Testimonials

We were highlighted in The Sunday Telegraph's Top Ideas for what to do over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend (21 May 2015) who recommended that their readers "See the best of emerging artists' work in Oxfordshire".

Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor said in 2014 'Artweeks is a highlight of my cultural calendar. The breadth and depth of the art on display is always eye-boggling: quality and quantity guaranteed. What's more, it's affordable and often comes with a warm cuppa or a chilled wine! ArtWeeks is a finely polished jewel in Oxfordshire's splendid crown.'
and in 2018 'Artweeks is one of the highlights of my year. It is a celebration of Oxfordshire's soul, heralding the summer in a burst of human creativity and talent. It is a wonderfully optimistic, generous, and exciting festival in which you can visit artists' studios, make new friends, and start an art collection!'

Many acclaimed full time artists including glass artist Wendy Newhofer and Chris Townsend took their first steps to becoming a professional artists with an Artweeks exhibition.

‘I am enormously grateful to Oxfordshire Artweeks which enabled me, as a beginner, to share my work with the public. The positive feedback I got on my first Artweeks exhibition encouraged me to go on working and making. Without Artweeks, I don’t think I would have had the courage to launch myself as a professional jeweller.’
Leonie Bennett 2015

‘I found out in my first year as a member of Artweeks that it is more than just showing work in one’s studio: it is about contact with people, recognition by the public and being seen regularly so people become familiar with one’s work. Being part of Artweeks led me to other places in that first year as a full time artist and I have now exhibited further afield on the strength of the confidence Artweeks gave me.’
Robert Strange 2014

‘I was delighted when, on the last day of my October Journeys exhibition at Wolfson College, a lady came to see my paintings because she had read about them in an Artweeks feature article in the OX magazine, and she bought four on the spot! Thank you!’
David Pollock

'Thanks again for the [Simple Marketing ad working with the press] workshop on Saturday, it was incredibly helpful and inspiring. I am so impressed with how organized and supportive ArtWeeks is!'
First-timer Robin Danely 2018

'Just wanted to say a big "thanks" to you and the team, I appreciate all the hard work that goes into organising it from you side. This will be my 4th year and I've gathered some great friends and repeat customers.'
Jackie Birchall of Purple Urchin 2018

'I have been doing Artweeks since 1989. It's how I made my name. And the best exhibition I have ever done outside of my studio openings was the Artweeks Arctic show at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History [2016-2017].'
Vital Peeters 2018