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Volunteer Insights from the Collection: Dutch Interior with figures
Friday 12 April 2024

Volunteer Insights from the Collection: Dutch Interior with figures

We asked our volunteers to pick their favourite artwork from the collection. Volunteer Simon C. tells us about an oil painting, Dutch Interior with figures, after Ludolf de Jongh.      Why did you choose…
Exciting New Play Inspired Shop Stock
Saturday 6 April 2024

Exciting New Play Inspired Shop Stock

Calling all small makers and little imaginative thinkers! We have launched something special for you in the gallery shop. Come and see our new items inspired by our current exhibition Play Works and our early…
Volunteer Insights from the Collection: The Safety of the City
Friday 29 March 2024

Volunteer Insights from the Collection: The Safety of the City

We asked our volunteers to pick their favourite artwork from the collection. Volunteer, Timos, tells us about a pen and ink drawing, The Safety of the City, by artist Eric Fraser.   
Artist Opportunity! Apply for the Emerging Artists Programme
Thursday 7 March 2024

Artist Opportunity! Apply for the Emerging Artists Programme

Our Emerging Artists Programme for September 2024 – June 2025 is now open for submissions. We are looking for artists/art collectives who are within the first ten years of their practice, with a body of…
Artist Gary Stewart embarks on a research expedition into the Richmond Borough Art Collection
Wednesday 21 February 2024

Artist Gary Stewart embarks on a research expedition into the Richmond Borough Art Collection

Artist Gary Stewart embarks on a research expedition into the Richmond Borough Art Collection leading to a new installation at Orleans House Gallery.  Gary will dig up treasures and untold stories to craft an immersive…
Meet the Artists in the Winter Show
Friday 26 January 2024

Meet the Artists in the Winter Show

The annual Winter Show features over 45 Richmond-based artists, showcasing the vibrancy of the Borough’s visual arts community. Four of the artists in this year’s exhibition tell us more about their work. 
Announcing Our Emerging Artists Programme 23/24
Friday 15 September 2023

Announcing Our Emerging Artists Programme 23/24

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2023-2024 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.    The successful artists will exhibit their…
Early Years Sessions Return this Autumn!
Monday 4 September 2023

Early Years Sessions Return this Autumn!

Get your under 5s ready for creative play, songs, and making – our fortnightly Early Years sessions, Curious Tots and Play:Make:Art, return for the Autumn term! 
Are you an artist, living or working in Richmond Upon Thames? Then read on…
Tuesday 29 August 2023

Are you an artist, living or working in Richmond Upon Thames? Then read on…

Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our annual Winter Show. The open-call exhibition provides a platform for Richmond-based artists committed to…
Applications now open – Christmas Shopping Weekend
Tuesday 29 August 2023

Applications now open – Christmas Shopping Weekend

We are delighted to announce that applications to take part in this year’s Christmas Shopping Weekend at Orleans House Gallery are now open. The annual event, which brings both national and local Makers, Designers and…
Take a look inside Play:Make:Art
Friday 25 August 2023

Take a look inside Play:Make:Art

The summer term of Play:Make:Art has come to an end. Whilst we take a short break, we want to share some thoughts on our much-loved child-led creative session. Orleans House Gallery volunteer Brooke Friday has…
Art House Open Studios to Return for 2023
Saturday 15 July 2023

Art House Open Studios to Return for 2023

Local charity Arts Richmond has been commissioned by Richmond Arts Service to coordinate the borough’s open studios festival, Art House, for 2023.   Art House is a chance for local artists, craftspeople, and community groups to…
Fancy your own seed sculpture? Browse our Superm̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶Forest catalogue and place your order now
Wednesday 14 June 2023

Fancy your own seed sculpture? Browse our Superm̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶Forest catalogue and place your order now

As SupermarketForest draws to a close we are looking for public venues to donate artist, Andrew Merritt’s seed sculpture creations to.  Here you can find out more about what’s in the seed sculptures and how…
Calling early career artists and collectives!
Thursday 8 June 2023

Calling early career artists and collectives!

We are now accepting proposals for exhibitions at Orleans House Gallery.   Our Emerging Artists programme (September 2023 – June 2024) is for those establishing a career, focussing on creatives within the first 10 years of…
Ethnobotany at Orleans House Gallery, by Dr Sarah Edwards
Monday 5 June 2023

Ethnobotany at Orleans House Gallery, by Dr Sarah Edwards

Ethnobotany is the study of people and plants, combining both social and natural sciences. It explores the interactions and interrelationships of people and plants and how these are reflected in art, music and stoytelling as…
Families Imagine a Rewilded London
Friday 5 May 2023

Families Imagine a Rewilded London

In February half term 2023, families joined us as part of our Let’s Get Creative programme, to reimagine London with artist Jane Plowright.    The interactive exhibit invited visitors to physically walk into the picture with…
Families in the Forest Revisited
Friday 5 May 2023

Families in the Forest Revisited

We asked poet and creative Adam Kammerling to write about his experiences of delivering the Families in the Forest tour at Orleans House Gallery.  Adam devised and delivered the activity from summer 2021 through to…
Earth Day 2023
Saturday 22 April 2023

Earth Day 2023

“You can’t learn anything unless you have the wind on your face” – Liisa Holmberg (whose voice you can hear in the woods at Orleans House Gallery in Voices of the Ecosystem)   
Meet the Artist: Finn Chatwyn-Ros
Thursday 6 April 2023

Meet the Artist: Finn Chatwyn-Ros

Meet Finn Chatwyn-Ros, our new artist delivering Richmond Art Service’s early years programme, Curious Tots.    Finn is an early years music facilitator and songwriter with over 10 years’ experience working with babies, early years children…
Join the Orleans House Gallery Team!
Tuesday 4 April 2023

Join the Orleans House Gallery Team!

Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance? Do you enjoy delivering excellent customer service in thriving cultural venue? Do you like working as part of small team to complete a varied…
Searching for an artist-facilitator to deliver our early years programme!
Saturday 28 January 2023

Searching for an artist-facilitator to deliver our early years programme!

We are inviting applications for an engaging artist-facilitator to join our creative early years programme. This artist will lead on the planning and delivery of Curious Tots from April 2023-July 2024.  Curious Tots is our…
Meet the Artist – Andrew Merritt from Something & Son
Friday 20 January 2023

Meet the Artist – Andrew Merritt from Something & Son

Orleans House Gallery will see a new, immersive installation take shape at the end of this January. The exhibition, titled SupermarketForest, is by Andrew Merritt from artist duo Something & Son. We met up with…
Young people and schools explore their local environment
Tuesday 3 January 2023

Young people and schools explore their local environment

In January 2023 we will be opening our new exhibition SupermarketForest. In the lead-up, throughout October and November 2022, we worked with schools and young people to explore the themes of the show and to…
Curious Tots will be back soon!
Monday 2 January 2023

Curious Tots will be back soon!

We’ll be taking a short pause on our Curious Tots sessions. Don’t worry they’ll be back! We’re working hard on the programme and hope to bring you more fun, sensory early years sessions in the…
Calling creatives to develop new ways to tell our story! 
Saturday 5 November 2022

Calling creatives to develop new ways to tell our story! 

Richmond Arts Service is seeking a freelance artist with experience and/or an interest in working with communities to evaluate and develop our public–facing storytelling programme at Orleans House Gallery. At present our stories are shared…
Calling Artists and Artist Facilitators to develop new workshops for our Education Programme
Thursday 3 November 2022

Calling Artists and Artist Facilitators to develop new workshops for our Education Programme

Orleans House Gallery is currently recruiting freelance artist facilitators to devise new workshops for our popular Education Programme.   
In Conversation with Mandeep Dillon
Monday 26 September 2022

In Conversation with Mandeep Dillon

Mandeep Dillon is one of the artists selected for Orleans House Gallery’s 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme. We asked her some questions about her practice and Objects of Disquiet, the site-specific installation she put together for…
Bryony Ella’s Cultural Reforesting Journey at Orleans House Gallery
Sunday 18 September 2022

Bryony Ella’s Cultural Reforesting Journey at Orleans House Gallery

During the summer of 2021, artist Bryony Ella completed a residency at Orleans House Gallery. Find out from Bryony what she got up to.
Applications now open – Christmas Shopping Weekend
Tuesday 13 September 2022

Applications now open – Christmas Shopping Weekend

We are delighted to announce that applications to take part in the hugely popular Christmas Shopping Weekend at Orleans House Gallery are now open. The annual event, which brings both national and local Makers/Designers and…
Calling all artists living or working in Richmond Upon Thames
Monday 5 September 2022

Calling all artists living or working in Richmond Upon Thames

Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our Winter Show.   The open-call exhibition provides a platform for Richmond based artists committed to…
Meet the artist: Julia Collar
Monday 5 September 2022

Meet the artist: Julia Collar

Meet Julia Collar, our new artist delivering our Curious Tots early years programme. Julia is a neurodivergent sensory practitioner creating theatre, sensory stories, resources and sensory trails/tours for early years children and/or people with severe or…
Meet the artist: Abigail Hunt
Sunday 4 September 2022

Meet the artist: Abigail Hunt

Meet artist Abigail Hunt who will be leading the new cycle of Play:Make:Art, our popular session for 2-5 year olds and their accompanying adults. Abigail has over twenty years freelance experience teaching, facilitating and managing creative…
Creative Facilitator Opportunity at Orleans House Gallery
Wednesday 10 August 2022

Creative Facilitator Opportunity at Orleans House Gallery

Applications are now open for for a freelance facilitator to deliver workshops with local young people as part of our Cultural Reforesting programme this autumn. Orleans House Gallery recently received funding from NERC (Natural Environment…
Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Rudy Loewe
Monday 18 July 2022

Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Rudy Loewe

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.  The successful artists will exhibit their…
Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Bianca Raffaella
Sunday 17 July 2022

Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Bianca Raffaella

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.  The successful artists will exhibit their…
Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Anna Blom and Pía Ortuño
Saturday 16 July 2022

Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Anna Blom and Pía Ortuño

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.   The successful artists will exhibit their…
Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Mandeep Dillon
Friday 15 July 2022

Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Mandeep Dillon

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2022- 2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development. We had a total of…
Mirror Shape Play – Exploring the Science Behind the Exhibition
Friday 17 June 2022

Mirror Shape Play – Exploring the Science Behind the Exhibition

Throughout the summer, Mirror Shape Play will change how you see the world around you. The interactive exhibition, created by Unit Lab, combines visual arts and science to create an unconventional playground where families can…
Mirror Shape Play- Meet the Artist
Friday 10 June 2022

Mirror Shape Play- Meet the Artist

Throughout the summer, Mirror Shape Play will bring Orleans House Gallery to life through play. The interactive exhibition, created by Unit Lab, combines visual arts and science to create an unconventional playground where families can…
Calling artists to lead creative sessions with early years!
Friday 10 June 2022

Calling artists to lead creative sessions with early years!

Applications are now open for freelance artists to join our Curious Tots and Play:Make:Art programmes from September 2022 – August 2023.   Curious Tots is our creative and sensory workshop project for babies and pre-walking children…
Join the Orleans House Gallery Team
Thursday 2 June 2022

Join the Orleans House Gallery Team

Join the Orleans House Gallery team! Two new Front of House opportunities have just become available. Do you enjoy delivering excellent customer service in thriving cultural venue? Do you like working as part of small…
We’re looking forward to the next 50 years
Thursday 28 April 2022

We’re looking forward to the next 50 years

On 29th April 1972, at the end of a week in which Apollo 16 had landed on the Moon, Orleans House Gallery was opened to the public. The first exhibition was of paintings from the…
Meet the Artist – Emma Thrussell
Friday 25 March 2022

Meet the Artist – Emma Thrussell

In late 2021, Orleans House Gallery worked with illustrator Emma Thrussell to design our new family gallery activity trail.  As we launch the trail, we are happy to be able to introduce you to Emma. …
In conversation with Alexandra Sivov
Monday 21 March 2022

In conversation with Alexandra Sivov

Too much Information… Or Not Enough is an exhibition of prints and paintings by Alexandra Sivov inspired by the use of images in mass media, specifically how the arrangement of seemingly unconnected scenes can uncover…
Our Emerging Artists Programme Returns for 2022!
Thursday 3 March 2022

Our Emerging Artists Programme Returns for 2022!

Now, applications are opening again for the 2022–2023 programme. We want to support artists in their early career across different art forms and approaches. Artists are invited to submit works to sell, works in progress…
Cultural Reforesting Explores – Sustainable Actions
Tuesday 1 March 2022

Cultural Reforesting Explores – Sustainable Actions

Cultural Reforesting encourages everyone to explore the natural world through art.  The 3-year programme was launched in 2021 with an exhibition called Remember the Future, which included four artist-research residencies, as well as various events…
Cultural Reforesting Explores – Mount Lebanon and the cedar tree
Thursday 3 February 2022

Cultural Reforesting Explores – Mount Lebanon and the cedar tree

Cultural Reforesting encourages everyone to explore the natural world through art. The 3- year programme was launched in 2021 with an exhibition called Remember the Future, which included four artist research residencies, as well as…
In Conversation with Sophie Gresswell
Wednesday 19 January 2022

In Conversation with Sophie Gresswell

Saint roots and Tungi fruits is an exhibition of paintings by Sophie Gresswell, inspired by her recent research into her maternal ancestry. The show is currently on display at Orleans House Gallery as part of…
Searching for new facilitators for our families programme
Friday 7 January 2022

Searching for new facilitators for our families programme

Orleans House Gallery is inviting applications from experienced and engaging artists to lead two Let’s Get Creative sessions this spring.   Applications are now open and will close at 9am on Friday 21 January 2022.…
Take The Time – seeing the forest from a new perspective
Friday 31 December 2021

Take The Time – seeing the forest from a new perspective

Hollie Folkard-Tapp is a PhD student at Imperial College London, researching the recovery of degraded tropical rainforests logging estates.
Christmas Opening at the Gallery
Thursday 16 December 2021

Christmas Opening at the Gallery

If you would like to visit the gallery over Christmas and the New Year, these are the dates: Friday 24 December: 10am – 1.30pm Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 December: Closed Monday 27 to Thursday…
Main Gallery building closed today
Saturday 11 December 2021

Main Gallery building closed today

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to open the main Orleans House Gallery building today, Saturday 11 December. The Stables Gallery and Stables Café are open as usual, 10am until 5pm,…
Take the Time – Mural Project, Heath Road, Twickenham
Friday 5 November 2021

Take the Time – Mural Project, Heath Road, Twickenham

A mural, Take the Time, has appeared on the Heath Road railway bridge foot tunnel in Twickenham. An Oak Tree looks on as passers-by look back. The tree, an icon of the Borough of Richmond, has…
Searching for a facilitator for our early years workshops!
Sunday 31 October 2021

Searching for a facilitator for our early years workshops!

Orleans House Gallery is inviting applications from experienced and engaging artists to lead our Curious Tots programme for very early years and their parents and carers. Applications are now open and will close at the…
Llinos Owen: Thank Your Lucky Stars
Friday 29 October 2021

Llinos Owen: Thank Your Lucky Stars

Thank Your Lucky Stars is an exhibition of tapestries by Llinos Owen, inspired by her experiences throughout lockdown during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The show speaks to the impact long-term isolation has with regards to mental health and offers an abundance of original artwork…
Orleans House Gallery and Richmond Arts Service celebrate Black History Month 2021
Saturday 9 October 2021

Orleans House Gallery and Richmond Arts Service celebrate Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is a month of events in October which celebrate the culture, history and achievement of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities. This October Richmond Arts Service have worked with students from St Mary’s…
Emerging Artists Programme
Wednesday 8 September 2021

Emerging Artists Programme

We are excited to announce three new artists to Orleans House Gallery as part of the 2021 – 2022 Emerging Artists programme, which will take place in the Stables Gallery between 9 October to spring 2022. The programme supports early-career artists…
The Christmas Shopping Weekend at Orleans House Gallery – Applications Now Open!
Wednesday 1 September 2021

The Christmas Shopping Weekend at Orleans House Gallery – Applications Now Open!

We are delighted that after a brief (pandemic) pause in 2020, the hugely popular Christmas Shopping Weekend will once again be taking place at Orleans House Gallery on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December 2021.…
Calling all artists living or working in Richmond Upon Thames
Thursday 19 August 2021

Calling all artists living or working in Richmond Upon Thames

Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our November open call exhibition – Breaking Ground. Running alongside Richmond Literature Festival, Orleans House Gallery…
Our Summer of Artists
Wednesday 18 August 2021

Our Summer of Artists

This summer has seen Orleans House Gallery bursting at the seams with artists and opportunities for everyone to get involved. Our galleries and grounds have been a hub for artists this summer. Dancers, choirs, painters…
Activities for Families this Summer
Monday 19 July 2021

Activities for Families this Summer

Making plans for the summer? Looking for things to do with your family? Come and visit Orleans House Gallery and enjoy our café, exhibitions, the grounds and events. Read below to  find out more about…
Searching for new facilitators for our family and schools programme!
Saturday 5 June 2021

Searching for new facilitators for our family and schools programme!

Orleans House Gallery is inviting applications from experienced and engaging artists for three new activity strands as part of our Children and Families and Schools programmes. Applications are open now and will close end of…
How volunteering makes an impact – Volunteers’ Week 2021
Wednesday 2 June 2021

How volunteering makes an impact – Volunteers’ Week 2021

In a special article for #VolunteersWeek2021, our volunteer Alla writes about her experience of volunteering at the gallery and how her time with us has made an impact on her career.
New Activities for Families
Friday 14 May 2021

New Activities for Families

Calling west London children and their adults! We’re launching a new programme of activities for children and families at Orleans House Gallery. From June, families will be able to take part in creative workshops throughout the year led by…
Making Orleans House Gallery a home for artists this summer
Friday 14 May 2021

Making Orleans House Gallery a home for artists this summer

The team at Orleans House Gallery have been counting down the final few days until we can fully reopen and welcome everyone back on site. Our mission is to bring thought provoking art to the borough of Richmond…
How can artists help us renew our relationship with nature?
Friday 7 May 2021

How can artists help us renew our relationship with nature?

How can we renew our relationship with nature? Orleans House Gallery has set out a stall of experimentation and expansive collaboration for the coming years. We aim to open up our grounds and the artistic…
Octagon 300 Virtual Tour
Wednesday 5 May 2021

Octagon 300 Virtual Tour

Octagon 300 opened in October in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Octagon Room here at Orleans House Gallery. The exhibition has been a huge success and as the show comes down to make…
Top 3 At Home Family Activities
Sunday 2 May 2021

Top 3 At Home Family Activities

Family activities will be restarting in person on 6 June here at Orleans House Gallery. Until then, you can still take part in our at home activities.
Looking Forward to Reopening
Friday 23 April 2021

Looking Forward to Reopening

The pandemic has given us all a chance to rethink our lives and the team have used the last few months to consider what is special about Orleans House Gallery. The Gallery will continue to be…
Artist in Focus: Ackroyd & Harvey
Tuesday 13 April 2021

Artist in Focus: Ackroyd & Harvey

Innovative and prolific, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey are internationally acclaimed for their multi-disciplinary work that intersects the realms of art, activism, architecture, and science. In anticipation of our new main gallery exhibition Remember the…
Making art lets us imagine the future we want to create
Wednesday 7 April 2021

Making art lets us imagine the future we want to create

Announcing our new exhibition and a three year programme connecting with our site and ecosystem.  Orleans House Gallery and its Woodland Gardens sit amongst the ruins of a grand house and grounds. But all this is comparatively recent history.  …
Sunday Afternoon Art – Playing with Perception
Sunday 4 April 2021

Sunday Afternoon Art – Playing with Perception

Sunday Afternoon Art is our monthly art activity for families, aimed at children aged 4 plus.  We are very excited this month to invite Jonathan Roson, from arts collective Alice in Hackneyland, to create an…
Sunday Afternoon Art: Alexander Pope’s Grotto – Making textures and a 3D grotto
Sunday 7 March 2021

Sunday Afternoon Art: Alexander Pope’s Grotto – Making textures and a 3D grotto

Join us for Sunday Afternoon Art and make your own textured grottos, by following the walkthrough below.  Our family activities are aimed at children aged 4+ to complete with an adult. This activity is being…
Calling early career artists, curators and collectives
Monday 1 March 2021

Calling early career artists, curators and collectives

We are now accepting proposals for exhibitions at Orleans House Gallery.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Create your own poetry inspired by Pope’s Grotto
Sunday 7 February 2021

Sunday Afternoon Art – Create your own poetry inspired by Pope’s Grotto

Sunday Afternoon Art is our monthly creative activity for families with children aged 4 plus. Activities are designed for you to do together as a family.
Collection Focus – Hidden History – The Borough’s Domestic Grottos
Friday 5 February 2021

Collection Focus – Hidden History – The Borough’s Domestic Grottos

In the next article in our continuing Collection Focus series, volunteer Ella discovers the rich history of grottos in the borough through a series of Borough Collection artworks.  
Thames Luminaries Virtual Lecture Series returns
Sunday 13 December 2020

Thames Luminaries Virtual Lecture Series returns

Following the success of this year’s Twickenham Luminaries talks, we will be returning with a month of virtual talks from nine organisations based along the Thames.
Collection Focus – Giovanni Panini, the Baroque and the Neoclassical
Tuesday 8 December 2020

Collection Focus – Giovanni Panini, the Baroque and the Neoclassical

In our next Collection Focus, our volunteer Madeleine studies the painting by Panini in the Octagon Room and his position in the artistic movements of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Introducing Architectural Photography – Sunday Afternoon Art
Sunday 6 December 2020

Introducing Architectural Photography – Sunday Afternoon Art

Welcome to Sunday Afternoon Art. Sessions take place at Orleans House Gallery and involve creative arts activities for families with children aged 4 plus.
Collection Focus – The Man Who Drew Our House
Tuesday 1 December 2020

Collection Focus – The Man Who Drew Our House

David, one of our Study Gallery volunteers, takes us through the story of this familiar scene of the gallery, drawn by an exceptional artist.
Art Skills – Impressionism and Orleans House Gallery
Tuesday 3 November 2020

Art Skills – Impressionism and Orleans House Gallery

In the next article from our volunteer Madeleine, we return to our Study Gallery to examine the Impressionist movement through a Richmond landscape by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
Octagon 300 – Baroque Art and Illusion
Thursday 29 October 2020

Octagon 300 – Baroque Art and Illusion

Our new main gallery exhibition Octagon 300 is influenced by Baroque art. The show, created by Jonathan Roson along with art group Alice in Hackneyland, is a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Octagon…
BIOdance – Enjoy a magical, theatrical walk this autumn and winter on Twickenham Riverside
Wednesday 21 October 2020

BIOdance – Enjoy a magical, theatrical walk this autumn and winter on Twickenham Riverside

From October 25 you will be able to download a free map on your smart phone, print a copy at home or collect a copy from Orleans House Gallery.  Watch mini films and read interesting facts…
Art Unlocked Q&A with Leigh Warnick
Friday 2 October 2020

Art Unlocked Q&A with Leigh Warnick

Art Unlocked 02-04 – A response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. Below, we asked Art Unlocked artist Leigh Warnick, a few questions about his…
Art Unlocked Q&A with Ali Clarke
Friday 2 October 2020

Art Unlocked Q&A with Ali Clarke

Art Unlocked, October 02-04 – A response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. Below, we asked Art Unlocked artist Ali Clarke, a few questions about…
Art Unlocked Q&A with Gill Smith
Friday 2 October 2020

Art Unlocked Q&A with Gill Smith

Art Unlocked, October 02-04 – A response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. Below, we asked Art Unlocked artist Gill Smith, a few questions about…
Black History Month
Thursday 1 October 2020

Black History Month

Black History Month is a month of events in October which celebrate the culture, history and achievement of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities. In October 2020 Richmond Arts Service will be celebrating artists who have…
Collection Focus – Twickenham by Moonlight
Tuesday 15 September 2020

Collection Focus – Twickenham by Moonlight

Our Study Gallery houses almost 100 artworks from the Richmond Borough Art Collection, including the subject of this week’s Collection Focus, Henry Pether’s Twickenham by Moonlight.  Our volunteer Madeleine details the Pether family’s familiarity with moonlit…
Collection Focus – Cardinal Wolsey in Disgrace and History Painting
Tuesday 8 September 2020

Collection Focus – Cardinal Wolsey in Disgrace and History Painting

Our Collection Focus series returns, with volunteer Madeleine detailing a captivating work from the Borough Collection, Cardinal Wolsey in Disgrace.
Sunday Afternoon Art – How to make an Origami Bird
Sunday 6 September 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – How to make an Origami Bird

Sunday Afternoon Art, our monthly session for families, is back today! You can find details of sessions to book in our What’s On page. Families will be completing a socially distanced trail of the gallery…
Art Unlocked: The Video Diaries
Sunday 30 August 2020

Art Unlocked: The Video Diaries

This October Art Unlocked, an exhibition and response to the unfurling of Covid-19, will fill Orleans House Gallery. Championing the work of one of Richmond’s most prolific creative assets, our visual arts community, Art Unlocked…
Twickenham Luminaries: A Virtual Lecture Series
Monday 24 August 2020

Twickenham Luminaries: A Virtual Lecture Series

We are delighted to be collaborating with Marble Hill House, Pope’s Grotto, Strawberry Hill House and Turner’s House to deliver a week of online lectures about an important individual associated with each historic building. Talks…
In conversation with Jonathan Roson
Friday 21 August 2020

In conversation with Jonathan Roson

Jonathan Roson is the artist behind our next exhibition, Octagon 300. It celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Grade 1 Listed Octagon Room that is part of the Orleans House Gallery site. Here we find out…
Face Coverings
Wednesday 5 August 2020

Face Coverings

As per Government restrictions, from Saturday 8 August face coverings are compulsory in galleries for adults and children over 11 years of age.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Viewfinders
Sunday 2 August 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Viewfinders

Sunday Afternoon Art is our monthly art drop-in session which is usually held at the Gallery for families to take part in on the first Sunday of every month.  The August session comes straight to…
Art Unlocked – Save the Date
Thursday 23 July 2020

Art Unlocked – Save the Date

Art Unlocked – A response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. 2 – 4 October 2020 at Orleans House Gallery.
#TheirOpenStudio20 Winners Announced
Thursday 16 July 2020

#TheirOpenStudio20 Winners Announced

With hundreds of entries and just 3 places on the podium we are delighted to share the work of the winning students.
In conversation with Roger Hutchins
Wednesday 15 July 2020

In conversation with Roger Hutchins

This week we continue our ‘in conversation’ with artists featuring in our Beyond the Frame exhibition.  This week we talk to Roger Hutchins, a local artist, illustrator and teacher. Roger tells us why he chose ‘Wedding…
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 13 July 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. This week, we look at the Octagon Room mug that is a mainstay in the gallery shop.