#MeToo? 'Looking at You' exhibition opens in Chadlington

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Tue, 14/05/2019 - 8:17am

Jill Colchester, a contemporary artist and tutor at Abingdon and Witney College in Chipping Norton and Kidlington, prepares to show her latest body of work 'Looking At You' at her forthcoming new Artweeks exhibition (venue 433, 18th-27th May).

Previously on show in Berlin, the figures in the drawings in this exhibition hold the viewers gaze which, given the contemporary preoccupation with consent, pose the question whether the look invites you in, whether it is confrontational or is she simply looking back.

Just days to go: explore and enjoy!

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 7:40am

With just days to go, and 480 venues to choose from, giving you hundreds of venues to explore across the county – in Oxford during week one (4th-12th), in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse in week 2 (11th-19th), and in North and West Oxfordshire in week three (18th-27th). With well over 1000 artists, including hundreds of new faces with fresh ideas, taking part in nearly 500 art spaces, browse this website or get your hands on a festival guide – in libraries and at local information points – to pick out the places that appeal most.

Artweeks contemporary glass artist Vital Peeters celebrates 30 years of open studios

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 7:39am

Summertown-based glass artist and sculptor Vital Peeters is preparing to open his artist’s home and garden at 538 Banbury Road for the thirtieth consecutive year as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks. For nine days (4th-12th May) he invites visitors to come into the airy gallery-cum-studio space to enjoy the colourful fused glass art, see the raw materials and uncover the secrets of their transformation in the kiln.

Artweeks artist Emma Davis donates 30 paintings to the women’s centre at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 9:21am

Thirty paintings donated by East Oxford artist Emma Davis will go on permanent display in the Silver Star Unit of the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe hospital on 25th April. Emma donated the pictures as a thank you for the support they offered a close family member at a difficult time.

Announcing our 2019 cover artist & more!

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:42am

Preparations for this May’s Oxfordshire Artweeks are taking shape and we are delighted to announce the cover image for the 2019 Festival Guide, an etching of Llyn Ladaw or Shining Waters, a natural lake in Snowdonia, by print-maker Morna Rhys. Morna’s etchings are inspired by the wonderful British landscape: wild places, deep valleys, secret paths, seas in many moods or trees in all their glory as sunlight and moonshine add mystery and wonder.

Evocative paintings that convey a sense of silence win Artweeks award for Summertown artist Claire Christie Sadler

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Tue, 22/01/2019 - 3:45pm

Oxfordshire Artweeks are delighted to announce that Summertown artist Claire Christie Sadler is the winner of the 2018 Mary Moser prize for her monochrome drawings of the west coast of Scotland. The award was established in 2003 to mark the work of a local artist who has taken up art as a second career later in life.