Arts organisations, clubs and associations

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association

Fine Arts

Fine Arts in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Bohun Gallery

Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames specialises in contemporary British fine art. Work shown includes paintings, sculpture, watercolours, drawings, original prints, and ceramics.

Artists represented range from the young and promising to recognised and respected figures such as John Piper, Elisabeth Frink, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Mary Fedden and Eric Rimmington. The Gallery also represents the estate of Julian Trevelyan.

Bohun Gallery holds a lively and varied exhibition programme with up to nine feature exhibitions every year, plus an annual show of sculpture in the garden. Since it was established in 1973, the Bohun has become known for its friendly, welcoming and personal service.

Director: Patricia Jordan Evans

Patricia Jordan Evans

15 Reading Road Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire

01491 576228

City Arts Newbury

City Arts Newbury is a new Local Community Space for all ages and levels.

We provide an environment for Artists and Craftspeople to show and sell their work.

We are also running Workshops and Exhibitions, as well as providing a creative space for people to come and join in. Some of our events are free, please check our Website or Facebook Page for more details.

So, why not come along and meet the team, have a coffee and share your creative ideas, skills and work.

Isabel Carmona-Andreu

10 Hampton Road
RG14 6DB

Modern Artists Gallery

Monday: Closed but sometimes open - Phone first

Tues: Closed but sometimes open - Phone first

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm 18th March closed until 3.30pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: By appointment

Muddy boots and Time Out Guide walkers welcome & other walkers are welcome. Children encouraged.

For further information and requests regarding gallery access for visiting schools please contact the gallery.
Gallery Prop: Peggy Gibson Brodie
Gallery Chief Engineer: David Brodie
Gallery Creative Director: Peter Watson
Curator/Artist include Anita Austwick, Sue Bartlett, John Bauer, Stuart Buchanan, Alice Cescatti, Mark Hall, Ashley Hanson, Kate Kessling, Paul Kessling, Dave Morris, Lucy Orchard, Sonia Rollo, Angela Smith, Steve Whitehead, Frank To, Gillian Trotman, Paul Wright and Paula Zimmerman.

Peggy Gibson Brodie

High Street
Whitchurch on Thames
Nr. Pangbourne

0118 984 5893

Newbury Art Group

Newbury Art Group currently has 170 members who range from complete beginners to professional artists. We offer members workshops and demonstrations by visiting artists on different media and the chance to exhibit paintings locally. We have one main annual Exhibition in the town centre. We have an on going display of paintings in the restaurant of the West Berkshire Community Hospital, which is changed over bi-monthly. Other social events include coach trips to the London Galleries and painting days out at local venues.


Open Studios

Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers made up of artists and other professionals who generously donate their time each year to ensure the scheme runs efficiently and within budget.

The scheme was set up in 1988 to celebrate the diversity of visual arts available within the local community. We strive to create a dialogue between artists and the community by encouraging members of the public to visit artists’ studios.

Open Studios runs in association with the Newbury Spring Festival.

What we offer

Every May our artists open their studios and exhibitions free of charge and are happy to talk about their creative process with visitors. We work to make entering any art space a comfortable experience, to encourage and promote accessibility to art and artists. Works of arts are normally for sale but there is no obligation to buy, the focus is on enjoying your visit.

As a visitor to Open Studios during May you can:

- Collect a free copy of our full-colour printed Directory of Artists from Newbury Corn Exchange, Tourist Information Centres, Libraries, Town Halls and Museums in the area.

- Plan your day by visiting at Arlington Arts the INSIGHT exhibition, our showcase of work by all participating artists representing a diverse range of visual arts including sculpture, paintings, drawings, textiles, glass, jewellery, metalwork and furniture making.

- Visit artist studios - over 100 artists open their doors each year!

- Visit other group exhibitions at Benchmark, Newbury Corn Exchange, Newbury Library, The Watermill Theatre and West Berkshire Community Hospital.

- Take part in a Hands-on Workshop – there are fiveon offer this year.

Artist accreditation

Every artist who takes part in our Open Studios has been required to gain accreditation to the scheme which is vital in maintaining the high standards of the creative work on view.
You are welcome

Getting involved

We welcome any person, artists or otherwise, who feel that they could contribute in some way to the scheme. This could be in a professional capacity such as fundraising, accounts, marketing, taking minutes, administration or making teas at events. If you think you can help please get in touch.


is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council