To our visitors,

As we’re not now able to see you in person, we’re going to do our best to bring the Harley to you.

We will be uploading films from artists, curators and makers to our website and we’ll be sharing stories about The Harley Gallery and The Portland Collection across our newsletters and social media channels.

Our Education and Engagement Manager, Dayle Green is busy devising a new programme of inspiring and educational activities and worksheets. They will be available for you to download to keep children entertained while they are not at school.

Our doors may be temporarily closed but, during this time of enforced social distancing, we can still connect with each other and share our creativity. We hope you’ll stay in touch and perhaps be inspired to use your new found time to get creative.

We’ve extended the deadline for The Harley Open competition to give professional artists, as well as those who enjoy creating art in their spare time, more time to get involved. We are inviting submissions digitally via our website and up to 140 works will be chosen to feature on the walls of the gallery when it re-opens.

In the meantime, please stay safe during this unprecedented time and don’t forget to keep in touch with us online.

As soon as we are able, we will be back up and running and we very much look forward to seeing you all again in person here at The Harley.


Lisa Gee
Director of The Harley Gallery and The Harley Foundation