Oxfordshire Art Weeks is the longest-running and biggest event of its kind, with 450 studios across the county showing off the work of around 1,000 artists during May this year. In our area, around Wallingford, more than sixty artists will be showing their work. In Dorchester there will be exhibition of contemporary stylised embroidered textiles from Emma Louise Corry and unusual wall mounted ‘theatres’ by Adrian Brooks. Elsewhere
locally there will be woodwork displays at the Sylvia Wood Centre at Long Wittenham. In the same village there will also be paintings by Jane Duff and ceramics and jewellery by Gillian Diggle and Sarah Marchant. Other local exhibitions include a number of artists showing at Stewart Village Hall at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, including ‘digital painting’ and a group of six artists working in textiles, ceramics and wood showing work at Ewelme inspired by the fish and water around the watercress beds. Wallingford will host a range of artists working in different media.
The 34th Art Weeks opens in Oxford first from 7 to 15 May, before coming to South Oxfordshire. In Oxford there will be many venues across the city including cafes, shops and the covered market hosting exhibitions, as well as four Oxford colleges not usually open to the public. So you can see mosaics in the covered market, modern oil paintings in Caffe Nero, or a ‘Splash of Colour’ at Lady Margaret Hall.
In the final week, from 21 to 30 May, the exhibitions will be in North Oxfordshire.
The full programme will be available in early April., and with so many venues to choose from you can have a great time browsing through the brochure. Or you can just go to the local exhibitions where you see the signs and support our Dorchester artists.
Visit www.artweeks.org for full details.
Posted on April 17, 2016 in