Join us for the very first Art Jam to be held at the Harris Museum & Gallery in Preston as part of the Lancashire Encounter festival, as we celebrate our 7th birthday! We’ll be in Gallery 6 on the 2nd floor from 12-6pm Saturday 22nd September. We have a diverse selection of artists taking part, some on easels who’ll be sketching and drawing whilst others will be reading poetry or singing or playing instruments and yet others will be crafting and making things. There will also be some spare easels for anyone to come along and just join in. The idea is for everyone to respond to the activities and sounds going on around them, as one big collaboration. Continue reading “Art Jam at the Harris for Lancashire Encounter”
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….
By Denise on May 23, 2018
We are thrilled to advise that our friends at the Harris Museum & Gallery in Preston have let us have use of both galleries on the 2nd floor for the weekend of 9-10th June – the Making A Mark weekend! We are therefore running an Oxheys Pop-up exhibition in the space – for two days only. There is no fee but donations of non-perishable food for Tim’s large-scale artwork to be created on the flag market on 9th June are requested please.
More info and an entry form here Pop-up T&Cs 2018
By Denise on May 23, 2018
We are delighted that our Arts Council funding bid for Making A Mark 2018 has been successful!! Last year’s event was all organised and done on a voluntary basis, with funding only for materials which was kindly provided by Preston City Council. For 2018, we have secured some Arts Council funding which means we can pay the artists who will be performing, thus supporting Preston artists and delivering a more exciting program. There are some fantastic activities planned – please watch this space, more news soon.