Art events and exhibitions in Oxford
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 have been 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.
Join Curators Tim Clark and Greg Hobson for a free exhibition talk at 12pm on Friday 8th September 2017.
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]
12 September – 31 October 2017
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost for 8 sessions:
Booking in advance essential:
£80 (non-members) / £70 (OVADA Associates)
Tutors: Alan Franklin, Roger Perkins and Cally Shadbolt
This experimental drawing course aims to investigate ideas and thought processes through discovering and exploring varied approaches to drawing. As the building block of all art and design, drawing can be used to access ideas that can then be developed into other media. Each of the tutors will bring a different approach but the experience will be cumulative and ideas and experimental approaches will build up over the 8 weeks of the Course. 3D and lens based approaches will be included alongside more conventional ideas of draughtsmanship and drawing from the subconscious.
“I got shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. All thanks to OVADA for having brilliant tutors on the experimental drawing programme.”
For further information and bookings please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: the classes are normally held in our first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.