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Monday, 15 May 2017

Headington Artweeks - Jewellery, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Paper and Printmaking

Alongside the wonderful offerings of ceramics and painting this year we have some really interesting work from jewellers, photographers, textile artists, and a sculptor, printmaker and paper artist too.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Dan Beinart - venue 300

Dan will be exhibiting for the first time at Art Weeks this year, and will be showing a selection of his stunningly dramatic landscape photos from his travels. 




Mazz shares selected precious photos from New Headington with delightful visions snapped during the reflective moments of travel around the globe.


JEWELLERS


As a private Goldsmith, Lisa Marie designs unique jewellery ranges and takes personal commissions all year round.She is also skillful at capturing the essence of memorable moments by remodelling, and transforming sentimental pieces.



Leonie's aim is to create original, contemporary jewellery which demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship. The work is delicate and distinctive.  Much of her work in one-off. All of it is made with meticulous care and attention to detail.


SCULPTORS 


Jane Wafer is a fine artist working mainly in sculpture. She has recently begun experimenting with clay, combining ceramics with wire to make sculptural forms, as well as hand building and throwing vessels. 


TEXTILE ARTISTS


Ewa enjoys creating with different materials - textiles, semi-precious stones, paper.


Jan Purrett will also be at venue 311 showing patchwork and quilting inspired by hedgerows and the colours of the countryside. 

PAPER


Kate will be exhibiting intricate layered papercuts, all cut by hand.


PRINTMAKING


Over the past fifteen years Jackie has been making studies of the different areas of Oxford. The city and the colleges as well as areas like Botley and Barton. From these studies she has been producing Etching and Aquatints. And she thought it would be worth bringing some of them together for Art weeks. The Exhibition is on the main corridor level 3 just past the reception area.



Monday, 1 May 2017

Headington Artweeks - Ceramics

We have eight artist working in ceramics exhibiting this year in Headington as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks - ranging from functional to decorative and everything in between.

All Saints Artists - venue 302

This joint exhibition includes four ceramic offerings this year, from the following artists:




Trisha Drury is a well established ceramicist and fine artist. After graduating she worked in the fashion industry and as a graphic artist before moving into fine art and latterly ceramics. She is a skilled photographer and brings her experience from all these fields into her current work. Her sources are eclectic and range from the human form to the natural world.

 



Vivien initially trained as a biologist, working in plant sciences, as she has always liked plants and enjoy growing things. Her science background means that she asks lots of questions and enjoy the technical side of ceramics.  She believes that pots are made to brighten a home and to be used.


Robyn Hardyman - venue 307

Thrown porcelain and stoneware vessels and vases glazed with subtle tones and textures.



Art at St Andrew's - venue 311

Another collective exhibition that features, among other mediums, two artists working in ceramics:




Marieke makes delicate bowls, pots and accessories in porcelain and stoneware, using imprinting and bright and colourful glazes.


Kit Adlington - Venue 316

Kit makes thrown, functional, stoneware pottery, firing to 1260/1280C, producing pots which are attractive but also strong and hard-wearing. She is interested in shape, often basing work on the forms of English Medieval pottery.She is  constantly testing and experimenting with glazes, and produce interesting colours and effects by applying one glaze over another.


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 jane@beinart.co.uk

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 anthonyecclesceramics.co.uk 



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