The Lower Gallery showcases original work by Harding House members, plus a wide selection of contemporary work by approximately 40 other artists and makers from around the country. Our permanent exhibits feature ceramics, glass, photography, textiles, jewellery, metal sculpture, calligraphy, prints, abstract and landscape painting, plus a fine array of original greetings cards.
The spacious Upper Gallery hosts an ongoing vibrant exhibition programme in all disciplines, both solo and group shows from near and far.
We are open every day from 10am - 5pm, and 11am - 4pm on Sundays (Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
|"I always enjoy visiting this haven in Lincoln when passing. Lovely work by a co-operative of artists who obviously have creative talent."|
This lovely old building was constructed in the fifteenth century, most probably as a merchant’s house, for records show evidence of use in the weaving trade.
The lower floor is built of stone, while the upper floor is timber framed.
The house is named after Canon N. S. Harding, a vicar of All Saints Church in Lincoln – he purchased it in 1930 rescuing it from certain demolition, then bequeathed it to the City of Lincoln on his death in 1952. Harding House is a Grade II listed building and merits a mention in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Lincolnshire (The Buildings of England).
The house has undergone some unsympathetic building and alteration work over the years, with one floor level being removed, plus doors and windows installed with little prior thought to the original context of the structure – nevertheless, we are indeed hugely privileged and love occupying such a charming old house in a unique situation.
Here you can find out more about our resident artists, view samples of their work and make contact. Please click on the artist's names below: