Reveley Lodge has been linked with the art world for many years and past owner Albert Chewett, a painter, was a pupil of Hubert von Herkomer. The conversion of the old carriage house in our Victorian stables was made possible through a generous private donation and a grant from Hertsmere’s Community Infrastructure Fund.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the Stables Gallery in the future, please email

Current exhibition: Emma O’Rourke: P A P E R


Emma O’Rourke (b.1987) is a London Irish artist working with the human condition, archival material and narrative. Her practice focuses on drawing and painting, delicately assembling often indistinguishable forms – multiple unraveled conversations – an insight into her own history intertwined with moments from popular culture. 

Emma trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art and has an MA from the University of Manchester in Museum Studies. In 2020 she enrolled at the Essential School of Painting, Wood Green putting her painting at the forefront. Since then she has focused on making works both on paper and canvas whilst using her archival experience to spark insights and ideas.

She is conducting ongoing research into the history of Irish migration to London, the mental health challenges faced, and the traditions and values passed down without explanation. Her work is fuelled by stories, both autobiographical and anecdotal, moments and memories without physical shape – acknowledging the limitations of language.

She is based at Second Floor Studios and Arts, Wembley Park. Recent group exhibitions include: Drawing Open, No Format Gallery, London (2022); MYTHICAL POLITICAL, Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline (2022); Art Matters, The Art Pavilion, London (2021); and SPLINT!, David Mach RA studio, London (2021).

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10 May – 4 June 2022: An exhibition of original works on paper

Private View: Wednesday 11 May 2022 18:30-20:30

‘In the twenty-first century everything that matters to us still happens on paper… We are encased and inscribed with deeds and contracts, engrafted into paper, which becomes our artificial skin – and which outlives us. Even in the digital age, paper remains the ghost in our machines, the shadow behind every act of communication.’
Ian Sansom, On Paper, 2018

P A P E R  brings together a selection of the artist’s works on paper made across the last two years. The collection marks the progression of her life intertwined with current affairs, moments from childhood and hard to place memories. It documents images we are drawn to without context – often open-ended stories – made permanent on paper and encased behind glass for you to see.

Emma is a frequent visitor of Reveley Lodge gardens with her son and delighted to exhibit somewhere with such strong significance.

All works are for sale and she is open for commission.

Exhibition framed by Harry Eagle Framing, London.

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Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Sunday and Monday: Closed