2015

Bucks Open Studios

Saturday, June 6, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Bucks Open Studios - The Norman Exhibition - For two weeks in June artists and makers open up their working studios and exhibition spaces to visitors as well as displaying their works in over 200 different venues. The Bucks Open Studios initiative is this year celebrating 30 years of artistic accomplishment by Buckinghamshire artists and makers. The Three Hares Gallery at the Cowper and Newton Museum is delighted to be the venue for The Norman Exhibition. Ian, Ashley and Tania…

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July 2015

A Burst of Colour by Mitchel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

The Three Hares Gallery is delighted to be hosting the first exhibition by Michelle Whitehead (Mitchel).  Here she tells us how she began on her artistic journey and how the creative process works for her: Hi, my name is Michelle.  I paint under the name Mitchel with was a nickname my uncle gave me when I was young and it has stuck! About ten years ago, my partner suggested I should paint.  As a child and teenager I always sketched.…

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August 2015

Art Exhibition by Chris Richbell

Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Chris Richbell We are delighted to be hosting a range of new work in watercolour and acrylic by Olney resident, Chris Richbell. Chris is a member and regular exhibitor with the Northampton Town and Country 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.…

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September 2015

The Colourful World of Fur, Skin, Scales and Feathers: Margaret Phoenix

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Wildlife in Zimbabwe Margaret Phoenix is a UK based acrylic and multimedia artist. Originally from Zimbabwe, Margaret was raised in a very artistic family and from a young age, showed an enduring interest in art and creative pursuits. Margaret attended art college and began painting in earnest, focusing on the wonderful diversity of wildlife in Zimbabwe, exhibiting her work in both public and private galleries before political and economic circumstances in the country, led her to move to the UK.…

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October 2015

Jim Coggins – A Retrospective

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jim Coggins is a retired chemical engineer who lives in Stony Stratford.  He took up painting for the first time in 2010 when he attended classes organised by Milton Keynes Council's Adult Continuing Education department and at the Great Linford Arts Centre.  This gave him the opportunity to experiment with different formats and mediums and where he discovered his preference for painting in watercolour. Jim's paintings use a wide variety of subjects including landscapes, animals, portraits, abstracts, flowers and trains.…

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November 2015

Charmian Hayes – Fur, Flesh and Fripperies

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Charmian Hayes studied art in Liverpool back in the dark ages when she says the Beatles were fab and we could all do the twist without falling over. Watchful Eyes by Charmian Hayes 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…

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‘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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