John Lennon and Judi Dench in the line-up of Artweeks exhibitors 2023!

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Tue, 16/05/2023 - 12:32pm

Oxfordshire Artweeks’ celebrity art to raise money for charity

As the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival continues across the county (until 29th May), visitors might be surprised to see famous faces and art by famous faces including a painting by Judi Dench and a mosaic designed by John Lennon amongst the wide array of pieces on show.

Announcing the Artweeks Mary Moser Award winner for 2023: Sue Smith

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Tue, 11/04/2023 - 6:31am

Introducing artist Sue Smith
Artist Sue Smith (aka instagram @Mcshoesue) is the winner of the 2023 Artweeks Mary Moser Award, an annual award established to honour the late Mary Moser’s commitment to Artweeks and to further the career of a professional artist who has taken up art as a second career later in life. Sue was previously a front-line worker supporting vulnerable adults, the homeless and refugees. She found drawing an escape as she transferred deep-rooted issues around the loss of security onto paper.

Mary Moser: An obituary

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 8:58am

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Mary Moser (6th Dec 1921 – 15th Feb 2022) who died earlier this year, aged 100.
As soon as Mary moved to Oxford in 1984 she became involved in Artweeks. She was chair for many years until 2001.
During her time as chair she oversaw Artweeks growing into one of the first and most successful open studio festivals anywhere. She was also instrumental in developing both Kids@Art and Art for Age, 2 projects which had the aim of widening access to art – something she felt passionate about.