We are very pleased that this lovely exhibition has been extended by two extra days but must close on Thursday 10th March at 3pm. Family Album features photographic work made in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s by Maud Sulter and Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe. Curated by international artist Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art at UClan, who along with photographer Ingrid Pollard gave an inspirational ‘in conversation’ talk at on Tuesday as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations.
By Denise on March 9, 2016
By Denise on February 3, 2016
We’ve been busy planning some exciting new events for 2016, kicking off with a fabulous exhibition for International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8th, to be curated by artist and long time friend, Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art at UClan. We will be open all day for the exhibition, with Oxheys residents also opening their studios all day, followed by a party and private view from 6-8pm. All welcome!
During the day, Lubaina will give a talk and lead a tour which will link Oxheys with Making Histories Visible and the Birley studios, who are both also holding special exhibitions, with other activities also being planned to link the venues with the Harris Museum. More details soon but make a note of the date and don’t be late! Join us for IWD Everyone welcome – even men ;))
By Denise on January 28, 2016
We are delighted to welcome three new artists to our ranks – Caroline Finnigan, who joined us in December, along with Tom and Suzanne Woolsgrove who join us next week. Caroline, a teacher and crafter, runs group classes and workshops for crochet and knitting from her studio, which initially was in the basement but an opportunity arose to move up to the first floor, so she is setting up her studio again.
Tom, an old friend of Oxheys, is a classically trained violinist and music theorist. He will be running private violin tuition classes from his studio space in the basement alongside Robin, who runs life drawing and also yoga classes from his studio and Gordon, who works in ink and paint in his open studio. Suzanne will share Tom’s space when he is not using it, to make her art and craft and for photography.
Things are starting to get busy – we’ve lots of events planned for 2016 and our new artists will be running various workshops so if you’ve not joined the mailing list already, now is a very good time to do so and please do tell your friends!
By Denise on December 16, 2015
Wishing all of our friends, artists, supporters and visitors the very best of the season – we hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable holiday, however you choose to celebrate it and a Happy New Year to all.
Please note we are OPEN Fri 18th December – 12-3pm and Sat 19th December 12-3pm for a last chance to see the Chernobyl exhibition and to buy hand-made artist cards and small gift items so do pop in and support local artists.
We will then be CLOSED during January and February and will re-open early March 2016
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By Denise on December 1, 2015
The Chernobyl exhibition from Bryn Griffiths has proven very popular, especially since his talk as more and more visitors have come back to see it again whilst others are coming for the first time having heard about it from friends. As it was only on for a short run, we are very pleased to advise we have agreed with Bryn that it will be extended for a further couple of weeks before it is whisked off to New York and Japan for exhibition there.
Our usual ‘winter’ exhibition will therefore not take place this year but we will be hosting a winter evening with mulled wine and mince pies on December 10th from 6-8pm to which all are welcome. In addition, our friend Chelytherium is making a return visit to play some Chernobyl-inspired sound scapes – do come along and see this fabulous show, listen to some atmospheric sound and enjoy some wine and conversation. We look forward to seeing you and hope you can join us.
The exhibition will now run until December 12th open Fridays & Saturdays 12-3pm.
By Denise on October 27, 2015
The delightfully thoughtful ‘Walking My Dog‘ exhibition by Alan Pickering is closing this weekend, so the last chance to see is this Friday & Saturday 12-3pm. If you haven’t yet been, do call in and see it this week.
As one closes, so another opens and as we take down Alan’s show, we will also be installing the next – Bryn Griffith’s award-winning Chernobyl exhibition of fascinating fine art images of post-nuclear buildings opens next week. With access to restricted areas in Chernobyl, this is a rare opportunity to view this award-winning body of work. Do join us for the private view on Friday 6th November from 6-8pm.
Bryn will also be giving a talk on the Chernobyl project on Friday November 20th at 7.30pm – it is free to attend but booking essential