Thursday, 27 April 2017

Trail Map - Navigate your way around the Headington Art Weeks exhibitions!

As part of Oxfordshire Artweeks each area puts together their own handy trail map, which lists opening times and plots out the offering of open studios and joint exhibitions for you to plan your visit.  These are so helpful as the amount of art on display can sometimes seem a little overwhelming and it's hard to know where to start!

You can find our handy trail map here. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Headington Artweeks - Painters

You are spoiled for choice this year with the painters who are exhibiting in Headington as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.  Here is a quick overview of the great artists you will be able to see...

Kathy Turner - venue 295

An exhibition of colourful and atmospheric landscapes. This years' collection includes several paintings inspired by a recent visit to St Ives, Cornwall. Kathy likes to use a range of media to create texture and light.


Jane Strother - venue 296

Contemporary landscapes in oil or acrylic exhibited in her house and garden studio. This is a large solo exhibition, mostly paintings and some original collagraph, drypoint or lithographic prints and many sketchbooks which are always popular. 

Ella Clocksin - venue 299

Professional open studio exhibition of contemporary mixed media and abstract watercolour. Introducing two new projects: the Visual Haiku, and Landscripts series reference Shotover Hill, Rock Edge, and experience that is not easily articulated at the borders of language and perception.

Jane Beinart - venue 300

As well as her bold coloured prints, Jane will be showing a new series of reflective pieces reminiscent of the sea and sky. Each piece in her series captures a moment, a play of the light in the water or the wisp of the clouds across the horizon.  Plus her new mini series of unique, framed abstract pieces which capture tiny and evocative abstract landscapes.

All Saints Artists (a collective show) - venue 302

This collective show will include the following painters:

“Stuart sees the play of light as if refracted through
a prism. He builds his compositions through
gestural marks working in much the same way
as the Impressionists, creating compositions that
dance on the canvas.”
Jenny Blyth Fine Art Oxford refracted Art Jericho January 2016

Jennifer Byrne - venue 303

Jennifer's first Artweeks exhibition was in 2014 as a novice painter. Three years on and time for her second exhibition. Her journey continues taking her from still life to landscapes, views inspired by walking Oxfordshires footpaths.

Rosemarie Deepwell - venue 304

An exhibition of watercolours and pastels.

Harriet Eagle - venue 306

Harmonious oil paintings of scenes and settings that have inspired Harriet, plus a collection of monochrome drawings and prints.

Deborah Laidlaw - venue 309

A personal exploration of painting and drawing from realism to abstraction.

Art at St Andrew's - venue 311

This collective show will include the following painters:

Alison Soskice

Also exhibiting will be Leslie Durham who paints mostly landscapes in watercolour or acrylics and has been experimenting with collage, and Rosemary Earl showing oil paintings for you to enjoy.

Angela Beatson Wood - venue 312

Angela's still life is concerned with different Asian cultures of places that she has travelled to, India, Burma, Cambodia, Lao. When travelling she brings back artefacts, figures, material and includes appropriate plants in her paintings.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Art From All Ages

Along with many exhibitions from established artists this year in Headington, there is also the opportunity to see some great work from third year Oxford Brookes students, plus pupils from two of the local primary schools. 

Artists of the House of Brookes - venue 314

Artists of The House Brookes proudly presents 'Carbon', a third year Fine Art Degree Show at Oxford Brookes University. You can view the student's varied selection of work on their website 

This is taking place between 13th-18th May 2017 - earlier than the rest of the Headington exhibitions (who will be showing between 20th - 29th May).  

Wood Farm Primary School - venue 297

A selection of fantastic artwork created by Key Stage Two pupils at Wood Farm Primary School across this academic year. Pupils have worked with local artists and enjoyed creating a range of mixed media artwork based on different themes and using different stimuli.

This exhibition will be open on the 20th, and then the 22nd - 25th May, from 1.00 - 3.00pm each day.

St Michaels CE Primary School - venue 315

Children aged 4-11 years will be exhibiting a variety of media used in artwork, across the school. Teas will be provided by the PTA - sounds great!  Only open on Friday 26th from 1.30 - 3.30pm, so make sure you don't miss it!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Warming up for Headington Art Weeks 2017

We have a total of 20 art exhibitions happening in the Headington area this year for Oxfordshire Artweeks, which is happening between the 20th - 29th May.  If it isn't in your diary yet, do mark it in!  There will be lots to see - with a great mix of established and first time exhibitors, joint shows and open studios, many within walking distance of each other.  The busiest days look to be the weekends, but many exhibitions are open during the week as well.

A handy trail map to help you plan your visit will be available very soon - watch this space. 

We have also developed a handy timetable which allows you to see which exhibitions are on on which days in an easy to read format - if you would like a copy please email me at

We are all very busy finishing off work, and sorting out our exhibitions and we look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017

Headington & Marston Artweeks in 2017 runs from 20th to 29th May.

Oxfordshire Artweeks runs from May 6th-29th 2017

  • South Oxfordshire 6-14 May
  • North Oxfordshire 13-21 May
  • Oxford City 20-29 May (29th Bank Holiday)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Susanna Reece

This is Susanna's first year participating in Artweeks, she is exhibiting at Venue 7 on Stile Road in Headington.

"Doors opened at noon on 7 May for my first Artweeks exhibition..."

Artists in Residence - Look for the signs

Artweeks in Headington and Marston starts today.   Lots of venues have Hamptons signs to help you find the right places.

And there's a trail map too

Suzanne Bridgewater

Suzanne is preparing for Artweeks.

"Spent the day hanging, curating, tidying and the art is looking good! Bronzes, paintings, range of sculpture and 3D..... drawings, cards....something for everyone!"

Suzanne is exhibiting at Venue 14 on Ferry Road in Marston.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Anthony Eccles

Anthony is exhibiting in his studio during Artweeks this year showing slipware with colourful transfers and pots placed on ceramic plinths.

"Some are an exercise in rhythmic gesture and the mark of hand building and others have the stillness of a more designed and thrown form. This desire for contrast and tension is evident in the various qualities of the different clay surfaces, some are glazed, some are not glazed. "

meditation doodles in porcelain
meditation doodles in porcelain
Anthony's work will be on show at Venue 12 on Southfield Road, he will be open from 11AM until 6PM on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th May, and from 11AM until 8PM on Thursday 12th May.  There are more details on the main Artweeks website, and on 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Off The Wall

One of the events that happens every year at the same time as Artweeks is the Brookes Degree Show - this showcases the work of the Oxford Brookes University Fine Art Graduates of 2016.

The show is held at Venue 13 in Headington - Richard Hamilton Building and the Glass Tank in the Abercrombie Building on the Oxford Brookes Headington Campus.

This year the show runs from May 13th – May 20th (10-6 each day ) - with late night opening until 7 on Thursday 19th May.

There is more information about the show on the Artweeks website and on the Off The Wall website

Angela Beatson Wood

Angela's painting and drawings are concerned with the cultural differences discovered when travelling, traditions that have lasted for thousands of years and to emphasise the contrast with the uniformity of globalisation where these traditions are threatened.

This painting is called Homage to Luang Prabang. It shows a Lao BUDDHA with the background taken from a temple in Luang Prabang.

Lao Buddha

This is called Dahlias in Delhi. Painted in the Red Fort Delhi.

The Prayer Thread. Buddhist worship in Burma.
Angela will be showing her work at Venue 6 on St Andrews Road in Old Headington, she will be open from 11AM-5PM each day, Saturday 7th May to Sunday 15th May.  There are more details on the main Artweeks website.

Ross Mackenzie

Ross Mackenzie is a wild places photographer based in Headington.  Ross specialises in cold remote places.  He has made numerous trips to the Arctic and to the South Atlantic and Antarctic, and spends as much time as he can exploring the wilder (northern) parts of the UK.

This is Ross’ third Artweeks exhibition, and this year he has chosen to present a series of panoramic images which give a sense of the openness of many of the remote places he has photographed both in Scotland and further afield.

Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Loch Avon, Cairngorms
Baffin Bay, Canada
Northwest Passage, Canada
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ross is a long time supporter of the John Muir Trust, of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RPSB). This year he will be donating 10% of all Artweeks sales to the RSPB to help their work in protecting puffins which were recently added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Atlantic Puffin, Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Ross will be showing his pictures at Venue 7 on Stile Road in Headington, he will be open from midday-6PM each day, Saturday 7th May to Sunday 15th May. There are more details on the main Artweeks website.

You can see more of Ross' pictures on his website at and on his blog at