Exhibit with us at The Three Hares Art Gallery

Hiring the Three Hares Art Gallery

Exhibiting at the Three Hares Gallery

The Three Hares Gallery at the Cowper & Newton Museum gives a warm welcome to artists wishing to display their artworks with us.  To date, we have held exhibitions of watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawings, prints, photography and textiles, including tapestries and patchwork.

Exhibitions in the Gallery are for one month. The hire fee is £99 (£75 for February or December) and the Gallery receives 15% commission on any works sold (All hire fees and commission received goes directly towards the upkeep of the Museum).

During the summer months (May to August) it may also be possible to hold a preview/reception in our Courtyard/Gardens (for which an additional hire charge applies) so that you can entertain friends, family, fellow artists and members of the art community in order to promote your work.

We will assist you where we can with local publicity and provide you with contacts to bring your event to the attention of a wide audience.   We also promote Gallery exhibitions on our website and through social media and by placing leaflets in prominent places within Olney and surrounding villages.  We can also supply you with a media list to help you with your pre-exhibition publicity.

We are now open for bookings for 2020.  If you are interested in discussing holding an exhibition with us, or would like further information, please email the Gallery Manager at threeharesgallery@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

The Three Hares Art Gallery

Named after the three pet hares, Tiney, Bess and Puss, kept by William Cowper at his home which is now the Museum, the Three Hares Art Gallery was opened in 2007.  Its aim is to encourage local artists and craftspeople to explore their creativity and showcase their talents.

three hares art gallery

To date we have held successful exhibitions of watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, woodcraft and textiles, including patchwork and tapestries.  The Gallery provides the ideal opportunity for all artists – emerging or experienced, professional, amateur or student – to exhibit their work.

The Three Hares Art Gallery is situated on the top floor of the Museum and offers a light and airy exhibition space with plain white walls.  Two windows overlook the busy Market Place.  There is room to hang 40 works, depending on size, using our hook and chain system.  There is additional space on the staircase leading to the Gallery to hang further works.  The Gallery has two power points and three directional ceiling spotlights.

Exhibitions can be left unattended.

There is ready interest in our exhibitions, as well as sales of works on display.  Our visitors come from all over the UK and we also welcome many overseas visitors who are attracted by the life of John Newton and his penning of ‘Amazing Grace’.  As well as individuals, we also welcome tour groups and ensure that they have the opportunity to view the works in the Gallery during their visit.

The Three Hares Art Gallery offers a wonderful opportunity to promote and sell your work in an ideal exhibition space in a unique setting.  With its sloping floors and original windows, the Gallery has an atmosphere and quirkiness all its own!

To book the Gallery (exhibitions are for one month),  or if you would like to discuss your requirements or receive our regular Gallery e-Newsletter, please email the Gallery Manager at threeharesgallery@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

Book Museum Tickets

Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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