Preston City Council were so pleased with the event we staged last year that they invited us back again, so we decided to go bigger and better than before! The cogs have been turning and we’ve come up with what we think are some really exciting plans for this years’ Making a Mark day in Preston on 15th June 2019, marking the start of Preston’s Summer Saturdays season.
By Denise on January 8, 2019
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 harrismuseum.org.uk
*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.
By Denise on November 2, 2018
Another new collaboration, this time with D52 gallery, Drink and Draw will be a relaxed, fun evening, where someone comes to perform/demonstrate/entertain whilst we draw them! D52 will then hold a pop-up exhibition of work created at the event. This month’s event will be Rhythm Jam with percussion demonstrations, interactions and performance, with the chance to enjoy tans and get to play with lots of fun percussion, as well as drawing!
We will be in the private function room at the newly refurbished Stanley Arms, behind the Harris in Preston city centre. There is a suggested donation of £3 towards future events. This should be a fun night all are welcome so do join us.
The event will run from 7pm til 9pm
By Denise on September 7, 2018
It was with great sadness we learned yesterday of the passing of Cllr Albert Richardson – twice Mayor of Preston, our landlord, long time supporter and our friend. Quite simply, if not for Albert offering the use of his then empty factory mill on Stanhope Street in 2011, Oxheys would never have started.
He proudly came to every one of our exhibitions and private views, enjoyed showing off “his gallery” to his friends and made a point of buying artwork from every one of the resident artists.
He was a true gentleman. A kind-hearted and generous man with a lively spirit, who enjoyed having a bit of fun. We have many happy memories from the 6 years we spent at the mill.
Albert – you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
By Denise on July 4, 2018
At Oxheys we don’t do bored and stuffy – our planning meeting yesterday took place on the Flag Market outside the Harris Museum, in glorious sunshine with elderflower and dandelion & burdock juice aplenty. We discussed the outcomes of the recent Making A Mark event, assessed what had worked well and where improvements could be made. We also came up with a whole raft of mad ideas for a future intervention event – more on that in due course!
Also up for discussion was our recent successful bid for Lancashire Encounter 2018 and for that, we’ll need help from every artist, performer or musician based in Lancashire. Details will follow but essentially we’ll just need you to let us know who you are, where you’re based and what you do! Simples. You’ll then become part of our art map of Lancashire.
The next post will include a form to complete and submit….