Thursday 8th March saw the opening of this exhibition and the re-opening of Oxheys after a few weeks of redecorating. The exhibition, which was curated by Prof Lubaina Himid MBE, features work by Oxheys’ female artists in residence, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, on the themes of time, place and negotiated space.
This exhibition is rather different from those we have held in the past, as it is the first to be curated externally and features work from just six artists. This would have been exciting anyway but to have the chance to by curated by someone as respected as Lubaina, who currently has two exhibitions at Tate Britain in London: ‘Thin Black Line(s)’ and ‘Migrations’ and another, ‘Cotton Threads’ at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, was a real boost. The experience of working with a curator was invaluable – we all learned a great deal and will find it a useful experience for the future. Lubaina considered each artists work individually and tried to ensure that each work could have conversations with the others without any of it looking staged or set up – she has put together a wonderful show and we are really proud of it. We hope you will come and see it whilst it is on.
The Private View was once again, a busy event as visitors came from all over the northwest to see the work on display and to meet, chat and enjoy the evening. More pictures from the exhibition to follow.
The exhibition will run until April 20th, open Fridays and Saturdays 11-4pm – all other times by appointment only please.