Bring John Piper home to Henley

Eloise Chapman at River & Rowing Museum, Oxfordshire


£25,075 raised
153 funders

Funded 4 July 2016

0% funded

113% 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.

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5 good reasons to support the John Piper Gallery

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

A beginner's guide to John Piper

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

John Piper's stained glass

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

Five Piper facts

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

50% funded – thank you to our funders!

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

Online donations have reopened

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

Seven days to go!

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

119% funded – thank you!

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

Work is gathering pace

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

Two weeks to go!

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

What's new?

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

With thanks to...

Rosalie Ingham

Amoret Tanner

Gareth Lewis

Maggie Saxby

Avis Furness

Gill Davies

T Keown

Dinah Polansky

Jane Arch

Terence Haine

Janice Morphet

Nigel Piercey

Patricia Steel

Elizabeth Holt

Arabella Smith

Paddy Nicoll

Jean Adams

K Lynch

Richard Scott-Watson

Jacqui Bailey

Julie Bowdler

Andrew Mcconnell

John Beresford

Chris Gibbon

Andrew Paterson

Patricia Dunkin Wedd

Eloise Chapman

David Phillips


Philip Matthews

Pepita Allen-Jones

Roger Cornick

Michael Bichard

Patricia Sutcliffe

Leela Meinertas

Eileen Blackeby

Hugh Jones

Penny Baylis

Alastair Scott

Susan Richards

Jim Smith

Kathryn Mason

Ludo Keston

Catherine Yates

Alice Penney

Margaret Maddison

Mary Pitt

Kim Price

Thomas Mulrenan

Ginny Buckley

Pamela Walker

Peter Higson

Nicholas Cotton

Susan Oswell



Mary Webb

Sophie Levi

Claite Woods

Howard Jacobs

Jill Davies

Lesley Hampton

Melanie Czapski

Annabel Faraday

Susan Field

Victoria Haeri

Anne Moir

Anne Mathers

Susan Auty

Carolyn Young

Francesca Pipe

Louise Brown

Patricia Beall Gavigan

Jonathan Stephen

Kath Knight

Carly Collier

Michael Staples

Chris Jones

Sam Eastop

Susanne Ogden

H Picton

Jennifer Doyle

Sidonie Metherell

James Remnant

Helen Pooley

Michael Phelps

Mike Fischer

Clive Radley

Martin Williamson

David Buckley

Jane Maskell

Chad Tatum

Christina Morton

Christopher Bush

David Pearce

Mark Pring

Jacqueline O'Brien

Shelagh Harman

Hannah Leamy

Mark Barrett

Samantha Grayson

Margaret Strutt

Linda Saul

Susette Cronin

Magaret Palmer

Jill Ford

Barbara Snell

Richard Jackson

Barbara Fisher

Clare Gibson

Sue Collins

Rick Saunders

Heather Arthur

Murray Marshall

Richard Tonry

Adrian Jobson

Pat Sly

Linda Hepburn

Lucie Henwood

Amy Foulds

Julie Archer

Clare Butler

Rosalind Scott

Gary Cooper

Martin Kenig

Amanda Smith

Glenn Warren

Charlotte Fulford

Kathryn Piercey

Catherine Manton

Emily Leonard

Rosemary Pinfield

Adrienne Roche

Stan Noakes

Louisa Clarke

Jack Costin

Myles Carter

E Wells

David Mateer

Robert Kennan


Geoffrey Shepherd

Sally Horton

G Allen

Susan Precious

Helen Janecek

Sarah Gray

Gill Learner

Sarah Millard

Catherine Copestake

Conrad Fry

Nick Pinfield

Sally Fraser

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