15-19th SEPTEMBER 2021
Henley Festival

Calken Gallery

Festival Gallery


Calken Gallery are excited to introduce two leading sculptors in figurative art to the Henley Festival this year.

Both Michael James Talbot and Gill Parker create stunning bronze sculpture, each artist uniquely finishing and patinating their work with high degree of technical accuracy, which is crucial to their artistic integrity.

Gill Parker is a leader in the field of equine and wildlife bronze sculptures, with the inspiration for Michael James Talbot being the human form and its dramatic poetry.

Gill says “The inspiration for my sculpture is purely my life-long passion for animals and the natural form. As I approach each new subject, I begin a voyage of discovery both in the real animal and the style of its portrayal and it’s a fascinating journey of which I never tire. I want to create unpretentious, ‘stand- alone’ pieces of art that need no explanation, but only seek to capture the living, breathing, beautiful forms of nature.”

“The wonder and fascination of sculpture is its ability to be a solid form that can be seen, touched and walked around and yet remain an object of pure spirit” – Michael James Talbot

Based in Marlow, Calken Gallery is thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to showcase these beautiful sculptures all together in the perfect setting of the Henley Festival.


FESTIVAL TIPS

ARRIVE EARLY

There’s so much to experience at the Festival it’s worth being ready to go when the gates open at 6pm.

DIG OUT YOUR BEST FROCK

You can never be overdressed at Henley!

FOOD & DRINK

DRINK WITH A VIEW

Head to the Moet Champagne lawn for a glass of fizz and an amazing view of the river.

HUNGRY?

All our non-bookable restaurants are open throughout the evening and are less busy during the floating stage concert.

YOUR VISIT

WHAT SHALL I WEAR?

The Festival has a black tie dress code.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The car park opens at 4pm, Festival gates open at 6pm.

DO I NEED A WRISTBAND?

Wristbands will be given out at the Festival gates upon presentation of a valid ticket.

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