Below the Surface

13 October – 3 November 2017 Preview: Thursday 12 October 2017, 6-9pm Henny Acloque  |  Didi Baldwin  |  Hannah Brown Jan Crombie  |  Laura Degenhardt  |  Gerard Hanson Eleanor Moreton  | Luke Skiffington and OVADA’s Contemporary Painting Course students As our Contemporary … Continue reading

Touching, not touching

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, … Continue reading

Summer Residencies 2017

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 … Continue reading

A New Kind of Fun

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 … Continue reading

Photo 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 … Continue reading

Seven Counties Open

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 … Continue reading

Directors Cut

7 – 23 April 2017 Preview: Thursday 6 April 2017, 6-9pm The Art behind the Artist-Led Space Adrian Arbib  |  Jan Crombie  |  Gerard Hanson AD Pawley  |  Jon Place  |  Roger Perkins  |  Lucy Phillips Hugh Pryor  |  Ryan … Continue reading


31 March – 2 April 2017 Preview: Thursday 30 March 2017, 6-9pm  The Experimental Life Drawing class at OVADA on Wednesday evenings is now in its fourth year and we have recently introduced a second class on Mondays. This exhibition provides an … Continue reading


EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC AND SOUND ART IN OXFORD 9 – 19 March 2017 Launch event: 7 March 2016, 6.30pm audiograft returns with its annual mix of new experimental music and sound, exhibitions, artists talks and workshops. This year’s festival promises to open your … Continue reading