About O3 Gallery

O3 Gallery Oxford

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O3 Gallery is a high quality, contemporary art space that offers the public affordable, original artwork, cards and gifts. The gallery is open to the public six days a week throughout the year and has no admission fee. Proudly describing itself as the friendliest gallery in Oxford, O3 Gallery endeavours to be a welcoming centre for artistic activity within the Oxford Castle site, and achieves this through the delivery of varied, high quality exhibitions and events related to all aspects of the arts, created for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the area.
The O3 space itself is presented as an unusual circular gallery on two half levels. Fitted with state of the art lighting and hanging systems, flagstone floors and painted stone walls, the Gallery combines contemporary design with the unique heritage of Oxford Prison. Adjoining the Malmaison Hotel, the Gallery is only a few steps away from Oxford Preservations Trusts' visitor attractions at the Castle and Mound.


Helen Statham – Director
Helen graduated with a First Class Honours Fine Art degree from Lancaster University, before moving to Oxford to study her MA in Interdisciplinary Contemporary Arts. Helen has a background in art practise and curating. Prior to joining the O3 Gallery she worked for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology during their £61 million redevelopment project, and co-presented radio 'culture show', The Hub, for the regional BBC. Helen directs all aspects of the O3 Gallery from sourcing, programming and curating exhibitions, to marketing, income generation and audience development.

Kate Zakrzewska – Gallery and Sales Manager
Kate graduated with a BA/Hons in Textile Design from The Nottingham Trent University before moving to Oxfordshire in 2006. Kate has a background in fashion retail management and visual merchandising and worked as Operations Manager for a niche e-commerce lingerie company for 4 years. Kate is an aspiring artist/maker in her own right. Kate manages all aspects of the day-to-day running of the O3 Gallery and retail space.

Rona – Senior Gallery Assistant
Rona has worked in the O3 Gallery since it's opening in 2006. She is also a practicing artist (oil painting).

Feng Ho – Sourcing and Buying
Feng is an award winning ethical fashion designer. Feng ensures that the O3 Gallery sells an array of desirable yet ethically sound 'art objects' in the form of jewellery and other design items. Feng has also worked on the O3 Gallery's ethical fashion events, including the Ethical Fashion Show and Fair which took place in March 2011 as part of Oxford Fashion Week and the O3's Ethical Fashion Symposium which took place at Oxford Brookes University, The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and the Malmaison Hotel in March 2012. 

Lydia Wright - Buying and Sourcing
Lydia has a First Class Honours degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London) from where she also obtained a Master's degree in 2012, receiving a Distinction. Since graduating Lydia has been working on several museum and library based projects across Oxford including at the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and at the Bodleian Library dealing with objects, archival records and cataloguing.

Joao Philippe Reid – Exhibitions and Events
An Art History postgraduate from University College London, JP has a background in curating and art criticism having worked at a number of galleries and collections in England and Scotland. JP is a contributor to the US Arts Blog Hyperallergic and co-curated the O3’s 2012 and 2013 summer exhibitions Wonderland, On These Magic Shores and Nonsense.

Shona Ritchie (General Gallery)
Jasmine Smart (General Gallery)
Emma Mansell (O3 Gallery Prize for Contemporary Art Criticism)

Casual Gallery Assistants
Constantine (Lex) Blintzios

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O3 Gallery Oxford Castle Oxford OX1 1AY
01865 246131
Open: Tues-Fri 12-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm, Closed Mondays.
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