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Emerging Artist Programme
Wednesday 8 September 2021

Emerging Artist 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.
Children’s Art Week – Connecting Across Generations
Friday 10 July 2020

Children’s Art Week – Connecting Across Generations

We continue to celebrate Children’s Arts Week and this week’s theme of ‘Connecting Across Generations’. Today we share activities that you can do together. We have been sharing online activities for families to do together at…
In conversation with Tahira Mandarino
Wednesday 8 July 2020

In conversation with Tahira Mandarino

In this Beyond the Frame interview we talk with a local artist who delights in the use of many different media to express their artistic vision.   Welcome artist, author, educator, filmaker and yoga teacher, Tahira Mandarino. 
Collection Focus – Castelnau House
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Collection Focus – Castelnau House

Volunteer Jason dives into the Borough Collection to look at a range of images that catalogue a forgotten landmark in Barnes – Castelnau House.
Children’s Art Week – The Natural World
Sunday 5 July 2020

Children’s Art Week – The Natural World

To celebrate Children’s Art Week, Orleans House Gallery are sharing some of our favourite activities that relate to the natural world – the theme of this year’s children’s art week. We have been sharing activities…
See Saw @ Home – Balance
Friday 3 July 2020

See Saw @ Home – Balance

Welcome to another See Saw @ Home – fun activities, encouraging you to See, Imagine and Create, for ages 5 and under to enjoy at home with a grown-up. This week our theme is Balance.…
In conversation with Mandy Prowse
Wednesday 1 July 2020

In conversation with Mandy Prowse

This week we speak with South West London artist, Mandy Prowse whose sculpture piece for our current Beyond the Frame exhibition was inspired by the fencing shoe of Victorian explorer, Sir Richard Burton whose 200th…
Collection Focus – A View of the Wilderness
Tuesday 30 June 2020

Collection Focus – A View of the Wilderness

Kew Gardens and its iconic Pagoda is the subject of this week’s Collection Focus, as volunteer Richard looks at the history of the buildings depicted in this work from William Marlow.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Mindful Play 2
Sunday 28 June 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Mindful Play 2

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Mass and Volume
Friday 26 June 2020

See Saw @ Home – Mass and Volume

Join us on Friday for activities for under 5s to do together with a grown up.  We will be exploring line, colour, shape, pattern, texture, design and composition, mass and volume and balance in fun…
In conversation with Chris Frost
Wednesday 24 June 2020

In conversation with Chris Frost

This week we are ‘in conversation’ with artist, illustrator and observant commuter Chris Frost, whose work exhibited in Beyond the Frame juxtaposes a side portrait of William Austin (1802-1857), adopted son of Queen Caroline, George…
Collection Focus – The Art of Attribution
Tuesday 23 June 2020

Collection Focus – The Art of Attribution

This week we bring you a unique Collection Focus article from volunteer Madeleine. Learn about how two artists were attributed to our portrait of Queen Caroline, and their artistic styles.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 22 June 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. We feature artist Jill Storey and her local scenes in this week’s article.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Mindful Play
Sunday 21 June 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Mindful Play

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Design and Composition
Friday 19 June 2020

See Saw @ Home – Design and Composition

Welcome to another SeeSaw @ Home – 9 weeks of activities for ages 5 and under to do at home with a grown-up. This week we’re exploring Design and Composition. Scroll down to find the…
Sunday Afternoon Art – Create a Flower Wheel
Thursday 18 June 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Create a Flower Wheel

Join us for this extra Sunday Afternoon Art walk through, created in conjunction with the mindful activities coming up this weekend. Sunday Afternoon Art is our monthly art drop-in session which is usually held at…
In conversation with Julia van den Bosch
Wednesday 17 June 2020

In conversation with Julia van den Bosch

Thinking back to your early years and where you lived, were you influenced then by nature and art? I was very lucky to live in the weald of Kent with its beautiful countryside.  This meant…
Collection Focus – Thames at Richmond
Tuesday 16 June 2020

Collection Focus – Thames at Richmond

Volunteer Will takes us through the local areas depicted in two landscapes by Ramsay Richard Reinagle in our latest Collection Focus.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Reassembling the Collection: Fantastic Fez
Sunday 14 June 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Reassembling the Collection: Fantastic Fez

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Pattern
Friday 12 June 2020

See Saw @ Home – Pattern

Join us on Friday for activities for under 5s to do together with a grown up.  We will be exploring line, colour, shape, pattern, texture, design and composition, mass and volume and balance in fun…
In conversation with Louise Vale
Wednesday 10 June 2020

In conversation with Louise Vale

In our latest interview from the Beyond the Frame exhibition, we meet an artist who is exhibiting for the first time professionally. This week we speak with gardener, writer and photographer Louise Vale. Louise shows…
Collection Focus – Louis Philippe during his visit to Queen Victoria of Britain
Tuesday 9 June 2020

Collection Focus – Louis Philippe during his visit to Queen Victoria of Britain

In this week’s Collection Focus, volunteer Michele investigates the important history behind this lithograph, with Louis Philippe and his connection with Britain.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 8 June 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Silversmith Karenmary is the highlight of this week’s article.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Reassembling the Collection: Accidental Owls
Sunday 7 June 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Reassembling the Collection: Accidental Owls

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Texture
Friday 5 June 2020

See Saw @ Home – Texture

Welcome to another SeeSaw @ Home – 9 weeks of activities for ages 5 and under to do at home with a grown-up. This week is all about Texture. Scroll down to find the artwork​…
In conversation with Louise Anderson
Wednesday 3 June 2020

In conversation with Louise Anderson

Our ‘in conversation’ this week is with artist, printmaker, teacher and gardener, Louise Anderson who took inspiration on the photos of the garden at Byfield House on Church Road in Barnes from the Leslie Paton…
Collection Focus – Wedding at Twickenham Church
Tuesday 2 June 2020

Collection Focus – Wedding at Twickenham Church

Following on from last week’s Collection Focus, volunteer Madeleine discusses the life of Osmund Caine and offers another view on his work, Wedding at Twickenham Church.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 1 June 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 take a look at ethical and eco-friendly handmade brand Nkuku.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Terrible Tom and the Hidden Treasure
Sunday 31 May 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Terrible Tom and the Hidden Treasure

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Shape
Friday 29 May 2020

See Saw @ Home – Shape

Join us on Friday for activities for under 5s to do together with a grown up.  We will be exploring line, colour, shape, pattern, texture, design and composition, mass and volume and balance in fun…
In conversation with Jeremy Morgan
Wednesday 27 May 2020

In conversation with Jeremy Morgan

In this interview with artists from our Beyond the Frame exhibition, we speak with Oxfordshire based artist Jeremy Morgan. We ask painter, printmaker and graphic designer Jeremy about his route to where he is now artistically; “I think something in…
Collection Focus – Wedding at Twickenham Church
Tuesday 26 May 2020

Collection Focus – Wedding at Twickenham Church

Volunteer Will brings us the first of two analyses into an incredibly popular piece from the collection – Osmund Caine’s Wedding at Twickenham Church.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 25 May 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Frances Kiernan is this week’s focus, who produces handmade paper based products.
Sunday Afternoon Art – When the Queen Comes for Tea
Sunday 24 May 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – When the Queen Comes for Tea

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Colour
Friday 22 May 2020

See Saw @ Home – Colour

We are pleased to bring you SeeSaw @ Home – 9 weeks of activities for ages 5 and under to do with a grown-up. New activities will be released on Friday mornings and we’ll explore…
Burton: Exploring without Boundaries
Thursday 21 May 2020

Burton: Exploring without Boundaries

In view of next year’s bicentenary of the birth of Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, Emily Lunn, Heritage Project Manager for the Environment Trust, talks to Chris Burton, our Exhibitions and Collections Arts Officer, about…
In conversation with Mike Cole
Wednesday 20 May 2020

In conversation with Mike Cole

Continuing our conversations with the artists exhibiting at Beyond the Frame, local artist Mike Cole takes time to explain why he started painting, the creative process behind his work and how Hilditch’s ‘Richmond Bridge from…
Collection Focus – James Gibbs
Tuesday 19 May 2020

Collection Focus – James Gibbs

Our volunteer Megan takes a look at a portrait of prolific architect and designer of the Octagon Room – James Gibbs.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Monday 18 May 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Today we look at Jennie Ing, who works with relief printing.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Octagon Room Colouring
Sunday 17 May 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Octagon Room Colouring

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
See Saw @ Home – Line
Friday 15 May 2020

See Saw @ Home – Line

Join us on Friday for activities for under 5s to do together with a grown up.  We will be exploring line, colour, shape, pattern, texture, design and composition, mass and volume and balance in fun…
In conversation with Loraine Monk
Wednesday 13 May 2020

In conversation with Loraine Monk

Continuing our chats with artists from our Beyond the Frame exhibition, we (virtually) meet up with academic and artist Loraine Monk. Growing up in Kingston Upon Thames, Loraine gives us an insight into the part luck, as well as personal and social history, played in giving inspiration…
Collection Focus – Statue of Diana
Tuesday 12 May 2020

Collection Focus – Statue of Diana

In another article looking at our Borough Collection, our volunteer Megan has chosen a unique item to discuss – the statue of Diana located in the grounds, outside the Octagon.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Make Your Own Paintbrush
Sunday 10 May 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Make Your Own Paintbrush

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. Whilst the Gallery is closed, we…
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Friday 8 May 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Jewellery maker Helen Delanghe is today’s focus.
See Saw @ Home – Collections
Friday 8 May 2020

See Saw @ Home – Collections

Join us every Friday for the next 9 weeks for activities for under 5s to do together with a grown up.  We will be exploring line, colour, shape, pattern, texture, design and composition, mass and…
In conversation with Bessie Millar
Wednesday 6 May 2020

In conversation with Bessie Millar

Continuing with our conversations with the artists from Beyond the Frame this week it is Bessie Millar’s turn to tell us more about her beautiful en plein air pastels. Bessie chose as inspiration a book of…
Sunday Afternoon Art – Recycled Rockets
Sunday 3 May 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Recycled Rockets

Inspired by our Sunday Afternoon Art sessions, we are posting easy art activities for families online.    Today we are taking inspiration from Richmond Council’s ‘Ask an Astronaut’ interview with Helen Sharman and their project to use…
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Friday 1 May 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Today’s post highlights ceramics artist, Charlotte Stockley.
Art Skills – Visual Analysis
Thursday 30 April 2020

Art Skills – Visual Analysis

Following on from our Collection Focus articles, our volunteer Madeleine has written a guide to visual analysis, so you can learn how to analyse the components of an artwork and gain a greater understanding of…
In conversation with Tabitha Macbeth 
Wednesday 29 April 2020

In conversation with Tabitha Macbeth 

Continuing our look at the artists from the Beyond the Frame exhibition we share a cup of tea with Tabitha Macbeth.  Taking a well earned break from the building work on her house and all the other…
Sunday Afternoon Art – Miniatures
Sunday 26 April 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Miniatures

Looking for something creative to do this weekend?  Inspired by our Sunday Afternoon Art sessions, we are posting easy art activities for families online. Today we are taking inspiration from our miniatures gallery activity from…
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Friday 24 April 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Today’s post highlights Twickenham artist, Jem Panufnik.
In conversation with Jem Panufnik
Wednesday 22 April 2020

In conversation with Jem Panufnik

During this time of stay at home visits to museums, galleries and theatres, the team here at Orleans House Gallery thought that this would be the perfect time to find out a little more about…
Collection Focus – Henry Ye 7th
Monday 20 April 2020

Collection Focus – Henry Ye 7th

In the second of our articles exploring an artwork from the Richmond Borough Collection Art, our volunteer Jason examines a portrait of Henry VII by an unknown artist.
Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!
Friday 17 April 2020

Found in the Orleans House Gallery Shop!

Learn more about the artists, makers and producers that are featured in our gallery shop. Today’s post looks at Fiona Dickson, who provides Richmond Park honey.
Sunday Afternoon Art – Doodle with Poodle
Friday 17 April 2020

Sunday Afternoon Art – Doodle with Poodle

It’s Sunday afternoon, and time to get creative again! Below is the second of our Sunday Afternoon Art digital activities released on our website every weekend. This activity is suitable for all ages! You will…