Making A Mark

CVAN NW Bursary

We are delighted to confirm that Oxheys co-founder Denise Swanson has been awarded a bursary from Contemporary Arts Network North West. This is to assist further development as project organiser for Making A Mark, enabling more opportunities and developing more ideas than the initial plans and funding for the event provided. The outcome of this will benefit all involved, as it will allow more time to widen the scope, opening up more opportunities for artists to be involved or for greater involvement from those already involved, as the project progresses.

One area to gain is the Ghost Net, initially to be a static installation but which now has scope to be developed further into something which will hopefully make the event more engaging and entertaining whilst getting our message across with more clarity.

Keep an eye out for the Ghost Net at the event on 15th June, featuring Preston Youth Theatre performers, fishing net crocheted by Oxheys artist Caroline Finnigan and sea creature costumes made by Caroline and fellow Oxheys artist Evelyn Rose.

Other activities are also being developed further, both for and after the event. Remember – 15 June 2019 12-4pm on the Flag Market, Preston

Head start the New Year

Why not give Life Drawing a try? Come along and join our session in the Fine Art Gallery at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston on Saturday January 26th from 12pm til 3pm*. Booking is essential as these sessions are becoming more popular. These are non-tutored sessions but advice and guidance is available. Models are experienced and are of mixed age, gender, ethnicity and various body types, offering a range of quick and longer poses. Please bring your own dry materials. A donation of £3 is suggested please. Everyone welcome from age 18 upwards. Doors are closed

Book your place at the museum shop or by email to Kyra at

*Sessions start at 12 prompt with no entry permitted once doors close, so please arrive early to set up. There is one break during the session.

Supported by Preston City Council.