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Bringing new and exciting work to Lincoln is an essential feature of how Harding House Gallery promotes the visual arts, and since we opened in 1994, we have staged numerous exhibitions in the Upper Gallery. Some of these can be viewed in the Gallery News section. If you would like to be considered for an exhibition, please contact our Exhibition Curators, Lizzie Brown and Gill Vines at Harding House Gallery. The exhibitions contact email is exhibitions4hhg@gmail.com

A Splash of Colour

February 08, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Our first exhibition in the Upper Gallery this year features Gallery Member Adele Billinghay. February 8th - March 21st "Colour can make us feel alive and stimulate the senses when trudging through the dismal, grey days in life. It creates warmth in a cold corner, adds excitement and movement, calms a racing mind, and evokes memories of seasons, places and people. Sometimes it takes just a splash of colour to brighten the day and bring a smile." 2020 Upper Gallery Exhibitions January 11th - 26th  -  "Under the Bed Sale" February 8th - March 21st  - "A Splash of Colour"  Adele Billinghay March 28th - April 26th  -  Rachel Rodger May 2nd - June 14th  - "Tribe"   Kevin Wallhead June 20th - July 18th  -  Invited Artists July 25th - September 6th  -  Summer Exhibition    Invited Artists September 19th - October 31st  -   David Sharpe November 14th - January 5th 2021   -  Christmas Exhibition


January 10, 2020 - January 26, 2020

A great opportunity to snap up work at a reduced price and give us more space for new creations. Featured artists are Adele Billinghay, Peter Rooke, Kevin Wallhead, Gill Vines, Lizzie Brown and Jane Wright  

"Baby, it's cold outside..."

November 14, 2019 - January 05, 2020

If you're searching for the perfect gift,our fabulous festive show features a superb choice of unique works to suit all pockets.  Upstairs we have snowmen, ceramics, jewellery, paintings, prints and a charming range of funky stationery.  



September 14, 2019 - November 03, 2019

14th SEPTEMBER - 3rd NOVEMBER ROSI BAXTER "WORD PERFECT" A MEDLEY OF LETTERING, COLOUR AND GOLD. Celebrating the essence of life – ebb, flow and all we take for granted. Using a variety of pens, nibs, inks, paints, handmade papers etc. I create both contemporary and traditional lettering; a time consuming and technically demanding practice that exudes the care and detail once bestowed upon the written word, now largely lost to technology.   Designing and creating this collection of new work has been an enjoyable challenge. With little margin for error, my method of working is finely tuned and accurate. I apply contemporary materials using centuries old techniques. My aim is simply “Beautiful”.



July 20, 2019 - September 08, 2019




May 24, 2019 - July 14, 2019

. “It’s all been about discovering new scenes. From the tranquil winter sunshine, on the Lincolnshire coast, to flashes of beauty, in Industrial Hull. Country walks and venturing off the beaten track have brought about unexpected finds. Capturing fragments of the past and exposing the soul of old buildings” Explained gallery member Jane. MAY 25th - JULY 14th JANE WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY "Life and Soul"      


February 09, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Display of photography by students from Lincoln University.  


January 30, 2019 - February 03, 2019


January 19, 2019 - February 03, 2019

Fabulous opportunity to purchase work at reduced prices Upper Gallery until February 3rd


November 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Open Saturday November 17th Come and have a browse in the Upper Gallery where we have on show a fabulous display of original gift ideas at prices to suit all budgets. You'll find ceramic figures, animal prints, jewellery, decorative glass, snuggly scarves, classic cushions, original paintings and a plethora of christmas cards.



November 17, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Open Saturday November 17th Come and have a browse in the Upper Gallery where we have on show a fabulous display of original gift ideas at prices to suit all budgets. You'll find ceramic figures, animal prints, jewellery, decorative glass, snuggly scarves, classic cushions, original paintings and a plethora of christmas cards.


Exhibition Programme 2018

December 07, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    January 20 - Feb 4th  Under the Bed Sale 10 Feb - 11 Mar    Adele Billinghay - GETTING THERE 17 Mar - 22 April     Contemporary Crafts Network - SPRING 5 May - 2 June         Gill Vines 9 June - 15 July        Kevin Wallhead - WE ARE SO SMALL 21 July - 28 August       Summer Exhibition 1 Sept - 30th         Sept Printers Inc 6 Oct - 4 Nov        Tydd Pottery and Friends 17 Nov - 6 Jan       A Christmas Cracker

Tydd Pottery and Friends

October 06, 2018 - November 04, 2018

Stunning exhibition of Ceramics in the Upper Gallery



August 31, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Group Exhibition by PRINTERS INC. using a mix of print-making together with other materials and methods. Exhibition open September 1st - 30th 2018



July 21, 2018 - August 28, 2018

Our fabulous Summer Exhibition in the Upper Gallery July 21st - August 28th



April 27, 2018 - June 01, 2018

Gill’s Vines beautiful new paintings of Lincoln Cathedral, Derbyshire and Yorkshire will be on show  in the Upper Gallery.  


SPRING - Contemporary Crafts Network

March 17, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Step into Spring with this inspirational show in the Upper Gallery by members of the Contemporary Crafts Network. Exhibition is open from 17th March - 22nd April 2018.


Getting There

February 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Don't miss this first solo exhibition at Harding House Gallery by Glass Artist Adele Billinghay... 10th February - 11th March 2018   'When asked how well my work is going the reply is inevitably ‘It’s getting there’. Like many artists working in any medium, no matter how long I work on something I am often never fully satisfied with the final outcome. There is always the belief that things could be taken a little further, made just a little bit better, yet also knowing when to stop before I make things worse instead. Old glass in particular holds a fascination for me. It has its own history, often coming from dilapidated houses, overgrown gardens or even exotic cruise ships, that may dictate the final result. I enjoy turning this waste material into something new and interesting, whilst along the way striving to learn different processes and techniques to better convey my ideas. This exhibition has examples ranging from earlier pieces through to my most recent work showing a continuing journey using glass as an art form and, whilst I know I am really just beginning, I like to feel I am getting there.'



January 22, 2018 - February 04, 2018

For two weeks only, until February 4th, a chance to snap up work at a reduced price, as artists clear the decks for new creations to come...



November 25, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Our annual Festive Extravaganza of unique and delightful gift ideas to suit all pockets. Opens with mince pies and wine on Saturday November 25th, 10 am - 5pm...


SCULPTURE - David Sharpe

October 30, 2017 - November 18, 2017

New, exciting metalwork sculpture from Harding House Gallery Artist David Sharpe... On display until November 18th in the Upper Gallery...


Insights, Impressions and Transformations

September 08, 2017 - October 13, 2017

An Exhibition of Oils, Photographic Collage and Ceramic Art David Starley, Daniel Shiel, Lis Holt and Ken Jaquiery



July 21, 2017 - September 01, 2017

Our annual Summer Spectacular in the Upper Gallery. Join us for cake and prosecco on Saturday July 22nd between 11am - 2pm. (Cakes kindly supplied by Bunty's Tea Room, directly opposite HHG on Steep Hill.) Open daily 10am -5pm          Sundays 11am - 4pm



April 28, 2017 - June 02, 2017

Phil Bowman's vibrant paintings inspired by recent adventures overseas in Spain and Turkey. From the rock tombs of Dalyan to the Carmens of Granada, all overseen by Admiral Bowman. Bring your boarding pass for a colourful journey!


All Creatures Great and Small

March 18, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Fabulous new work from animal sculptor Julia Hulme and printmaker Alison Read.


Dear Santa...

November 26, 2016 - January 07, 2017

Our Annual Christmas Exhibition opens on Saturday November 26th, so come and join us between 10am and 5pm for a festive drink and a mince pie on the opening day. As usual we have a spectacular display of quirky and unique gift ideas or treats including paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, decorations, cards, metal sculpture and jewellery. This exciting array of gifts with many new artists not seen at Harding House before includes work by Helaina Sharpley, Clare Caulfield and Jane Ormes and is open till January 7th 2017.  Prices to suit all budgets, and items to add an extra special something to your home. 


It's What I Do!

October 14, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Janet Schooley's fascinating exhibition runs from October 15th through to November 12th 2016. Janet will be available to meet and discuss her work each Saturday. 


The Nadin Group

September 02, 2016 - October 07, 2016

Nadin Group The Nadin Group were formed by former students of Lincolnshire Artist Gill Nadin. They have a professional approach to painting with craft and creativity being at the heart of their practice. The Nadin group have shown throughout Lincolnshire while some individual members have shown both nationally and internationally. This will be the groups first exhibition at Harding House and all look forward showing in this excellent gallery space.  


I must go down to the sea again...

July 28, 2016 - August 30, 2016

Wonderful nautical theme  to suit all pockets. Boats, ships, birds, paintings ceramics and jewellery...



June 10, 2016 - July 15, 2016

New work: Industrial dereliction and abstracts. I've been to Sheffield again!…..and again…… I found a new and exciting subject of 'bricks'. In fact I drove all the way to Sheffield one day, just to see my favourite brick. These are as I found them, no colour changing or anything. It’s all been created by the paint of the Sheffield graffiti artists, combined with the decayed surface of the bricks. I’ve also photographed some sayings written by artists. I get fed up of seeing “Live, Laugh, Love” everywhere. It’s part of my subject “Say Something Different”. Whilst in Sheffield I visited the famous Park Hill flats. Some have been renovated and have bright coloured faces, others remain in their derelict state. I had expected to feel an air of intimidation there, but I found it one of the most peaceful places, very atmospheric, almost ghostly. Other locations: The wireworks factory at Ambergate, North Yorkshire, and the local parks in Lincoln.    EXHIBITION RUNS: 11TH JUNE TO 16TH JULY 2016.    MEET THE ARTIST SATURDAY 11TH JUNE NOON TIL 4PM


Big Black House Design

May 06, 2016 - June 03, 2016

We are delighted to be showcasing the work of Maxine Hunt from the 'Big Black House Design Company' in our Upper Gallery.   Working from her studio in the heart of West Yorkshire, Maxine is one of Britain's up and coming female blacksmiths. Maxine specialises in combining the unique elements of both wood and metal to create beautiful, contemporary and highly individual pieces.   This inspiring exhibition opens on May 7th and runs until the 4th  June.


McNeill Glass 'Exploring Surface Design'

March 19, 2016 - May 02, 2016

Jacquie and Bill McNeill will be exhibiting their glass, with the emphasis on surface design and light! Their glass shows some of the most aesthetic and decorative detail throughout the UK.   Sea, landscape, flora, fauna and Celtic influences pre-dominate their creativity.   The use of elaborate glass cutting skills are shown in their larger limited edition pieces with a contrast of intricate detail in their illustrations!   The combination of design with the introduction of light will provide an exciting, dynamic exhibition which is well worth viewing!   The exhibition is in the Upper Gallery and runs until Monday 2nd May.


Picture this.....

February 13, 2016 - March 13, 2016

We are delighted to be hosting once again a stunning exhibition of work by the children in years 3 - 6 at Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School, near Spalding, Lincolnshire. The children have created the work in conjunction with artist in residence Bridget Skanski - Such. Most of the work is developed from observational drawing. References are also drawn from the study of famous works. Work from the school is entered into the Corby Glen Memorial Gallery Open Competition on an annual basis and numerous prizes have been won over the years.   'Picture this....' Runs from 13th February to Sunday 13th March.


A World of Metal and Madness

October 17, 2015 - November 14, 2015

 We are delighted to be showing a collection of the amazing work by Lincolnshire based Sculptor and Harding House Gallery member David Sharpe.   Each sculpture is individually handcrafted by David using both new and recycled metal, including cutlery, tools and old farm equipment.   'A World of Metal and Madness' opens on Saturday 17th October and runs until Saturday 14th November in our Upper Gallery.   David will be on hand at various times throughout the exhibition to welcome visitors and to talk and answer questions about his work


The Magna Carta - The Great Charter Revisited

September 05, 2015 - October 10, 2015

2015 is a celebration year in Lincoln. It is the 800th year since the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and Lincoln is the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of both the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.   The 'Magna Carta - The Great Charter Revisited' is an exhibition of work relating to this. Over twenty artists using a variety of different media will be exhibiting work which is a direct response to the Magna Carta experience. All works have been carefully selected. The exhibition will run from Saturday 5th September to Saturday 10th October. Participating artists will be present at times throughout the exhibition to welcome visitors and talk about their work. Please keep an eye out in our news and events section for further details.


Line, Time, Space

July 25, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Our current exhibition in the Upper Gallery is once again a solo show by another Harding House resident artist. Kevin Wallhead describes his second exhibition here in the gallery as "A continuation and development of his fragile figurative style" His glass and metal images explore the notion of Line, Time and Space relating to the "bigger picture". This exhibition is a personal exploration regarding memories, the passing of time and our relationship within this vast space we inhabit.  'Line Time Space' opens on July 25th and runs until 30th August 2015. Kevin will be in the Upper Gallery to talk with on Saturday 25th July and the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August, 11am - 4pm.


Astonia and the Garden

June 13, 2015 - July 18, 2015

Just opened in the upper gallery, a solo exhibition of paintings featuring work by one of our resident artists Gill Vines. 'Astonia and the Garden' runs until 18th July. Gill will be in the upper gallery on Saturday 13th June and some other Saturday's throughout the exhibition to talk and answer questions about her work. ' I paint whatever I am drawn to and the two main subjects so far this year for me have come from my interest in gardens and the changing seasons and working quickly and spontaneously from life. This exhibition puts images of the nude side by side with large bold canvas paintings. i hope visitors will enjoy the contrast in media and feel uplifted by the colours as I did on seeing them in nature'.  Gill Vines


Imagined Realities

May 02, 2015 - June 06, 2015

We are delighted to be hosting a joint exhibition showing the wonderful textiles created by Pam Pickering and the beautiful paintings by John Pickering in the Upper Gallery at Harding House. Imagined Realities runs until the 6th June. 'My soft sculpture manikins are unique and during the making process each one develops its own personality, attitude and humour. Passionate about stitch and texture, I make all the base fabrics using hand printed cloth. Surface decoration varies between free machine drawing, found objects, wrapped wires and layered threads." Pam Pickering   "John Pickering works entirely in waterbased media on paper, with a powerful and graphic style, often experimentally combining watercolour washes with passages of heavy gouache - the transparent against opaque. He tries to encapsulate the mark-making often found, to unique effect. ' My paintings move between the truly representational and the semi abstract, but always with a basis of sound draughtsmanship. They often explore the interplay between light and shadow, with my latest work developing a more stylised and decorative feel.' John Pickering


Transparency - Glass Extraordinaire

March 21, 2015 - April 25, 2015

We are Delighted to be showing the work of three contemporary glass artists, Nicholas Collins, Jonathan Rogers and Lawrence West.   Nicholas Collins - Has a long standing fascination with optical art, minimal designs that hold the viewers attention through simple colour, pattern and form. His aim is to create functional pieces that play with the viewer. He produces designs in very limited quantities as editions, quality crafted pieces using kiln forming glass techniques. "My philosophy is to produce exceptionally designed pieces creating objects that bring together both function and visual appeal with a permanent value."     Jonathan Rogers - Makes contemporary hand blown glass using traditional blowing and finishing techniques. Much of his work features multiple overlays of colour and clear glass, which are revealed through the cold working process. Techniques such as cutting, grinding and sandblasting add refinement with a clear finish, as well as combining the use of texture. Although the process of crafting each piece is often highly complex, the end results often appear effortlessly stunning.     Lawrence West - Combines processes and skills that utilise not only hot glass but also warm and cold glass techniques using Plymouth, Devon as his base. "My aim is to create bespoke and contemporary glass designs for interior and exterior spaces to be admired and brighten our lives. I am highly influenced by the early studio glass pioneers; my practice is a result of their achievements combined with my passion for creating unique objects."


Look and Learn

February 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015

We are very pleased once again to introduce to you a selection of the stunning work produced by the children in Year 3 - Year 6 at Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School. The work is made in conjunction with Artist in Residence Bridget Skanski Such. The very impressive work in this exhibition is on display until Sunday 15th March. Come and see it if you can, we guarantee you will be very pleased you did. Some of the comments so far in our visitors book include; "Beautiful work" "Quite Inspirational" "Really impressed with these works! Well done to all the exhibiting artists" "Such talent - Well done everyone"


Edit this as Current

March 04, 2015 - March 12, 2015


The Upper Gallery

January 01, 2015 - February 13, 2015

The Upper Gallery is currently closed for refurbishment and will open again on Saturday 14th February for our exhibition of work by the children of Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School. The main gallery, however is open as usual, Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 4pm, where we have a large selection of ceramics, glass, painting, photography, jewellery and textiles always on display. We look forward to welcoming you there.

Delectable Delights

November 29, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Our Christmas extravaganza opens today, Saturday 29th and runs until December 31st. We have a wonderful range of gift ideas and Christmas delights for you to see, including beautiful ceramics and glass, jewellery, sculpture and much more at prices to suit all pockets. So why not make it a handmade Christmas this year! We look forward to welcoming you there.


The Joy of Movement

October 11, 2014 - November 15, 2014

The 'Joy of Movement' is a wonderful new exhibition just opened in our Upper Gallery. It is an exciting exhibition full of amazing and very beautiful moving toys and simple automata. All are handmade, carved and beautifully constructed incorporating a wide range of natural, re-used and recycled materials such as wood, driftwood and metal. We are very proud to include work by Wanda Sowry, Tim Donald, Neil Hardy and Robert Race and our very own David Sharpe.   "Amazing exhibition, just so much fun"   "Love it, will tell all my friends"   "Great joy indeed, I want to go home and make one, but how"?   "What imagination, absolutely brilliant"!!


Our other artists

Crucial to our continuing success, we are delighted to feature a permanent selection of work by established professional artists and makers from around the country. Ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, original paintings and textiles are all displa....

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: