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Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 26th July 2012
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art.

This month...we present a screening of Mike Kelley and Michael Smith?s film, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery which follows the existential journey of Baby IKKI over several days at a festival of ?radical self-expression.? Baby IKKI, pre-lingual and of ambiguous ag...e, is a character that artist Michael Smith has been performing for over thirty years. The Baby, alone in his journey, despite being surrounded by thousands of revelers, negotiates the rave-like festival environment while also exploring the primal natural elements of fire, water, earth, and wind. The festival itself is a carnivalesque event where IKKI is subsumed in raves, faced with erotic encounters, and surrounded by multitudes of costumed party-goers. The
culmination of the event is the spectacular public ?burn,? after which the Baby is left alone to ponder his ?voyage.?

A Voyage of Growth and Discovery was originally included as part of a six-channel multi-screen sculptural installation presented at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY in 2009. It then traveled to Los Angeles in 2010 where it was presented by West of Rome Public Arts?a co-producer of the work.

Venue: Warehouse, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ
Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012
Time: 7pm
Details: Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of OVADA (Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency) for 2012 will be held at 19.00 on Tuesday 17 July 2012 to transact the following business of the Company:

1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Presentation of Annual Report
4. Presentation of Accounts
5. Retirements and Appointment of Directors
6. AOB
7. Closing Remarks

Please confirm your attendance in advance by emailing:

'At Play' Family Workshops
Venue: The Warehouse
14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ
Date: Saturday 14th July 2012
Time: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Artist and educator, Gemma Cumming, will present interactive workshops in response to our current exhibition 'At Play'. Young people and their families are welcome to explore the exhibition using the specially made Activity Box.

This is a free event for OVADA Member's and their families. Membership will be available on the day. For any enquiries please email:

Related exhibition: At Play 2012

'At Play' Experimental Ideas-Sharing Session - CANCELLED
Venue: The Warehouse
14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ
Date: Friday 13th July 2012
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: Free - Booking Advised

Related exhibition: At Play 2012

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