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

Suzanne Bridgewater

This is Suzanne's first year participating in Artweeks, she will be exhibiting at Venue 14 on Ferry Road in Marston.

Standing Tall

"I work as a sculptor and painter and things are coming together for Artweeks. This is my first year exhibiting and I am finding it exciting developing new work and revisiting old. This sculpture 'Standing Tall' shows how I work with recycled materials. Cardboard has been painted, covered in plaster and stands on slate."

Cheerful Start
"My paintings often explore change based on past history and events. This one 'Cheerful Start' grew from an abstracted painting of the face of a young baby and includes Polaroid snaps of the baby taken in 1950."

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Headington Festival 2016

Each year at the Headington Festival Jean Wykes and Theresa Frayn run their popular painting competition. 

The theme for this year's painting competition is Treasure Island. To prepare for the Festival (on 4 & 5 June), Jean is running a workshop at Headington Farmers' Market on Saturday 16 April 10 - 2 to make kerchiefs and maps. 

Come along and make yours. 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Jane Strother

2016 is Jane's 22nd consecutive Artweeks exhibition! 

Jane always aims to show new work and pieces from previous years and encourages viewers to browse her sketchbooks too. 

She varies the media she uses, from oils, acrylics to mixed media collagraph and drypoint etching prints and the results are naturally wide ranging in their appearance. They reflect her love of landscape, being in the weather, noticing the changes.

You can see more of Jane's images at and at

Jane is one of the finalists in the Poseytude Gallery Change the World Competition!  The finalists exhibit at the Town Hall Gallery throughout Artworks, opening on Thursday 4th May. 

Woodland, Ancient and Tranquil

There is more information on Jane's 2016 exhibition on the main Artweeks website

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Headington Artweeks 2016

This year Headington Artweeks runs from Saturday 7th May until Sunday 15th May - that gives you nine days to visit artists in Headington.

To help you find us, and to find your way between the 14 artist venues we've put together a trail map.