What’s on at OVADA

Art events and exhibitions in Oxford

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    29 – 30 April 2017

    10am – 4pm

    This is the second in a new series of professional development workshops in collaboration with Magdalen Road Studios. The ‘Learn To’ workshops will equip you with essential digital skills to enable you to increase and develop your online presence as an artist. During this weekend workshop you will learn to build a simple artists portfolio website using WordPress.


    This will be built in a safe offline environment using a free template that you will be taught how to change to suit your style and individual needs. You will not build a live site but will develop all of the skills to go away and build a live version in your own time once you have found a suitable host for your site. We will advise on hosting during the workshop so you will be confident in publishing a live portfolio site.

    £150 for Magdalen Road Studio or OVADA Associates
    £200 for non members

    Included in the cost:
    -All of the required files and imagery that you need on a data stick which you can take home.
    -A file containing a walk through of all the stages covered during the workshop.
    -A WordPress guide as a PDF.
    -Refreshments (please bring your own lunch).

    You will need:
    -A laptop to work on during the workshop (please bring your charger and come with the laptop fully charged).
    -Good basic computer skills*
    -You will be required to download and install the free version of Desktop server in advance of the workshop: https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver

    Booking essential by email: classes@ovada.org.uk.
    This workshop is strictly limited to 10 places.

    The workshop will be delivered by Katie Taylor – Studio Manager at Magdalen Road Studios in Oxford. She has been working freelance as a Web Designer for many years which has also included social media marketing and search engine optimisation.

    Venue: OVADA

    Please note that there is no parking available for course participants however there is a loading bay if required. This class will be held in our first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this prevents you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.

    *For this workshop we define good basic computer skills as having an awareness of basic computer terminology (e.g. software, download/upload, browser, USB port); being able to navigate your laptop with confidence and having an ability to download software, copy/paste text and locate files within folders.

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    28 – 30 April 2017

    Preview and Live Performance:
    Thursday 27 April 2017, 6-9pm

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

    Vaguity is a show produced by the nine current students of OVADA’s Warehouse Art School. Alongside their individual practices all the members of the group agreed early in the year to participate in a group experiment to explore the possibilities of working collaboratively. Otherwise the project had loose and hazy aims and intentions for a considerable time, taking on the invented title ‘Vaguity’.

    The exhibition is a result of a number of projects that developed involving a range of different media including photography, painting, video, image manipulation, 3D and language. Each of the nine projects involved all nine students so that none of the work is individually credited.

    Open: 12-6pm

    Admission Free