What’s on at OVADA

Art events and exhibitions in Oxford

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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]

  • SocialMediaForArtists

    21 November 2017

    6 – 8pm

    This session is part of our 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.

    This Social Media workshop will cover the basics of using Twitter, Facebook and other popular social marketing tools to effectively engage and promote your work and profile.

    The workshop will cover the best social platforms for artists, as well as how to make the most of each. We will discuss topics such as how often to post and how to discover the best time to post.

    Cost (includes Tea/Coffee): 
    £10 for Magdalen Road Studio or OVADA Associates
    £15 for Non-Associates

    You do not need to bring a laptop to this session. 

    Booking essential by email: classes@ovada.org.uk
    This workshop is strictly limited to 15 places.

    The workshop will be delivered by Katie Taylor – Studio Manager at Magdalen Road Studios in Oxford, who has over 15 years experience of working in web design and social media marketing.

    Venue: OVADA

    Please note that there is no parking available for course participants. 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.