Bring John Piper home to Henley

Eloise Chapman at River & Rowing Museum, Oxfordshire

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£26,227 raised
155 funders

Funded 5 July 2016

0% funded

119% funded

Please help us give John Piper's work the home and recognition it deserves.

Piper (1902-1992) was a prolific English polymath; a major contributor to the artistic landscape of 20th-century Britain. He worked across an extraordinary range of artistic and cultural fields – he was painter, printmaker and a designer of stained-glass windows and theatre sets. He collaborated with poets, choreographers, ceramicists and composers, including John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten and John Cranko.

Piper spent much of his working life at his farmhouse on the edge of Henley, where he built a pottery and a studio large enough to create full-sized designs for stained-glass windows. With your help, we will bring together a collection of this important artist’s work, celebrating his diverse creative output in a new permanent home. The new gallery will give art lovers the opportunity to view works from collections across the country, and explore the connections between Piper and iconic modern British artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

Your help will enable us to bring John Piper's work home, to celebrate his work in the landscape that inspired him and to create his first publicly accessible collection. In return, you will receive a beautiful reward inspired by Piper's work.

Help us to make it happen!

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What's new?

By Eloise Chapman

The Gallery is open and the final rewards are on their way!... Read more

Two weeks to go!

By Eloise Chapman

With two weeks to go, the gallery is starting to come together... Read more

Work is gathering pace

By Eloise Chapman

Exciting news on gallery development, loans items and rewards... Read more

119% funded – thank you!

By Eloise Chapman

Thank you so much to all our funders who have helped us reach 119% of our goal... Read more

Seven days to go!

By Eloise Chapman

We’re nearly there, just seven days to go. Can you help us reach our target? Here is what we're planning to do with your donations... Read more

Online donations have reopened

By Eloise Chapman

Following some system improvements to the Art Fund’s website resulting in the suspension of donations, our campaign is back up and running... Read more

50% funded – thank you to our funders!

By Eloise Chapman

We’re halfway to our goal with 19 days still left to go. We are so grateful to nearly 100 people who have contributed so far... Read more

Five Piper facts

By Eloise Chapman

While researching John Piper, one of our volunteers picked out some interesting facts to give you a little more insight into this extraodinary artist's life and work... Read more

John Piper's stained glass

By Eloise Chapman

John Piper worked with many designers and artists. He is particularly well known for his partnership with the stained glass artist Patrick Reyntiens.Together they produced some of Britain’s best-loved modern windows, from the monumental – at Coventry Cathedral – to the intimate – at St Mary’s Church, Turville... Read more

A beginner's guide to John Piper

By Eloise Chapman

For those of you who haven’t heard of John Piper and his extraordinary career before, here’s a beginner’s guide. Once you know more about him we’re certain you’ll want to support our plans for a permanent gallery dedicated to his work... Read more

5 good reasons to support the John Piper Gallery

By Eloise Chapman

Here are some very good reasons why you should support our campaign to bring John Piper home to Henley... Read more

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