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Meet our Outdoor Installation Artist
Wednesday 15 May 2019

Meet our Outdoor Installation Artist

Joanna Mountain Lawrence will be running our exciting outdoor installation in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery. Here she tells us a little about herself and the project: “As a creative practitioner I am interested…
Artist Opportunities
Thursday 2 May 2019

Artist Opportunities

This summer Orleans House Gallery is programming a season of activity around the theme of Grotto’s, focusing on spaces and places: real and imagined, historical and created. These exciting opportunities will play an integral part…
Reimagine, West Middlesex University Hospital
Thursday 18 April 2019

Reimagine, West Middlesex University Hospital

Digital exhibition coming soon! Visit throughout May and June to view works created by patients from West Middlesex University Hospital in response to our current exhibition Reimagine. These creative workshops have been delivered in partnership with hospital charity…
Family Trail: The Mystery of the Lost Keys
Friday 5 April 2019

Family Trail: The Mystery of the Lost Keys

Calling all history detectives… we need you! The year is 1729 and Harriet the Housemaid at Orleans House has lots to do. The Queen is coming, the housekeeper is sick and that’s not all.. she…
RichDance 2019: Our biggest celebration of dance, ever!
Friday 5 April 2019

RichDance 2019: Our biggest celebration of dance, ever!

Over 500 dancers took to the stage at The Hammond Theatre 23 and 24 March for RichDance 2019, which showcased an electrifying programme of truly diverse dance styles from Bollywood, Argentine Tango and Contemporary Dance,…
Richmond’s First World War
Wednesday 27 March 2019

Richmond’s First World War

We are excited to announce the launch of a new website and publication commemorating Richmond’s First World War. As part of the centenary programme that took place across the country, we worked with local people…
Final Artists Unveiled!
Friday 22 March 2019

Final Artists Unveiled!

Meet the final two Reimagine artists. 
(Even More) Artists Unveiled!
Friday 22 March 2019

(Even More) Artists Unveiled!

Find out more about three more of our 11 incredible Reimagine artists. Check back over the next few days for more!
More Artists Unveiled!
Thursday 21 March 2019

More Artists Unveiled!

We’re continuing to introduce you to our 11 incredible Reimagine artists. Check back over the next few days for more!
Meet the Reimagine Artists!
Tuesday 19 March 2019

Meet the Reimagine Artists!

We’ll be introducing you to all 11 artists exhibiting in Reimagine. Check back over the next few days for more!
We Need You! Volunteer with us…
Monday 4 March 2019

We Need You! Volunteer with us…

Volunteers are an invaluable part of any experience of visiting Orleans House Gallery. Their help and support is vital in making sure visitors get the best experience when viewing our exhibitions and the Octagon Room,…
5 things to do at Orleans House Gallery this Half Term!
Tuesday 19 February 2019

5 things to do at Orleans House Gallery this Half Term!

1. #CollectionCuriosities Hurry! Only a few weeks left to see our #CollectionCuriosities exhibition, a quirky show of unknown Richmond treasures where things are not always what they seem…What will you discover? 2. Shop! Pop into…
Free Heritage Tours
Sunday 27 January 2019

Free Heritage Tours

Visiting Orleans House Gallery, it’s easy to be captivated by the beauty and grandeur of the Octagon Room and spend time taking in the wealth of art on display across the gallery. Behind the decadent…
Thank you for supporting Richmond Literature Festival 2018
Monday 3 December 2018

Thank you for supporting Richmond Literature Festival 2018

Richmond Literature Festival 2018 is over and out! During November we held 49 events throughout the borough & sold over 4700 tickets! Thank you for being part of it and we hope you enjoyed the events you attended. For…
‘Tis the season to get crafty!
Monday 26 November 2018

‘Tis the season to get crafty!

You don’t have to be a master florist to create a beautiful decoration for your front door this Christmas. During our festive workshop you will be given the know-how and materials to craft your own…
Lithography Printing Made Simple
Monday 19 November 2018

Lithography Printing Made Simple

Lithography is a printing process that traditionally uses a flat stone or metal plate. Artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images, text or to explore textures onto the stones or metal plates; which…
Orleans House Gallery Has Christmas All Wrapped Up
Monday 12 November 2018

Orleans House Gallery Has Christmas All Wrapped Up

With over 25 designers, makers and artisans, festive music, food and activities for the whole family, the ever popular Christmas Shopping Weekend returns to Orleans House Gallery on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November, 12pm…
What does a Gallery sound like?
Friday 2 November 2018

What does a Gallery sound like?

Join us on Saturday 3 November for the launch of Odyssey: A 3D Sound Exploration.  Sonic Artist & Composer Kerry Nixon has been working with groups from across West London to interpret the adventures of the Victorian…
You’re never too young to visit Orleans House Gallery!
Monday 29 October 2018

You’re never too young to visit Orleans House Gallery!

Baby Mindful is back, in the awe-inspiring beauty of our Octagon Room. Spend quiet, quality time learning mindfulness techniques from a qualified practitioner. Taking inspiration from the visual and emotional impact of the gallery’s artworks and…
Inspiring Women
Monday 22 October 2018

Inspiring Women

This November, be inspired by a whole host of exatraoridnary women in this year’s Richmond Literature Festival. Slay in Your Lane authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené offer an inspirational, honest and provocative take on navigating…
Top 3 things to do at Orleans House Gallery this Half Term
Monday 15 October 2018

Top 3 things to do at Orleans House Gallery this Half Term

Children can unleash their inner artist in our Playful Portraits Project consisting of three fun workshops; People in 2D!, People in 3D! and People in Mystery!, where children will explore a range of techniques to…
What am I?
Monday 8 October 2018

What am I?

The small, unassuming stone is part of the Richmond Borough Art Collection’s ‘Burton Collection’ of personal effects and paintings once owned by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and translator Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890). Burton claimed…
Mindful Moments at Orleans House Gallery
Friday 28 September 2018

Mindful Moments at Orleans House Gallery

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Mindfulness is about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surrounding environment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune…
New Extraordinary Women Tour
Tuesday 11 September 2018

New Extraordinary Women Tour

On 29th August 1729, the bejewelled Queen Caroline swept into the shimmering Octagon Room and dined with her female friends in an intimate but elaborate banquet. Not only could Caroline command a room, but a…
‘Collection Curiosities’
Friday 24 August 2018

‘Collection Curiosities’

Curiosity (noun): an unusual or interesting object or fact. Spark your curiosity and discover some of our more unusual pieces in Collection Curiosities, an exhibition which celebrates the weird and wonderful from the Richmond Borough…
Last chance to see ‘Richmond: People and Places’
Friday 17 August 2018

Last chance to see ‘Richmond: People and Places’

Have you explored Richmond: People and Places yet? The vibrant contemporary open exhibition includes a variety of media and styles celebrating the people and places of Richmond, past and present, through portraits, landscapes and a…
Fun for under-fives all summer long!
Wednesday 4 July 2018

Fun for under-fives all summer long!

Come and play all summer long at See Saw, our weekly art, music and storytelling session on Friday mornings! This summer there’s even more fun to be had as sessions will take place in our…
Art House Open Studios 2018
Tuesday 19 June 2018

Art House Open Studios 2018

Art House Open Studios is Richmond Upon Thames’ annual art extravaganza, celebrating creative talent in the borough. The borough’s finest artists will be opening up their homes, galleries, studios and gardens to the public, showcasing…
Art Play Schools Competition!
Monday 4 June 2018

Art Play Schools Competition!

Orleans House Gallery invites budding young artists and designers in schools across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow to enter our Make It Your Shelf competition for our Art Play exhibition opening on 5 July 2018. Inspired by the…
Jason Taylor: Artist in Residence
Monday 4 June 2018

Jason Taylor: Artist in Residence

Jason Taylor is the latest Artist in Residence at Orleans House Gallery, working towards this summer’s Art Play exhibition opening on 5 July 2018. Jason works with everyday objects to transform them into opportunities for…
New animations celebrate the history of Orleans House
Tuesday 3 April 2018

New animations celebrate the history of Orleans House

The refurbished Orleans House Gallery includes a new interpretation area outside the Octagon Room exploring the history of the site and its former residents. Pride of place are two specially commissioned animations created by animator…
Panini in the Evening Standard
Wednesday 7 March 2018

Panini in the Evening Standard

Did you catch our recreated Panini in the Evening Standard last week? The missing 18th century painting was copied by artist Fred Fordham using a black and white photograph of the original and existing similar…
Explore Orleans House through time
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Explore Orleans House through time

After many months of construction and many years of planning our Transforming Orleans House project is at an end! Visitors can now explore the history of the house and surrounding area through exciting new interpretation.…
Orleans House Gallery now open!
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Orleans House Gallery now open!

As of Thursday 1 March Orleans House Gallery will be open 10am–5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Following the Transforming Orleans House restoration project, made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the main gallery…