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    23 June – 9 July 2017
    Preview: Thursday 22 June 2017, 6-9pm

    Juliet Banks  |  Sue Chamberlin  |  Clare Crombie
    Clare Forsythe  |  Katie Hellon  |  Stephen Lunn
    Mae McDonald  |  Roger Pugh  |  Hugh Shelton

    This is the fourth year that OVADA has hosted the end of year show for the Warehouse Art School Continuing Practice Course.

    It has been another busy year! A trip to Manchester with a behind-the-scenes tour of The Whitworth Art Gallery got the year off to a flying start. A varied programme of Artists Talks put the working methods of practicing artists into focus, as well as giving insight and inspiration. A recent trip to Madrid was another highlight; the weather and food as wonderful as the Museums and galleries.

    Vaguity a recent show at OVADA led by student Roger Pugh was a collaboration between all the members in the group. All the group had a hand in all the projects, which ranged from performance and video to painting and sculpture.

    In ‘A New Kind of Fun’ this year-group will bring together the experiences, insights and skills that they have gained from the set projects on the Course. Their work for this show is self-directed with critique and support given by peers and tutors. They have followed their own interests while also responding to the size and nature of OVADA’s Warehouse.

    The work on show is diverse both in process and outcome, and includes a range of subject matter and materials.

    Free Programme of Events:

    Thursday 22 June, 6pm – 9pm
    Opening event with live music and performance

    Saturday 24 June 
    Artist guided tours at 12 noon and 3pm

    Saturday 1 July 
    Artist guided tours at 12 noon and 3pm

    Thursday 6 July 
    7pm PechaKucha (artists’ talks) with refreshments

    Saturday 8 July
    Artist guided tours at 12 noon and 3pm

    Sunday 9 July 
    3pm Meet the artists – with tea and cakes

    Download the Exhibition Guide HERE.


    OPEN: Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm. 


    For more info on the Continuing Practice Course and other classes running at OVADA visit: www.ovada.org.uk/classes

Past Exhibitions:

  • Seven Counties Open 12 May – 4 June 2017 Preview: Thursday 11 May 2017, 6-9pm The OVADA Seven Counties Open provides exhibition opportunities, support and development for contemporary artists based in Oxfordshire and the surrounding Counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire. Artists at any stage of their career were invited to submit work in any medium. Artwork was chosen by independent selectors Paul ...
  • Directors Cut Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 14.51.16 7 – 23 April 2017 Preview: Thursday 6 April 2017, 6-9pm The Art behind the Artist-Led Space Adrian Arbib  |  Jan Crombie  |  Gerard Hanson AD Pawley  |  Jon Place  |  Roger Perkins  |  Lucy Phillips Hugh Pryor  |  Ryan Quarterman  |  Hannah Wilmshurst OVADA is an artist-led space. All the members of the current Board of Directors are practicing artists. ...
  • POSED Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 23.21.42 31 March – 2 April 2017 Preview: Thursday 30 March 2017, 6-9pm  The Experimental Life Drawing class at OVADA on Wednesday evenings is now in its fourth year and we have recently introduced a second class on Mondays. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see a selection of drawings from both classes made over the last 12 weeks. There have ...
  • Audiograft Image: Stephen Cornford EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC AND SOUND ART IN OXFORD 9 – 19 March 2017 Launch event: 7 March 2016, 6.30pm audiograft returns with its annual mix of new experimental music and sound, exhibitions, artists talks and workshops. This year’s festival promises to open your ears and eyes to extraordinary and surprising sounds and events; with voices emerging as if from nowhere, rotating ...
  • Artefact: ‘Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time’ Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 13.10.07 10 – 14 February 2017 Preview: 9 February 2017, 5-7pm Artefact is an exciting collaborative project taking place in Oxford, between Oxford Brookes University Art and Design Foundation students, the Ashmolean Museum and OVADA. The studios at the university are already a hive of activity this early in the year, with challenging concepts being explored and striking works in the process ...