Art events and exhibitions in Oxford
OVADA and Christmas Light Festival are commissioning an artist to design and produce Wayfinding structures, working with BTEC/A-level art students to create the final pieces. The pieces will be positioned around Oxford to help audiences navigate the city and festival activity. A full brief is available HERE.
We are delighted to announce our Summer Residency Artists for 2017:
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 solely focused on the development of the artist’s practice rather than a completed artwork.
9 – 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 both conceal and reveal. OVADA is pleased to announce the following exhibitions as part of Photo Oxford:
Forty photographs will be selected for a group exhibition hung in a salon style, with twenty chosen by Photocrowd’s community and twenty selected by the panel of expert judges:
Taking Off. Henry, My Neighbor
Curated by Tim Clark and Greg Hobson
Dutch artist Mariken Wessels has made it her business to tell the semi-plausible story of a real-life husband and wife, their failed marriage, sexual frustration and voyeurism via an extraordinary archive of found photographs, collage and sculpture. Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor allows us to enter into the lives of Henry and Martha, who embarked on a collaborative photographer-muse project together at their home in New Jersey, from 1981 to 1983.
Open: Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Venue: OVADA warehouse
For the full Photo Oxford programme visit: www.photooxford.org/exhibitions
[Images: Mariken Wessels, Taking Off. Henry, My Neighbor, 2015]