Forthcoming Events at O3 Gallery

Forthcoming Events


Stitched Portraits

Harriet Riddell

Saturday 23rd May, 11-4pm    

Harriet Riddell is a Performance Mixed media Artist specialising in observational drawings in stitch. Her artwork responds to and interprets the transient world on to a permanent tapestry. To coincide with our current exhibition CRAFT: Counterpoints in Contemporary Making, Harriet will be in the gallery stitching live on Saturday 23rd May and is available to stitch your portrait.
Stitched portrait commissions are £50 per head; portraits take 20-30 minutes. If you would like to book a slot to have your portrait stitched, please call the gallery on 01865 246131..

Harriet Riddell

Oxford Art Prize

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015

As part of the inaugural Oxford Art Prize, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015 artists are invited to bring their own sketchbooks, paper, boards and canvases to a previously allocated location within Oxford and then work ‘en plein air’ creating a flurry of visible artistic activity across the city.
Please note: To take part in this event it is essential to register by midnight on 8th May 2015. Click here for more details.

Oxford Art Prize

Lewis Carroll the Surrealist: exploring the Wonderland of the unconscious mind
A talk by Mark Richards

Saturday 11th July 2015. 4-5pm    

In the 19th Century, Lewis Carroll explored the themes of dreams, unconscious thoughts and madness just as the Surrealists did in the mid 20th Century. Might we, then, regard the Oxford clergyman who wrote the Alice books as, himself, a “surrealist” and to what extent were the poets, writers and painters of the group influenced or inspired by his work. Mark Richards explores this thought-provoking subject in a very visual and lively presentation, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Image by Adriana Peliano.

Adriana Peliano

Signature Nails: Nail Art Workshop

Thursday 25th June 2015. 5-7pm. £25.    

Come along and create some beautiful geometric nail art designs inspired by O3 Gallery’s exhibition ‘Trigonometry’.  You will paint your designs onto artificial nails to take home at the end of the evening. The 2 hour workshop costs £25 and will be run by experienced nail technicians and tutors using professional techniques and products.
For more information and to book a space on the workshop, call 07717 825248 or email:

Adriana Peliano

Crafty Networking Event

Out of the Dark – Jay Blades

Thursday 30 July 2015, 18.00-20.00    

Out of the Dark’s Director, Jay Blades, joins us to discuss the importance of getting new generations involved in traditional crafts, and the transformative effect that such involvement can have on young people’s prospects. OTD is a charitable social enterprise repurposing disgarded objects and giving them a modern twist while in the process, training, educating and employing young people form disadvantaged backgrounds. Jay will discuss how OTD founders set up the project and have built the support needed to allow it to continue and flourish.

Jay Blades

Crafty Networking

Thursday 26 November 2015, 18.00-20.00    

Join us at the O3 Gallery in Oxford Castle Quarter for the last Crafty networking event of 2015. We’ll be looking at digital promotion for small craft businesses and how blogging can be used to build your business.

Crafty Networking at O3 Gallery

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