Features

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Here's a selection of our recent feature and news articles about the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival and stories about Artweeks artists and venues.

October 2017
From print-making to Halloween, art to intrigue and to unsettle
Experience Oxfordshire's monthly look at what's on in the art scene this month.
A Journey to the far East with a Paintbrush
OX Magazine covers Artweeks Board member David Pollock's forthcoming exhibition.

September 2017
Hidden Oxford: Architecture and Aquatints
OX Magazine takes a look at unepexected views of Oxford for Oxford Open Doors.
Art to talk about
Experience Oxfordshire's Artweeks art blog looks at what's on this month in Oxford venues.

August 2017
August art
Experience Oxfordshire's art blog suggests places to enjoy art over the summer.

July 2017
Birds and the Big Blue Yonder
Experience Oxfordshire's art blog takes on a summery flavour.

June 2017
The Colours of Summer in Hearts and Hedgerows
Experience Oxfordshire's Artweeks art blog suggests some good places to find art locally in June.
Painting by numbers with the Indiana Jones of Botanical Illustration
The OX Magazine looks at the work of 18th century botanical illustrator Ferdinand Bauer and that of his Artweeks contemporary, Oxford University's Rosemary Wise who was recently awarded the Sibthorp Medal for Lifetime Services to Botany.

May 2017
Renowned Painter Jenny Saville opens Dragon School Artweeks exhibition
The Oxford Mail reports on the Artweeks offering at Dragon School, North Oxford.
Brexit-inspired Political Artist paints Teresa May in a Different Light
The Oxford Mail find current affairs in the recent work of Artweeks artist James Milroy.
Oxfordshire Artweeks on This is Oxford
A TV appearance by Esther Lafferty
Oxfordshire Artweeks continues with some striking pieces
The Oxford Times kicks off City week with a Picture Perfect piece focussing on East Oxford.
The Oxford Mail on eighteen artists in an Oxford cloisters.
Claudia Figueiredo looks ahead to the art on offer for Oxford city Artweeks in St John the Evalngelist on the Iffley Road.
Artists from North and South Oxfordshire show off their work for Artweeks.
The Oxford Mail talks to Witney and Eynsham artists Alexandra Sertage and Jane Tomlinson during North Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Craftsmen show off their creations in the woods at Wittenham
A look back at the South Oxfordshire week in the Herald series and Oxford Mail.
Sculptors and painters make a splash for Oxfordshire Artweeks
The Oxford Mail covers art in the orchard and beyond as the festival gets well underway.
Explore a fragile world of sculpture, ceramics and jewellery
The Oxford Mail looks at the glass art of Kidlington's Pam Fyvie.
Artists turn to the natural world for Oxfordshire Artweeks
The Oxford Times look ahead to North Oxfordshire Artweeks (13th-21st May 2017)
OX Magazine covers Artweeks in style
Includes three articles on Pop art, rock music and other passions; A Home as a portrait & See Oxfordshire afresh.
Up close with Artweeks - take a look inside the open studios
The Oxford Times's Oxfordshire Limited Edition Magazine profiles twelve artists.
Trio of Blewbury artists show talent for first Artweeks exhibition
Meet Yvette Philips, Ellie Wong and Charlotte Houlihan as they host their first Artweeks exhibition.
Bookshop marks the beginning of Artweeks
The Oxford Mail looks at scupture in Blackwell's window for Artweeks.
Oxfordshire: the world's biggest art gallery
Experience Oxfordshire gives some suggestions about where to start with your visiting plans this month.
Meet the Artweeks artists in Chipping Norton and neighbouring villages in Cotswold Life May edition: here's page 1, page 2, page 3 and page 4 of Feeling Chipper in Chippy.
Your Letterbox (Banbury Brackley and Villages) looks at what's on in its patch for Artweeks: here's page 1 and page 2.
Your Letterbox (Bicester, Kidlington & Woodstock) looks at what's on in this area for Artweeks: here's page 1 and page 2.

April 2017
Experience and wisdom that comes from living your life
The Oxfordshire Guardian takes the long view on Oxfordshire art!
Oxfordshire Artweeks gets ready to launch
A preview piece from the Oxford Times with only days to go.
Colourful creations will go on show at Artweeks
Early information on Artweeks as we gear up for action in the Oxford Times, Bicester Advertiser and other local papers.
Artists get ready for Artweeks
The Oxford Times coverage of the 2017 festival kicks off...
Music, masks and magic at Artweeks
Pick Family magazine make suggestions for bright and colourful places to visit this Artweeks.
Birthday celebrations at Artweeks
The Banbury Guardian gives a flavour of things to come with as the Banbury and District Art Society turns 70 during Artweeks.
Facing the Shadows
Read about Petré Smith’s ‘Kwisiqithi’ in the gallery at Chipping Norton Theatre
From Mountains to Molecules
The OX magazine features Oxford printmakers as they celebrate their 40th anniversary

March 2017
Teaching old birds new tricks for Oxfordshire Artweeks
The Oxford Mail reports of the preparations for Artweeks by residents in a Letcombe Regis care home
From animals in art to busty brooches
The OX magazine March edition looks ahead to Mother's Day
Perfectly-placed portraits
The Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine looks at a new exhibition open this month by novellist Mark Haddon and Artweeks Tom Croft.
Portraits: a picture tells a thousand words
A look at two very different artists and their contemporary approaches to portraiture.
Art in Oxfordshire this month
Experience Oxfordshire's monthly round up of what to see this month, with a focus on the human form.

February 2017
Art you'll love in Oxford's Town Hall
The OX magazine looks at four Artweeks artists who will be showing at this month's Oxford International Art Fair.
Art that stimulates every sense
Experience Oxfordshire's suggestions on where to find atimuating art across the county this month.

January 2017
Oxfordshire: a place to stand and stare
Experience Oxfordshire Art - a blog piece about what's on this month.
The North Wind Doth Blow
Take a look at the Arctic through the eyes of Artweeks Artists with OX magazine

December 2016
From the courtroom to a hospital corridor, former Oxford barrister Rob Farrands turns his talents to photography.
Artweeks photographer builds on May's success with a new exhibition 'Rivers of Life' at the John Radcliffe until the end of February.
Spectacular Glass Sculptures come to Oxford
The Oxford Times takes notice of the Artweeks exhibition in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Circus at Christmas
The art of the circus and the twelve days of Christmas
Oxford Glistens in Gold
Be astounded by gold- and silver-smiths exhibiting this month in Oxfordshire's only dedicated contemporary jewellery gallery.

November 2016
Midnight temptation in Woodstock
Artweeks hat-maker Lizzie Hurst wins the Guild prize at Oxfordshire Craft Guild's annual Christmas exhibition.
Artweeks in Winter
The OX Magazine looks at the story of art - the story of its inspiration, its creation and its discovery here in Oxfordshire.
Artweeks gets crafty for Christmas
The Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine previews some of the exhibitions in the Artweeks Christmas season.
View the local Christmas Season
The Banbury Guardian looks at the Artweeks events taking place in and around Banbury this autumn.

October 2016
Original view of the world
The Oxford Times profiles East Oxford painter and sculptor Sara Banerji as she recounts her colourful life story.
We Remember
Oxfordshire's family magazine, Pick, includes a Remembrance Sunday article following the art and inspirations of Artweeks artist Anna Dillon.
The Exotic and The Beautiful Everyday
The OX magazine features Artweeks artists Rose Wallace, Ruth Swain and Mary Knowland, contemporary art at Blenhaim Palace, Monkey Tales in The Ashmolean, and Great Masters in Christchurch.

August 2016
Celebrating The Human Form
As the Olympics kick off in Rio, the OX magazine celebrates varied representations of the human body with Oxfordshire Artweeks artists.

June 2016
Meet Paul Thomas, Political Cartoonist
The OX magazine features Artweeks artist and political cartoonist in their Fathers Day issue.

May 2016
How Martyn James Bull captured the landscape architecture of Didcot’s power stations
Read more about Martyn Bull's photography in Amateur Photography magazine.
Oxfordshire Artweeks goes North
The Oxford Mail suggests five interesting places to start in North Oxfordshire only a few miles out of the city.
Gavin Preuss's photography takes him from war zones to The Cotswolds
Meet one of Artweeks new faces for 2016, in Chadlington's St Nicholas Church
Capturing a likeness
Read about four very different portrait artists in the OX magazine Artweeks edition.
Green pastures, the wild sea and travels beyond
OX magazine features four of the county's painters.
Textiles, treasures, pots and pleasures
Read OX magazine's feature on some of the treasures to discover during Artweeks.
Oxfordshire Artweeks kick off for its 34th year
The Banbury Guardian looks at what's on in and around Banbury for Artweeks this year.
Bicester Sculpture Group will open studio and gardens for Artweeks
A look at Bicester's popular annual sculpture garden (21st-30th May)
The owl and the pussycat and ancient oaks as Oxfordshire Artweeks moves south
The Oxford Mail previews Artweeks across South Oxfordshire
City Artists thow open their doors for Oxfordshire Artweeks
The Oxford Times previews the first week of Oxfordshire Artweeks 2016
Drawing the crowds: Artists throw open their studio doors
The Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine features a dozen or so Artweeks artists within their glossy pages.
There's an explosion of creativity for the start of Oxfordshire Artweeks
The Oxford Mail suggests places to start as Oxfordshire Artweeks opens this weekend.
Mosiac portraits decorate Covered Market for Oxfordshire Artweeks
Look out for amazing mosaics by Becky Paton in Oxford city centre.

April 2016
Poster shop proudly displays sculptures ahead of art festival
Beatrice Hoffman's sculpture are on show in Oxford centre
International Success for Local Printmaker
Bicester's Alexandra Buckle is commended in the Buckingham Advertiser.
Oxfordshire Artweeks Top Ten Picks around the county
Art journalist Sarah Mayhew chooses her top ten venues to visit this May.
Discovering Oxfordshire Through Oxfordshire Artweeks
Art journalist Sarah Mayhew invites you to explore Oxfordshire and the art on offer during the Artweeks festival.
Middleton Cheney artist wins prize for her work on local landscapes
Artweeks Mary Moser award winner covered in The Banbury Guardian

March 2016
Off the Beaten Track
Cotswold Life magazine previews some of the Witney artists involved in this year's Artweeks (and one regular who is having this year off!)
Recognition for Banbury Artist in National Business Awards
Artweeks newcomer Ella Hendy arrives on the Banbury art scene with aplomb!

February 2016
A celebration of international art in Oxford Meet the Oxfordshire Artweeks artists representing Oxfordshire at the Oxford International Art Fair.
Shells are the sea's jewells says expert Ingrid Thomas Meet acclaimed conchologist Ingrid Thomas whose unusual Artweeks exhibition is inspired by sea shells.
Artist Jan Harvey opens her studio and The Garden Gallery for Artweeks Part of the Shipton-under-Wychwood offering is featured in the Wilts & Gloucs Standard.
Sculptor carves out a new body of work after studio fire for exhibition Garford's Beatrice Hoffman explains to the Didcot Herald how a studio fire been integral in the preparations for her Oxfordshire Artweeks exhibition.

January 2016
Andrew Harrison is carving a unique life story
Meet Andrew Harrison, a West Oxfordshire sculptor and gallery owner, in an Oxford Times profile.


You can also view our 2015 media coverage archive.