Getting warmed up for May

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:13pm

The Oxfordshire Artweeks festival guide is now rolling through the printing presses packed with information about nearly 500 exhibitions taking place during March (4th-27th May). You will be able to collect one at local information points from early April and you can already browse the website by location, artist or media here.

In the meantime, in our monthly newsletter, we have five suggestions of places to go this month and enjoy Oxfordshire art, in Oxford, in Chipping Norton and Bampton. These include Head First – an exhibition of sculptural pieces of the head in multiple styles and with many interpretations of the human face, and a rich vein of artistic imagination too in Oxford Jam Factory’s Boiler Room Gallery, where Frank Cooper boiled the marmalade that made him famous. Here the LiterArties, a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists all of whom are passionate about are capturing creativity through different mediums, showcase many flavours of art - as varied as their writing genre.

Also concerned with line and the response it elicits in the viewer, Line and Light is an exhibition of ceramics and life drawings by Gaby Guz with photographs by Rob Farrands, in The Barn Gallery, St John’s College, Oxford(runs from 9th-24th) whilst for landscapes that celebrate the natural world in rich colours and welcome the spring, painter Maureen Gillespie presents a selection of art from her Vibrant, Serenity and Coastal collections in The Gallery at The Theatre, Chipping Norton.

And last but not least, also in Oxfordshire’s Cotswolds, the West Ox Arts Gallery in Bampton invites you to step into spring and enjoy an exhibition all about glass to add glow to a room or garden (runs until 30th): seven contemporary glass artists bring to light the diverse aspects of the medium ranging from stained to painted glass, fused and 3D.

For more information on each of these exhibitions, read the pdf newsletter below and visit Experience Oxfordshire's March art blog here to hearabout art from Far flung landscapes to the Mind's Eye in Oxfordshire galleries this month.