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    13 October – 3 November 2017
    Preview: Thursday 12 October 2017, 6-9pm

    As our Contemporary Painting Course returns for a second year, Below the Surface will explore current concerns, themes and approaches to painting. It will offer an insight into both the research and practical methods adopted by individual artists to demystify aspects of the painting process.

    The exhibition brings the practices of tutor and student together, demonstrating the process of transferring skills, knowledge and experience. Below the Surface shows how painting and drawing is used as a starting point to translate ideas into other media, including sculpture and installation.

    As students undertake the first month of OVADA’s Contemporary Painting Course, the exhibition will grow and develop with new works in progress and research material added throughout. The show openly explores and reveals studio practice, providing a unique opportunity to view the differing processes undertaken by contemporary painters.

    Open: Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm

    Venue: OVADA
    Admission Free

    [DESIGN: Jon Place / IMAGE: Luke Skiffington]

Past Exhibitions:

  • Touching, not touching Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 12.04.42 22 – 30 July 2017 Preview: Friday 21 July, 6-9pm An exhibition of Digital Artist Residency’s Emerging Artists-in-Residence: Abigail Fletcher-Drye  |  Will Kendrick  |  Aaron McCarthy  |  Jules Varnedoe Digital Artist Residency and OVADA present a showcase of the UK’s best new, emerging artistic talent as four artists explore a variety of digital processes and examine themes encountered by post-digital culture. The ...
  • Summer Residencies 2017 Summer Res We are delighted to announce our Summer Residency Artists for 2017: Hannah Buckley  |  Kieran Cox  |  Abigail Fletcher-Drye  |  Lissa Rodd The four artists will be working at OVADA throughout August on a range of different projects. The residency will provide time and space for research, experimentation, reflection, dialogue and creative risk-taking. There is no prescribed outcome; the opportunity is ...
  • A New Kind of Fun Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 15.09.27 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 ...
  • Photo Oxford M Wessels 20159 – 24 September 2017 Photo Oxford 2017 is a celebration of photography through exhibitions and related activities taking place at various collaborative venues in Oxford during the month of September. For this edition, the curators Tim Clark and Greg Hobson will engage in a series of explorations into the complex and often contradictory relationship between photography’s capacity to ...
  • Seven Counties Open Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 15.09.22 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 ...