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Collecting the Past at Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
March 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

A range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century. These works represent the tradition of collecting the aesthetic taste and values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.

Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

Kelmscott Manor
June 10 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

The discovery of a bequest made to the National Library of Wales in 1939 by Mary Frances Vivian Lobb has inspired this eye-opening exhibition, “Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott”. It is the first exhibition to focus on Miss Lobb (1878–1939), the companion of 22 years to May Morris while May lived at Kelmscott Manor (rural Oxfordshire). May, a designer and embroidery historian in her own right, was the younger daughter of famous Victorian designer, poet and social thinker…

Aleksandra Mir – Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation

June 24 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry:…

Rose Finn-Kelcey: Life, Belief and Beyond

July 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Modern Art Oxford presents Life, Belief and Beyond, the first posthumous exhibition of works by the highly acclaimed and influential artist Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945–2014). Life, Belief and Beyond focuses on Finn-Kelcey’s explorations of power, performance, political commentary, and perceptions of the self, belief and spirituality. The exhibition presents works from the early 1970s to 2014, including Divided Self (Speaker’s Corner), 1974; The Restless Image: a discrepancy between the seen position and the felt position, 1975; Glory, 1983; Bureau de Change,…

‘The Art of Nature’ – Metal Sculpture by Diccon Dadey

August 7 - September 30

​Diccon Dadey works in mild steel to fabricate a wonderfully eclectic collection of modern and traditional house and garden art in 3D form. His birds take on a life of their own as they fly around or settle into the peaceful setting of the Turrill Garden. Whether you come to enjoy some peaceful reading or relaxing in the garden or are in search of the perfect piece for your own home you are always welcome during Library hours.

Co-education at 20

North Wall Arts Centre
September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 23, 2017

In 2017, St Edward’s School celebrates its 20th anniversary of becoming fully co-educational. This exhibition marks the occasion by bringing together six former pupils who are now forging careers as professional artists and artisans. These women all studied art during their time at the school, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see how their work has progressed and their practice has developed in the intervening years. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of styles, media and techniques: from Rose…

Andrew Hardwick: Remnant

North Wall Arts Centre
September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Andrew Hardwick trained at Bath College of Art, UWE and the University of Wales. He has exhibited extensively across the UK over the last 20 years, particularly throughout the western counties, Wales and Cornwall. His work plays with traditional ideas of landscape, from the seemingly natural and poetic wilderness of the Moors, to the man-made impact of big industrial ports, redundant factories and resulting wastelands. A layered, heavily textured landscape is a theme in Hardwick’s work, using different types of…

The Influence of Rose Finn-Kelcey

Modern Art Oxford
September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Peter Liversidge, Mia Taylor, Jo Stockham and Hermione Wiltshire join us for a roundtable discussion exploring the impact of Rose Finn-Kelcey on British contemporary art, which also examines her multiple roles as an artist, teacher, performer, colleague and collaborator within the London art scene. Considered the ultimate artist’s artist, this panel brings together a group of leading artists, curators and writers who were influenced by and worked with Finn-Kelcey, to examine her legacy in detail. Free entry, booking essential.

Katie Bonna: All the Things I Lied About

North Wall Arts Centre
September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to do one – yet.In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era. Following the critical success of the Fringe First award-winning Dirty Great Love Story, Katie Bonna’s latest show was nominated for…

Nine Lives at The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station
September 29

‘Some of us wanted to belong.’ Ishmael has fled from his home in Zimbabwe, where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life. In Leeds is the prospect of sanctuary, and of a new life among strangers. But will those strangers accept him? The clock is ticking, and his fate is being decided… can Ishmael find a place to call home again? This gripping new play from Zodwa Nyoni (Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity…

Curiosity Carnival

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Prepare to get curious! How do you turn orange into grapefruit? What is digital wildfire? Is love real? Find out at the Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September 2017, part of European Researchers' Night. The Curiosity Carnival is all about celebrating, debating and questioning the way that research affects all our lives. It’s a unique opportunity for people of all ages and interests to enjoy an amazing programme of research-related activity across Oxford – most of which is free to…

Maggie’s Cultural Crawl

Modern Art Oxford
September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Art Oxford is delighted to be a part of this year’s Culture Crawl. A tour of some of Oxford’s most iconic cultural hotspots – this exciting evening is packed full of fun, food and culture. The evening is completely in aid of Maggie’s Centre, a charity offering free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Book your tickets now: maggiescentres.org/ccoxford

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