Branching out in Woodstock

The Oxford Times:

1:21pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sarah Mayhew Craddock on the inclusive Art in Woodstock

Top-flight show at the Old Fire Station

The Oxford Times:

10:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Anne James admires an exhibition of screen print birds, and of boards

Diverse beauties at Brian Sinfield Gallery

11:23am Thursday 9th October 2014

William Balthazar Rose, Antony Williams and more are among the artists to be shown at The Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford this autumn

Two of the greats at Aidan Meller Gallery exhibition

The Oxford Times:

11:17am Thursday 9th October 2014

Anne James analyses contrasts in classic portraits by Bacon and Freud

Ai Weiwei show has a stately presence

The Oxford Times:

11:09am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Sylvia Vetta marvels at the Ai Weiwei show at Blenheim Palace

Shaping a female future at Circle art event

The Oxford Times:

12:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Sarah Mayhew Craddock is inspired by Oxford Circle women

Works of art that get you thinking at State of Denmark exhibition

The Oxford Times:

11:29am Thursday 25th September 2014

Artist wants viewers to engage with his exhibition, states Sylvia Vetta

Carving out opportunity at the Craft Network

The Oxford Times:

11:13am Thursday 11th September 2014

A Crafty Network, celebrates its third birthday this month, as Anne James discovers

A poignant look at parents' lives

The Oxford Times:

11:01am Thursday 4th September 2014

Anne James analyses a personal and powerful photographic installation

Photo opportunity at Oxford festival

The Oxford Times:

11:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

Anne James previews the festival of photography heading to the city

Personal tales put war in perspective

The Oxford Times:

10:52am Thursday 21st August 2014

Anne James analyses the poignant Great War exhibition at the Bodleian

Stitching together 17th century story

The Oxford Times:

10:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

Anne James goes through The Eye of the Needle to enjoy embroidery

Tomb door opens wider

The Oxford Times:

10:53am Thursday 7th August 2014

Theresa Thompson discovers a trove of Tutankhamun treasures

Encounter with the Master of abstract

The Oxford Times:

10:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

Theresa Thompson enjoys what is a ‘bold show’ for Christ Church

'A garden of strange and exotic passions'

The Oxford Times:

9:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

Theresa Thompson on the 1200-plus artworks in the RA’s Summer Exhibition

Young artists on the way up

The Oxford Times:

9:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

Anne James reviews the abstract and figurative work of two emerging talents

Stage set for Bloomsbury

The Oxford Times:

9:36am Thursday 10th July 2014

Anne James explores a display of art by some of our country's literary giants

Kruger's exhibition is highly persuasive

The Oxford Times:

9:34am Thursday 3rd July 2014

American artist's work reflects on mass communication. Anne James reports

Weaving together a flood of stories

The Oxford Times: Woven: Flood lines by Janet Cross

9:57am Thursday 26th June 2014

Anne James admires basketry with a twist at a watery Henley exhibition

Exhibitors inspired by Alice's Wonder

The Oxford Times: Exhibitors inspired by Alice's Wonder

10:10am Thursday 19th June 2014

Anne James sees a diverse collection of work on offer at Melissa Westbrook's exhibition

Ruskin's artists using space to good effect

The Oxford Times: Film: Melanie Gurney's Mr & Mrs

10:07am Thursday 19th June 2014

Anne James reports on a show by students of the Ruskin School of Art

Kenneth Clark is a civilisation shaper

The Oxford Times: Tastemaster: Kenneth Clark

9:47am Thursday 5th June 2014

Theresa Thompson on a collection of art paying tribute to Kenneth Clark

A father and son showing at Oxford Ceramics

The Oxford Times: A father and son showing at Oxford Ceramics

10:32am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Anne James reports on two ceramicists 'thrown together'

For Art's Sake with Esther Lafferty

10:28am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Esther Lafferty says Oxford's rich heritage is apparent in the art on show in the city

Sean Lynch is carving a career

The Oxford Times: Sean Lynch is carving a career

11:38am Thursday 15th May 2014

Theresa Thompson chisels out the history of the Oxford stone carving brothers

Just so many works to see at Artsweeks

The Oxford Times: Hand-stitched: The Windrush, Barbara Shaw

10:54am Thursday 8th May 2014

Anne James selects some of her favourites as Artsweeks moves to the north and west of the county

Exhibition promotes twin towns' fine art

The Oxford Times: Diana Bell's Confluence

11:27am Thursday 1st May 2014

Anne James reflects on the work of nine Oxford and Grenoble artists

Moore and Rodin present stunning sculptures in a perfect setting

The Oxford Times: Rodin's Walking Man, on a Column (1900)

10:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

Theresa Thompson enthuses over the sheer range of works from two ‘giants’

Painter Sarah Spackman is cool and collected

The Oxford Times: Table talk: Figs in Fez

9:42am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Anne James on an exhibition by Oxford painter Sarah Spackman

A collection of truly stunning art works

The Oxford Times: Watercolour: Paul Cézanne’s Three Pears

9:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

Ashmolean’s special exhibition rivals any in London, writes Theresa Thompson

For Art's Sake - Ester Lafferty, festival director of Oxfordshire Artsweeks

The Oxford Times: Esther Lafferty

9:38am Thursday 20th March 2014

Ester Lafferty on the events ahead that will explore analogue photography

Relocation @ The Jam Factory, Oxford

The Oxford Times: Relocation @ The Jam Factory, Oxford

9:50am Thursday 13th March 2014

Anne James views some moving images of young Spaniards

O3 exhibition shows studio's great talent

The Oxford Times: Abstraction: Les McMinn's 'Still Life' - Variations on a theme of Orange

9:48am Thursday 13th March 2014

Anne James studies the latest works of Magdalen Road artists

Artists' new waves

The Oxford Times: Shape: Cirrus II

9:41am Thursday 13th February 2014

Anne James takes the plunge into Rebecca McLynn and Richard Fox’s work at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Injustices and lies, according to view

The Oxford Times: Explode: Universal Cabaret 2 by Emma 'Dex' Dexter

9:50am Thursday 6th February 2014

Anne James on the messages in a new show of lenticular prints

Quaint and quirky fictional folklore narrative

The Oxford Times: Relationships: Bringing Up Baby

11:04am Thursday 9th January 2014

Anne James visits an exhibition at the Jam Factory

Review: To Sir, With Love

The Oxford Times: Ansu Kabia as Ricky, with Matthew Kelly, who plays Florian

2:33pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Giles Woodforde enjoys an adaptation of E R Braithwaite’s autobiography

Our trusty steeds: Beauty, Grace and Power - the horse in drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque

The Oxford Times: Battle of the Amazons

10:38am Friday 15th November 2013

Theresa Thompson on art’s relationship with the horse

Andrew Hood: paintings for people who love Oxford

The Oxford Times: City Centre, Junction Cornmarket

10:33am Friday 15th November 2013

Anne James finds familiarity in Andrew Hood’s work

Australia @ Royal Academy, London: 'Big themes without beating round bush'

The Oxford Times: Shaun Gladwell’s Approach to Mundi Mundi

5:30pm Friday 25th October 2013

Theresa Thompson hits the road to explore Australia - in London

Autumn shows at the Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford

The Oxford Times: Peter White’s Bowl I

4:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013

This autumn sees a characterist-ically exciting programme of exhibitions at the Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford. “We were looking for a strong line-up of quality painters, making sure we had a good mix of work,” Brian Sinfield said. “It’s a very diverse mix, each artist very different to the others.”

Folded Beauty: Waddesdon Manor

The Oxford Times: Folded Beauty: Waddesdon Manor

4:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

Some things have to be seen to be believed. Photos give some idea, and videos even more, such as the clips on Waddesdon Manor’s website, but nothing can match going there and seeing for yourself this extraordinary exhibition of elaborately folded linen napkins and table centrepieces by Catalan artist Joan Sallas. Location is all. The Rothschilds’ grand reception rooms provide the perfect setting for an exhibition celebrating the historical art of linen folding. A collaboration with the Holburne Museum in Bath where some larger pieces were displayed earlier this year, this is the first time Sallas has exhibited his work in the UK.

Preview of the Oxford Ceramics Fair

The Oxford Times: Phil Rogers at work

4:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

Now in its 13th year, the Oxford Ceramics Fair was started by the Craft Potters’ Association, the professional body that represents studio potters. Studio pottery is pottery made by craftspeople working alone or in small groups to make unique items or short runs. It includes both functional wares and sculptural pieces. The Ashmolean is collaborating with the fair to hold an Overture Event on Saturday, October 20. This will be at the Ashmolean and introduced by Timothy Wilson, Keeper of Western Art, who has responsibility for the museum’s contemporary ceramic collection. Tanya Harrod will give a talk based on her award-winning book The Last Sane Man. The book is an elegant exploration of the life, work and philosophy of Michael Cardew, a main architect of modern studio pottery.

Magic and alchemy make 'Open' special

The Oxford Times: Seeds of Change by Wendy Newhofer

5:30pm Thursday 19th September 2013

The Oxford Art Society (OAS) was founded in 1891 and its past alumni include Edward Burne-Jones, Stanley Spencer and John Piper. This is its 122nd year and this year’s show continues the society’s long and august tradition.

Rees is rejoicing in the synergy

The Oxford Times: Umberto Clerici cellist in concert

5:36pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Victoria Rees is showing her powerful collection of drawings, paintings and large-scale studio pieces to coincide with the Britten in Oxford festival and tomorrow’s performance by the South Bank Sinfonia of The Young Britten.

Porthleven Prize: O3 Gallery, Oxford

The Oxford Times: Porthleven Prize: O3 Gallery, Oxford

12:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

This summer the newly created Bath Spa Porthleven Prize awarded five students a residency at the Porthleven Art Studio, South Cornwall. The students worked collaboratively to produce a body of work in a range of media, which culminated in this touring exhibition. The work draws inspiration from the environment – both built and natural – local people and Celtic folklore.

Janine Kilroe: SOTA Gallery, Langdale Court, Witney

The Oxford Times: Rocking Sea Horse

12:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

Bicester-based Janine Kilroe cites as her source of inspiration the British Isles. Over 30 years she has been exploring Britain’s landscapes, our magnificent coastline and the impact that each changing season and the movement of wind and water have on both.

Preview of Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone at the Ashmolen Museum

The Oxford Times: Francis Bacon's Lying Figure in a Mirror

12:00am Thursday 5th September 2013

It may seem odd to pair these two,” said Richard Calvocoressi, Director of The Henry Moore Foundation, referring to the forthcoming autumn exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum that brings together works by Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. “Moore is all about structure, endurance, stability, and Bacon quite the contrary: dissolution, flux, the dissolving of flesh.”

A Grand Day Out: Art Jericho

The Oxford Times: Francis O’Neill’s Ruby Magic

12:00am Thursday 29th August 2013

Eight artists from East Oxford’s Magdalen Road Studios are taking their work out across the city to Art Jericho for a week.

Visiting With the Ancestors: The Blackfoot Shirts project, Pitt Rivers Museum

The Oxford Times: Visiting With the Ancestors: The Blackfoot Shirts project, Pitt Rivers Museum

12:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013

In the late 19th century, the Pitt Rivers acquired a group of Native American ceremonial shirts from a senior official of the Hudson Bay Company, who had collected them from the Blackfoot tribes when visiting the company’s fur trading stations in the 1840s.


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