For more details of each of the Exhibitions, click on the links below.

Face to Face – Portraits by Bushey Artists

Anne Blessley Gallery
6th November 2021 – 10th April 2022

This exhibition shows many self-portraits by artists and portraits by artists of artists. Included is a splendid new acquisition of John Herkomer, Hubert’s uncle, by Ernest Borough Johnson. Most of the portraits are by artists, who worked alongside their sitters; the majority of self-portraits are by Herkomer students, which reflects his focus on life drawing.

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Travels with my Sketchbook - Beyond Bushey

Sunny Morning Pin Mill by Hugh Boycott BrownCouncil Chamber
3 July 2021 to 9 January 2022

After students had studied at the Herkomer School of Art, some remained in Bushey, some returned to their original homes - but a good many proceeded to take up their palettes and travel, either throughout the British Isles or abroad. In addition to Herkomer School artists, this exhibition includes artists who came after, continuing the dissemination of Bushey’s artistic heritage.

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On the Move: getting about in Bushey

Jubilee Room
from 22 August 2021
An exhibition displaying how getting about in Bushey relied on the various modes of transport available.

Hubert von Herkomer

Self-portrait of Hubert von Herkomer around 1907.

Herkomer Room
Permanent display

The life, work and castle of Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA, also his School of Art, and including some of his most notable paintings.

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Lucy Kemp-Welch

A painting called 'The Aristocrats' by Lucy Kemp-Welch.

Lucy Kemp-Welch Gallery
Permanent display

She was the foremost painter of horses of her time, and well known for her illustrations for Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

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Local History

Local artifacts on display in the Local History gallery.

Local History Galleries
Permanent display

A comprehensive display of local Bushey pottery and industry artefacts including police, fire brigade and schools.

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Future Exhibitions

For details about our Future Exhibitions, click here.

Previous Exhibitions

Since the start of 2019 we have retained details about Previous Exhibitions on the website: click here.