The Lopping Hall Gallery was opened at 187b High Road, adjacent to the Hall itself, in 2011 with funding from the Lopping Hall Endowment. The intention of the Trustees was to increase the profile of the visual arts in Loughton by providing a permanent exhibition space and also for the Centre to be an information centre for the arts within the area. It continues to be supported by the Endowment.

The space is dedicated to the visual arts: painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, design. The Gallery offers  a small but well-situated exhibition space to artists both local and from the surrounding area as well as exhibition space to local groups, organisations and schools.  All exhibitions are free and change once a fortnight; all shows run for two weeks from start date.  The Gallery is open from 10am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday. The Gallery is staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers who will be happy to discuss any aspect of the exhibition with you, and deal with any other queries you may have. 

For information about holding an exhibition at the Lopping Hall Gallery, please see the "exhibit" page on the Gallery website.

Current and Future Exhibitions:

Friday 6 to Friday 20 July

Karen Humpage

Woodford born artist Karen Humpage recalls the days when cows used to wanderround the streets of the suburbs bordering Epping Forest. With her distinctive style of painting she illustrates many of the incidents, mishaps and mayhemcaused by cows getting into front gardens, causing traffic jams and other chaotic happenings, inspired by local people’s memories of the cows. A few of the paintings are far-fetched flights of fancy but truth can be stranger than fiction – can you separate reality from fantasy?

Being from Yorkshire stock, thriftiness and finding new uses for things comes naturally to Karen. With this in mind she has forged an intimate connection to her art by making her own paper out of cow poo, specifically poo from the Longhorn cattle of Epping Forest. Walkers on Chingford Plain may have noticed a strange woman in recent weeks skulking furtively about in the undergrowth carrying a bucket and trowel.

Self-taught artist Karen is more familiar painting house portraits and architecture, as well as trees, botanicals and still life in watercolour.

Friday 20 July to Friday 3 August

Les Williams, Vice President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art

‘Les is one of the leading pen and wash watercolourists in the country’ The Assembly House, Norwich

Les loves to paint landscape both urban and rural scenes,especially on location which he believes adds liveliness to the work.  His medium is pen and wash. He has trained at the Royal Drawing School and under the tutoring of some of the leading watercolourists in the United Kingdom.

Over the last few years he has exhibited on many occasions in London, including The Barbican, Menier Gallery, Lloyd’s, Bankside Gallery, St Martins in the Fields and Southwark Cathedral.  His work is owned and collected by important figures in the Square Mile and in the US. He regularly shows in Norfolk, in Norwich at The Assembly House and The Forum, whilst also participating in Norfolk Open Studios.

Les is Vice President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, a member of the Drawing London Group, West Norfolk Artists Association and the Maritime Art Group. 




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