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Paper Cutting Demonstration

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Christine Green

Sunday 13th April between 1-3pm.

Paper Cutting Demonstration with Christine Green.

 

 
 

One Thousand Cranes - Private View

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Kristin & Davy McGuire

Private view: Friday 4th April, 6pm - 8pm

Join us for special preview evening of 'One Thousand Cranes: An Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Making’,  giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and curators.

For further exhibition information click here.

 

 
 

Madgalen Road Studios: New Artists / New Work

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Tuesday 18th March 2014, 6-8pm
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Free  

Join artists from Magdalen Road Studios for a private viewing of their exhibition.


 

 
 

OFW2014 Photography Exhibition: Fashion Stories' Presentation Evening and Reception

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Tuesday 4th March 2014
Reception 6pm
Photographer Presentations 7pm
Free  

Join Oxford Fashion Week for a special reception evening for their 'OFW2014 Photography Exhibition: Fashion Stories' exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers.


 

 
     
 

Crafty Networking

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Crafty Networking is a collaborative programme between O3 Gallery, the VERVE project at the Pitt Rivers and Darn It & Stitch. Crafty Networking is an Initiative to support craft-workers, designers and artists to make positive connections with like-minded people. We endeavor to put makers, sellers, bloggers, buyers and enthusiasts in touch to discuss their work, share skills and interests, meet people who may be able to help with the commercial success of their work, and connect them with the rich and inspirational collections at the Pitt Rivers. Crafty networking events take places four times a year.

Previous Event:

Thursday 6 March 2014, 18.00-19.30
Pitt Rivers Museum
Free  

A relaxed evening of craft and design networking in the Pitt Rivers’ atmospheric galleries. Following a talk by basket weaver Sherry Doyal on her craft and its link to the collections of the Pitt Rivers, networkers are invited to connect with one another over a glass of wine. Practitioners, students, buyers, promoters, enthusiasts and the crafty curious all welcome. Do bring business cards and digital examples of your work. Display tables will be made available but due to conservation issues, we ask that you don't bring silk, natural wool, untreated organic material or wet products – if in doubt, drop Jozie ( jozie.kettle@prm.ox.ac.uk) an email. Cash bar.

Thursday 24th October 2013, 6-7pm
Pitt Rivers Museum
Free  

Join O3 Gallery, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch at the Pitt Rivers Museum for a relaxed event that will bring together individuals with a vested interest in the development of local and national craft. From buyers for shops and galleries, craft workers and artisans, to design teachers and the crafty curious, we are dedicated to building a network for all those involved and interested in craft and design.
 
Illustrator Phillip J Jones will give a short talk on his craft, commercial successes and the lessons he has learnt in the building of his brand. You will then be invited to connect with your fellow guests over a glass of wine!
 
Do bring digital examples of your work. Any objects brought into the Museum must be prearranged and dropped off at least two weeks in advance of the event. This is due to issues of conservation.
 
O3 Gallery runs Crafty Networking in partnership with The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch.


 

 
 

Unnatural Causes Exhibition Preview Evening

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Friday 24th January 2014, 5-7pm
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Free  

Join us for special preview evening of Unnatural Causes exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artist, Clair Chinnery. Read more here


 

 
 

Christmas Boutique Shopping Evening

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Thursday 12th December 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery 
Free

Escape the high street and indulge in a spot of stylish and relaxed late night Christmas shopping at O3 Gallery. Enjoy a complimentary drink and browse our eclectic range of gifts including hand-crafted ceramics, quirky stationary and art-object jewellery, as well as a selection of alternative contemporary Christmas cards. This event is open to all and goody bags will be presented to guests on arrival! 

Gifts will include; Tatty Devine’s witty and off-beat jewellery (listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world), prints and original illustrations by up-and-coming illustrators, Phillip J Jones, Hanna Melin, Isobel Kho and Holly Exley, up-cycled book-page accessories by the uber-cool brand Sweetly Wrapped, Cole of London’s quirky, historically-inspired gifts for the home and contemporary design classics by ceramicists Jo Davies and Ikuko Iwamoto, as well as many many more!

O3 Gallery's Christmas Boutique Shopping Evening goody bags - available to the early bird visitors - are kindly sponsored by the Oxford Malmaison, La Tasca, The Big Bang, Turl Street Kitchen and Shotover Brewery.

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The Snow Factory

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Friday 22nd November & Sunday 8th December 2013, 5-9pm (on the half hour).
Just outside O3 Gallery  

Snow Elves on Red Alert!

With the packing up of Oxford’s only beach at Oxford Castle Quarter this summer, a dark cloud has descended over the city. The result is that Oxford may be left entirely without snow this year. As we all know, the factory that produces Oxford’s snow is run on moonlight; it is the moonlight that gives snow its sparkle. Read more here


 

 
 

Day of Song

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Sunday 24 November 2013, 11:20am
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Free

Witness a local choir as they raise their voices together in song at O3 Gallery as part of Oxford Christmas' Day of Song event.


 

 
 

Screen Printing Drop-in with Heather Power

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Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2013, 1-3pm both days
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Free

Roll your sleeves up and get involved, with a little help from Heather Power who will be running participatory screen-printing demonstrations between 1-3pm on 23rd & 24th November. Participants will have the opportunity to make a beautiful bespoke gift tag to take home with them. This event is run as part of the O3 Gallery’s Christmas exhibition To the Clear Northern Skies and Great Western Woods. // Participatory fee £2. Free to watch the demonstrations.


 

 
 

Christmas Light Night

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Friday 22nd November 2013, 12-10pm.
O3 Gallery 

Escape the high street and indulge in a spot of stylish and relaxed late night Christmas shopping at O3 Gallery amidst our Christ exhibition 'To The Clear Northern Skies and Great Western'. Gifts will include; Tatty Devine’s witty and off-beat jewellery (listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world), prints and original illustrations by up-and-coming illustrators, Phillip J Jones, Hanna Melin, Isobel Kho and Holly Exley, up-cycled book-page accessories by the uber-cool brand Sweetly Wrapped, Cole of London’s quirky, historically-inspired gifts for the home and contemporary design classics by ceramicists Jo Davies and Ikuko Iwamoto, as well as many many more!

 

 
 

To The Clear Northern Skies & Great Western Woods Exhibition Preview Evening

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Friday 1st November 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery
Free

Join us for special preview evening of 'To The Clear Northern Skies & Great Western Woods' exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists, Jane Peart, Heather Power and Morna Rhys.


 

 
 

The Big Draw

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Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Time: 10am - 4pm
Castleyard, Free entry

Visit Oxford Castle Quarter and leave a chalk etching on the Castleyard paving stones, in a free nationwide annual event aimed at inspiring people to draw and explore their artistic abilities.

Inspired by this year's Big Draw theme of 'Draw Tomorrow' participants will be encouraged to draw their visions of the future.

To see last years drawing click here

The Big Draw at Oxford Castle is kindly supported by Broad Canvas. See website here


 

 
 

Crafty Networking Evening

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Thursday 24th October 2013, 6-7pm
Pitt Rivers Museum 
Free

Join O3 Gallery, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch at the Pitt Rivers Museum for a relaxed event that will bring together individuals with a vested interest in the development of local and national craft. From buyers for shops and galleries, craft workers and artisans, to design teachers and the crafty curious, we are dedicated to building a network for all those involved and interested in craft and design.

Illustrator Phillip J Jones will give a short talk on his craft, commercial successes and the lessons he has learnt in the building of his brand. You will then be invited to connect with your fellow guests over a glass of wine!

Do bring digital examples of your work. Any objects brought into the Museum must be prearranged and dropped off at least two weeks in advance of the event. This is due to issues of conservation.

O3 Gallery runs Crafty Networking in partnership with The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch.


 

 
 

The Isles of Colour Exhibition Preview Evening

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Friday 27th September 2013, 6-8pm
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Free

Join us for special preview evening of 'The Isles of Colour' exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artist, Anna Dillon.

 

 
 

Oxford Open Doors

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Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2012, 11am-4pm

Come along to O3 Gallery and take part in our special Oxford Open Doors Creation Station; children and adults alike are welcomed to add their insights and impressions of Oxford 

 

 
 

Sand Sculpting Competition

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Saturday 7th September, from 2-4pm, winner announced at 4pm.
The Oxford Beach (next to O3 Gallery)
Free

On Saturday 7th September, the O3 Gallery is hosting a Sand Sculpting competition on the Oxford Beach, right in the heart of the historic Castle Quarter. Bring friends or your family, and with guidance from O3 staff and local artist Phillip J. Jones, it promises to be a fun afternoon!

The winning sculpture will win a meal for two at The Big Bang.

Whether it’s just a castle or something more elaborate, we look forward to seeing what you can create!

 

 
 

The Nearness of Gold: Bath Spa Porthleven Prize Exhibition Preview Evening

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Friday 6th September 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery
Free

Join us for special preview evening of 'The Nearness of Gold: Bath Spa Porthleven Prize' exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and curators.
 
In May 2013 the newly created Bath Spa Porthleven Prize sent 5 Bath Spa students on a ten-day residency to the Porthleven Lifeboat Art Studio, in the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, South Cornwall. Whilst there, the students worked together to produce a body of collaborative artwork in a number of disciplines including performance and text, as well as visual art. In September 2013 the culmination of the artwork produced by these early career artists will be presented in the form of this contemporary art exhibition. On a journey from one history rich location to another, the artwork in this exhibition will communicate the essence of Cornish maritime existence, both in modern terms and historically. Taking inspiration from local Cornish folklore tales and the stories of current inhabitants of the harbour village, as well as referencing the physical materials of the site, the participating students have skilfully woven together all aspects of their Porthleven experience to produce a contemporary creative vision of this special location.

 

 
 

The Oxford Beach

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Summer 2013

For further details click here

 

 
 

Longing For Freedom Private View

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Special Selection by the medical arts society

Tuesday 27th August 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

Join the artists and curators for a private viewing of this exhibition.

 

 
 

Special Selection By the Medical Art Society and Friends Private View

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Special Selection by the medical arts society

Tuesday 13th August 2013, 5-7pm
O3 Gallery

Join artists from the Medical Art Society and their contemporaries for a private viewing of their exhibition.

 

 
 

Paintings by Olindina Silva Rœthlisberger Private View

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Olindina Silva

Friday 9th August 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

Join artist Olindina Silva Rœthlisberger for a private viewing of her exhibition.

 

 
 

Alice's Day Storytelling

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Saturday 6th July, 2:30-3:15pm
O3 Gallery, free entry

 'Delightfully scroobious, or uffishly vorpal? ‘Nonsense’ is the theme for this year’s Alice’s Day. 
 
Join us at the O3 Gallery for tales down the rabbit hole with Storytelling Laureate Katrice Horsley.

Join Alice, the Mad Hatter and friends for a whirlwind of nonsensical free events in more than 20 of Oxford’s historic locations and world-class venues. Exhibitions, tea parties, street performances, talks, trails and activities will take you to some of Oxford’s most beautiful landmarks. Click here to find out more about Alice’s Day and the events taking place across Oxford.

In association with the Storytelling Museum.

 

 
 

Neal's Yard Pamper Afternoon Drop-in

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Sunday 23rd June 2013, 1-4pm
O3 Gallery, £3 admission (redeemable against purchase)

Been spending a bit too much time soaking up the sunshine before it disappears? Rejuvenate your skin with independent Neal’s Yard consultant, Leyla Okhai, for a pampering session at the O3 Gallery. Pop in to learn more about natural organic products and hear some summer skin care tips. Suitable for ages 8+.

Please click here to RSVP


 

 
 

Nonsense Exhibition Preview Evening

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Picture: Drew Turner

Friday 21st June 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

Join us for special preview evening of 'Nonsense' exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and curators.

For further exhibition information click here.


 

 
 

Meet the Illustrator / On These Magic Shores Closing Party

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Picture: Yee Ting

Sunday 16th June 2013, 3-4pm
O3 Gallery

Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with the artists involved in the 'On These Magic Shores' Exhibition, talk to them about their inspiration and creative process over a cup of tea and biscuits!.

For further exhibition information click here.


 

 
 

Crafty Networking Event

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Thursday 13th June 6-7pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

O3 Gallery and The Pitt Rivers Museum present Crafty Networking; join us for an evening of free social networking on Thursday 13th June between 6-7pm.  This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, design & technology teachers, buyers looking for unique items made by local artisans, and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill. If you are a designer-maker please DO bring a small photo album/i-pad along so that you can show examples of your work, also don't forget to bring your business cards! Please DON'T bring any products with you.

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Dancin' Oxford & Crossover Dance Projects presents: TRA^VERSE - Under Riding, Over Arching

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Oxford Castle Quarter
Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2013
5pm (with preview performances from 4.30pm)
Free event

Following on from the fantastic success with last year’s event, Dancin’ Oxford will once again take over the grounds of one of Oxford’s oldest sites this Summer and bring it alive with dance and music. A large cast of professional and community performers from Oxford and Japan will take you on a journey around, and through, the spaces of Oxford Castle.

Devised and directed by Cecilia Macfarlane, the performances explore, with 150 dancers of all ages performing each night, the bridges that we make between cultures and between art forms. No booking is needed, just bring your family and friends for this fabulous free feast of dance and music in one of Oxford’s oldest sites. The event will last about 90 minutes.

Featuring: Crossover Dance Company, DugOut, Oxford Youth Dance, Oxford youth Dance Company, Slipstream, Tac-au-Tac, Wale_WaleWorks Dance Theatre and community dancers.

NB: Limited capacity for full show – to ensure access come early.
www.dancinoxford.co.uk


 

 
 

Artweeks Preview Evening

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Friday 3rd May 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

Join us for special preview evening of the 'On These Magic Shores' exhibition, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists and curators. Also help us celebrate the beginning of Oxfordshire Artweeks, along with this year's Mary Moser Prize Winner, Caroline Meynell, and the student artists exhibiting work across Oxford Castle Quarter. For further information click here.


 

 
 

Kymmata: One Day Exhibition of Sound & Motion Art, plus Evening Audio Performance by Lake Dysmal

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Picture by: Lee Riley

Exhibition: Tuesday 30th April, 11am-5:30pm
Evening Audio Performance: Tuesday 30th April, 6pm-7pm
O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle Quarter, Free entry

Taking its name from the Greek word for waves, Kymmata is a one day exhibition of artwork by four diverse contemporary practitioners, both established and up-and-coming. Curated by Lex Blintzios, a recent graduate of Oxford Brookes University’s MA in Contemporary Arts & Music, the project’s aim is to provide the viewer with a spectrum of sound and motion experience that ranges from the recognisable to the abstracted. As such, Kymmata will present a stimulating, vibrant and immersive collage of artworks that outline different facets of an audiovisual context, while also connecting to and encompassing the fields of sonic art and composition.

Read The Press Release Here

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Kostis Kylimis
For Kymmata Kostis Kylimis will be presenting his 2013 work Invention of Memory (2). This two-channel audio recording of environmental abstraction is the latest in a series of pieces made using audio and video material captured in Headington, Oxfordshire. Distinct musical phrases are abstracted from a largely formless bulk of raw material, in an attempt to sculpt a narrative in time. Shaping our perception of sound, Invention of Memory (2) will deal with the manifestation of its presence within the O3 Gallery space.

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Lee Riley
Lee Riley’s installation Guitar (drag) derives from his performance art pieces which explored the extended techniques of guitar playing via the surfaces a guitar interacts with whilst being dragged along. Riley’s contribution to Kymmata will reveal the aftermath of these performances through an audio-visual installation, featuring the guitar as a visual centre piece along with excerpts of audio recordings.

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Claire Davis
Claire Davis will showcase The Walk, a site-specific projection based on the history of the O3 Gallery as a prison wing, where executions were held next door and prisoners exercised within its circular space. Made up of a written narrative in which one of the many prisoners takes his last steps to the gallows, the words will construct the form of his lifeless body, a shadow on the wall and a metaphor for the many lives that were lived out and lost in this very building.

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Lake Dysmal
Alternative sound artist Lake Dysmal will exhibit The Drop, a site-specific, interactive audio installation. Using the split level lay-out of the O3 Gallery, The Drop is intended to be an observation on the disconnection between the physical production of sound and the sounds achievable in our technological age.

Lake Dysmal will culminate Kymmata with a live evening audio performance. Employing idiosyncratic beat-driven methods of production and alternative DJ practice, this is a chance to witness a live, experimental performance of sound art that breaks free from the mould of conventional concerts or gigs. 

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O3 Gallery Craft Boutique @ Woodstock Town Hall

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Saturday 6th April, 10am-5pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Come along and see us at Woodstock Town Hall on Saturday 6th April (10am-5pm) where we'll be temping visitors with some of our gorgeous arty cards and gifts!.

 

 
 

City & Shoreline by Susan Isaac Exhibition Preview

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Friday 5th April 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Join us for a special preview evening of Susan Isaac’s exhibition, where visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the artwork with the artist. In this exhibition the tranquil harbour inlets of the Cornish coast are contrasted with the cobbled streets of Oxford in a collection of contemporary landscape paintings.

See the exhibition page here

 

 
 

Crafty Networking Event

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Thursday 14th March 6-7pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry
Presented in association with Darn it & Stitch
www.darnitandstitch.com

Crafty Networking is back for 2013! Join us for an evening of free social networking on Thursday 14th March between 6-7pm.  This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, buyers looking for unique items made by local artisans, and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill. If you are a designer-maker please DO bring a small photo album/i-pad along so that you can show examples of your work, also don't forget to bring your business cards! Please DON'T bring any products with you.

 

 
 

Affecting Perception Events Timetable

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March

Speaker

Title

Venue

Tue 5th

Dominic ffytche

The Art of Visual Hallucinations

Magdalen Road Studios

Wed 6th

Glyn Humphreys

Fractionating Vision: What disorders

of vision tell us about art

Fusion Arts Centre

  Sunil Pawar An artist’s experience of epilepsy  

Sun 10th

Luke Jerram

Art inspired by neuroscience

Modern Art Oxford

Tues 12th

Charles Spence

Visual perception, synaesthesia and art

Science Oxford

(with Café Scientifique)

Wed 13th

Fabian Peake

Poetry reading: Mervyn Peake

Fusion Arts Centre

  Lauren Cooney Play reading: An Anagram  

Wed 20th

Klaus Podoll & Ignatius Brennan

Migraine Art: In conversation

Fusion Arts Centre

Sun 24th

Sebastian Crutch

William Utermohlen and

Alzheimer’s disease

Modern Art Oxford

Tue 26th

Jon Adams & Simon Baron-Cohen

Autism, Asperger’s & Art: In

conversation

Magdalen Road Studios

Wed 27th

Jon Sarkin

Not not making art

Fusion Arts Centre


Click here to book your place at the above talks

 

 
 

Affecting Perception Preview

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Friday 1st March, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

Join us for special preview evening of this exhibition, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists and curators. For further information click here.


 

 
 

Neal's Yard Pamper Evening

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Friday 15th February, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

O3 Gallery welcome Leyla Okhai, Independent Neal's Yard consultant, for an evening of relaxation and pampering. Join us and learn more about natural, organic products, how to relax and make sure you stay well for the winter. You will also have the choice of a complementary hand massage or facial. Open to all ( ages 8+).

To book your place at the event visit O3 Gallery during our opening hours (Tues-Fri 12-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm) and leave a £3 deposit (which can be redeemed against any Neal's Yard purchase made on the evening of the event). We advise you to book early as places are limited.


 

 
 

Norman Rechter and Students from the Hunsdon House Art Group Private View

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Tuesday 19th February 2013, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery

oin artist Norman Rechter and his students from the Hunsdon House Art Group for a private viewing of their exhibition.

For further information click here.


 

 
 

Drawing Show II, Filament 14 Private View

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Friday 8th February, 5:30-7pm
O3 Gallery

Join artists from Magdalen Road Studios for a private viewing of their exhibition: Drawing Show II, Filament 14. For further information click here.


 

 
 

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Friday 14th December 2012, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Escape the high street and indulge in a spot of stylish and relaxed late night Christmas shopping at O3 Gallery. Browse our eclectic range of hand-crafted ceramics, quirky stationary and sustainable jewellery, as well as a selection of alternative contemporary Christmas cards. First twenty guests will receive a complementary drink on arrival. 
 
Gifts will include; Tatty Devine’s witty and off-beat jewellery (listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world), prints and original illustrations by up-and-coming illustrators, Phillip J Jones, Hanna Melin, Isobel Kho and Holly Exley, up-cycled chocolate-wrapper and comic book accessories by the uber-cool brand Sweetly Wrapped, Cole of London’s quirky, historically-inspired gifts for the home and contemporary design classics by ceramicists Jo Davies and Ikuko Iwamoto, as well as many many more!

Festive Offer!
Our newest neighbours The Big Bang and Mullered Wine Bar are offering a discount for all those who attend our buying evenings across the Christmas period 2012.  

The Big Bang is offering £2 off any meal purchased on the night for attendees to the O3 and Mullered are offering £2 off any glass of mulled wine or cider, to ensure you're feeling Festive as we dive headlong towards Christmas
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image: Jo Davies

 

 
 

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Thursday 6th December 2012, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Escape the high street and indulge in a spot of stylish and relaxed late night Christmas shopping at O3 Gallery. Browse our eclectic range of hand-crafted ceramics, quirky stationary and sustainable jewellery, as well as a selection of alternative contemporary Christmas cards. First twenty guests will receive a complementary drink on arrival. 
 
Gifts will include; Tatty Devine’s witty and off-beat jewellery (listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world), prints and original illustrations by up-and-coming illustrators, Phillip J Jones, Hanna Melin, Isobel Kho and Holly Exley, up-cycled chocolate-wrapper and comic book accessories by the uber-cool brand Sweetly Wrapped, Cole of London’s quirky, historically-inspired gifts for the home and contemporary design classics by ceramicists Jo Davies and Ikuko Iwamoto, as well as many many more!

Festive Offer!
Our newest neighbours The Big Bang and Mullered Wine Bar are offering a discount for all those who attend our buying evenings across the Christmas period 2012.  

The Big Bang is offering £2 off any meal purchased on the night for attendees to the O3 and Mullered are offering £2 off any glass of mulled wine or cider, to ensure you're feeling Festive as we dive headlong towards Christmas
.

 

 
 

Helen and Douglas House storytelling

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November 24th 11am - 12noon
O3 Gallery, Free entry

It is the 30th anniversary of Helen and Douglas House. Please join us and support a very special charity with a very special storytelling event. Lots of fun and laughter as the children make 30th birthday cards and listen to a selection of fun stories and rhymes led by local actress Lucy Walters. The birthday cards will be presented to the charity. A suggested £2 donation.

 

 
 

Christmas Light Night

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chorus

Friday 23rd November 2012
O3 Gallery, Open until 10pm. Free entry

CHORUS: A monumental installation of kinetic sound sculptures
Fri 23rd Nov, 5pm, 7.30pm and 9pm
Sat 24th Nov, 6pm and 8pm
Free

 
Chorus is a collective of monumental and transfixing sound sculptures. Towering high above the audience, giant metal tripods with rotating arms sing out hypnotic siren calls creating a pulsating harmonic drone. Red lights whirl like a swarm of fireflies, or of planets in motion, like mesmerising orbits of colour.
 
Chorus is an impressive installation of kinetic sound sculptures by the creator of the internationally successful ‘Siren’, an indoor work that has toured three continents, and enraptured audiences from Amsterdam to Auckland and from Melbourne to Minneapolis.
 
Chorus has been co-commissioned by OCM and Newbury Corn Exchange and will be part of Oxford’s 2012 Christmas Light Night.

 

 
 

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Friday 16th November 2012, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Escape the high street and indulge in a spot of stylish and relaxed late night Christmas shopping at O3 Gallery. Browse our eclectic range of hand-crafted ceramics, quirky stationary and sustainable jewellery, as well as a selection of alternative contemporary Christmas cards. First twenty guests will receive a complementary drink on arrival. 
 
Gifts will include; Tatty Devine’s witty and off-beat jewellery (listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world), prints and original illustrations by up-and-coming illustrators, Phillip J Jones, Hanna Melin, Isobel Kho and Holly Exley, up-cycled chocolate-wrapper and comic book accessories by the uber-cool brand Sweetly Wrapped, Cole of London’s quirky, historically-inspired gifts for the home and contemporary design classics by ceramicists Jo Davies and Ikuko Iwamoto, as well as many many more!

Festive Offer!
Our newest neighbours The Big Bang and Mullered Wine Bar are offering a discount for all those who attend our buying evenings across the Christmas period 2012.  

The Big Bang is offering £2 off any meal purchased on the night for attendees to the O3 and Mullered are offering £2 off any glass of mulled wine or cider, to ensure you're feeling Festive as we dive headlong towards Christmas
.

 

 
 

Jane Strother Exhibition Preview

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Friday 12th October, 6-8pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Join us for a special preview evening of Jane Strother’s exhibition, where visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the artwork with the artist. Jane Strother’s work brings 'ordinary' landscapes to the fore in paintings of attentively observed orchids, cowslips and other natural wonders.

 

 
 

The Big Draw

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Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October
Time: 10am - 4pm
Castleyard, Free entry

Visit the Oxford Castle Quarter and leave a chalk etching on the Castleyard paving stones, in a free nationwide annual event aimed at inspiring people to draw and explore their artistic abilities.

Inspired by this year's Big Draw theme of exploring the universality and power of line by using it to map familiar and unfamiliar journeys, or to describe your city, town or region; we are inviting members of the public to draw historic, imagined and real journeys within Oxford across a large map of the city, taking place in Castle Yard.

The Big Draw at Oxford Castle is kindly supported by Broad Canvas. See website here

Broadcanvas

 

 
 

Storytelling: Woodland Tales

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16th September (Sunday) at 11.30 am for 30 minutes
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Inspired by the sculpture and materials spanning Christopher Townsend's work, join local actress Lucy Walters for a fun look at 'Woodland Tales'. Suitable for children under 7 years of age.

 

 
 

Oxford Open Doors

O3 gallery
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Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2012, 11am-4pm

Come along to O3 Gallery and take part in our special Oxford Open Doors Creation Station; children and adults alike are welcomed to add their insights and impressions of Oxford.

 

 
 

Storytelling: Literary Landscapes

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Saturday 1st September 2012, 11.30 am – Midday
O3 Gallery, Free entry

Join us for a storytelling session inspired by Jane Hope's paintings of Oxford with actress Lucy Walters. Lucy will be sharing poetry and prose from local writers and beyond. Suitable for any age, this promises to be a charming event and a perfect opportunity to take a look at Jane's paintings alongside a dose of literary fun. Don't forget to bring a cushion for extra comfort!

 

 
 

Sculpture by Christopher Townsend Exhibition Preview

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Wednesday 5th September 2012, 6-8pm

Join us for a special preview evening of Christopher Townsend’s exhibition, where visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the artwork with the artist. In this exhibition Townsend will showcase works that capture the energy of nature, in lines and forms that will cut and curve their way through the gallery.

Read the press release here

 

 
 

Jane Hope Preview

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Wednesday 8th August, 6-8pm

Join us for a special preview evening of Jane Hope’s exhibition, where visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the artwork with the artist. Celebrating the everyday, Hope’s joyous paintings portray streets and fields from Oxford and beyond.

For further information click here

 

 
 

'The Art of Alice'Talk by Mark Richards

 
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Wednesday 18th July
Doors open at 6.15pm
O3 Gallery, Free entry


Mark Richards, chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society, will talk about "The Art of Alice: from early illustration to contemporary Wonderlands".
 
Image: Adriana Peliano

 

 
 

'Sung Through the Looking Glass' presented by Goldsmiths Music

 
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Thursday 12th July.
Doors open at 6.15pm

An evening of live music and film screenings by graduating Goldsmiths Popular Music students and staff exploring surreal narratives, folk tales, 'other' worlds and characters.

Performances and works by Toulouse Wolfe, Roisin Brophy, Jamie Coe and Lisa Busby.

 

 
 

Wonderful Wonderland Storytelling Sessions

 
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Gather in O3 Gallery*, Castle Street Square, Oxford Castle Quarter
Saturday 7th July, 11am, 2pm, 3pm
FREE ENTRY


Celebrating the significance of this being the 150th anniversary of very first telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (on 4 July 1862) local actress and storyteller Lucy Walters will immerse her audience into Chapter 7 of the fantastical tale bringing Lewis Carroll's story to life through intimate, animated 20 to 30minute long storytelling sessions that aim to inspire a love for this frabjous literature. Please gather in O3 Gallery, *storytelling will take place in Castle Gardens, weather permitting, otherwise inside O3 Gallery where space is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

This event is suitable for children of 4 years and over
www.oxfordcastle.com / www.storymuseum.org.uk/alice

 

 
 

Performance by Lisa Busby

 
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Saturday 21 July at 3pm and Sunday 22 July at 12 noon
O3 Gallery, Free entry


Busby will be performing an experimental DJ set within and with her installation, manipulating a series of ephemeric 'readymades' which she has converted into interactive audio playback devices to explore combinations of newly composed music with existing musical texts and settings of the Alice stories.

 

 
 

Wonderland Preview

 
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Friday 6th July, 6-8pm

Join us for special preview evening of this exhibition, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists and curators.
For further information click here

 

 
 

Donning Oxford – Meet the Makers Event

 
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Sunday 1st July 12-4pm.

Members of the public are invited to meet the artists involved in the Donning Oxford Exhibition and to talk to them about their inspiration and creative process over a cup of tea and biscuits!

Image: "Plants" by Li Chu Wu

 

 
 

Donning Oxford Preview

 
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Friday 1st June, 6-8pm.

Join us for special preview evening of this exhibition, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists and curators.
For further information click here

 

 
 

Public talk by The Caravan Gallery

 
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O3 Gallery, Wednesday 9th May, 6pm.

The artists will talk about their work, their travels and discoveries in Oxford. Free entry.

To book a place email info@o3gallery.co.uk
For more information click here

 

 
 

Dance des Cariarides by Compagnie Retouramont

 
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Castle Street Square, Oxford Castle Quarter
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March, 7.30pm (arrive early to get a good view)


Following their breathtaking and tremendously successful performance in Oxford Castle Quarter as part of Dancin' Oxford 2011, French aerial dance company Compagnie Retouramont returns to Oxford with a UK premiere. Danse des Cariatides is a visually stunning, multi-layered spectacle, performed by 6 dancers, fusing aerial dance, sound score and projection. With the walls of Oxford Castle as a breathtaking backdrop, this free outdoor event is not to be missed.

 

 
 

Marking Time - Digital Dance Installation

 
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O3 Gallery in Castle Street Square and Punishment Cells in Castle Gardens 
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March, 4pm to 9pm (performances 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 9pm)
FREE


Drawing from the mundanity of prison life, the chores that prisoners were forced to carry out, and the idea that time weighs heavy when one is deprived of freedom, Digital Prisoners present a thought-provoking, interactive installation within the O3 Gallery and the atmospherically loaded Punishment Cells in Castle Gardens. The project is part of a Dancin' Oxford scheme to foster new collaborations between dance artists and creative technologists. The installations will be available to explore on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March from 4pm to 9pm with performances taking place at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 9pm. Please enter O3 Gallery via the entrance in Castle Gardens.

Commissioned by Dancin' Oxford, with production support from Film Oxford. More information visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk.

 

 
 

Ethical Fashion Symposium

 
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Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March 2012
Curated by O3 Gallery
Supported by Oxford Fashion Week


O3 Gallery is proud to present a series of talks on the subject of Ethical Fashion. Bringing together a diverse panel of ethical pioneers – from academics to stylists and artisans, they will discuss the issues surrounding Fair Trade, Biodiversity, Ethical Consumerism and Ethical Luxury

Curated by O3 Gallery,
Supported by Oxford Fashion Week .


To Buy Your Tickets CLICK HERE

 
 
 
     
 

TALK: Fairtrade Fashion: Weaving the Fabric of Society
Friday 9th March, 2:30-4pm
Oxford Brookes University - Main Lecture Theatre
£5 per ticket
(£4 for Students or OAPs – when show with NUS or bus pass cards on the door of the event)


The dilemma that is created from women producing clothes for the multi-national garment industry as opposed to utilizing indigenous skills – does it matter if these skills are lost?- The impact of the globalizing economy on women who are expected to conform to traditional roles – the empowerment of entrepreneurship.- Have fair-trade projects benefited communities? Are we helping to subsidies unsustainable industries by supporting fair-trade initiatives, and are we romanticizing the idea of fair-trade?

Case-studies (SPINNA andTFD) Organizations working towards creating networks of designers & fair-trade artisans.
Speakers: Prof Jeremy MacClancy, Tamsin Barber, Nicola Thornley, Illaria Pasquinelli.

   
 
     
 

TALK: Sustainable style: How to be an Ethical Consumer
Saturday 10th March, 2-4pm
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden
£5 per ticket
(£4 for Students or OAPs – when show with NUS or bus pass cards on the door of the event)


The impact of fashion, textiles & jewellery industry on the environment – the destruction it's caused and what society can do to minimise it. Are ethical certifications the answer?  Is transparency of the fashion supply chain achievable?  A look at the Fairtrade and Fairmined certification for gold.

The slow fashion movement – working towards sustainable consumption. The importance of the brand story for 'sustainable marketing'. Practical ways to achieve a stylish wardrobe.
Speakers: Veronica Crespi, Pamela Ravasio, Ute Decker, Elizabeth Laskar

   
 
     
 

TALK: Ethical Luxury: Squaring the Circle
Sunday 11th March, 3-5pm
Malmaison Hotel, Oxford Castle Quarter - The Visitors Room
£5 per ticket
(£4 for Students or OAPs – when show with NUS or bus pass cards on the door of the event)


Can luxury goods be ethical? How designers are working to challenge our perception of luxury in the modern day.

Hand made in Britain: the rebirth of British manufacturing. How traditional techniques and innovative modern processes are used by ethical designers.

The impact of cheaper manufacturing on the luxury market. Does the democratisation of luxury indicate the end of elitism?
Speakers: Ingrid Vercruyssen, Chris Hewitt, Lucy Tammam

   
 
 
 
 

Crumple's Eco Jewellery Launch

 
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Tuesday 6th March 2012
6.30 - 8pm 
Please RSVP here


To coincide with Fair Trade Fortnight and in support of the UN Decade of Bio-diversity, on Tuesday 6th March Crumple launches their summer collection of eco jewellery at the O3 Gallery.

Mimicking the simplicity and finesse of origami, each pair of earrings is carefully hand crafted in the UK out of beautiful eco materials including non-toxic, non-solvent acid free glues and responsibly sourced paper and card. The hooks are sterling silver so nearly everyone can wear the earrings. Once the earrings have been loved the wearer is given the option to recycle or compost them. If recycling facilities aren't available everything can be posted back to Crumple.

The collection has been inspired by the spectacular 1960s disposable paper dress sensation and the temporal beauty of land-art. Crumple design duo, eco fashion consultant Elizabeth Laskar and artist Jezella Pigott combine fashion and art to produce earrings that are eye catching, carry a positive story and designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Crumple's first collection is called 'Paper Tales' as each style tells a story about our environment.

The O3 Gallery will host the launch of the collection and scrumptious delights of honey cake, made by local cafe Oxfork using local honey from Brightwell Bees and Fosseway Honey will be served. There will also be an opportunity to see a Bee Haus designed by Omlet for urban bee keeping over a glass of fair trade wine and juice.

For every pair of earrings sold Crumple put 20p into a fund dedicated to conservation projects around the world.

The collection will be on sale on the night and will continue to be stocked at the O3 Gallery. Entry to the launch event is free however it is essential to RSVP here.

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Bill Heine talks about:
The Hunting of the Shark'

 
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Thursday 1st March 2012
6:30 – 8pm

Bill Heine talks about his latest book 'The Hunting of The Shark' which discusses for the very first time how the bizarre 25-foot fibreglass sculpture was conceived, constructed, erected and kept up on the roof against the full blast of Oxford City bureaucracy.

 

 
 

Calling All Oxfordshire Students

 
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Opportunity to exhibit in Oxford Castle venues as part of Artweeks 2012! 


To celebrate Artweeks' 30th Birthday, students are invited to consider the idea of 'The Passing of Time' and enter artwork within that theme to be exhibited in the restaurants and café's at Oxford Castle as part of Artweeks in May 2012! This competition is open to all current students who either originate from or who are studying within Oxfordshire and work within the media of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or digital imaging. Supporting each selected student through every stage of the exhibition process, not only is this a fantastic exhibition opportunity for Oxford's up-and-coming artists, but it is also an invaluable commercial exercise.

To apply simply complete and return the application form (along with up to 3 digital images of each proposed artwork) to: info@o3gallery.co.uk.

Download your Application Form and Terms & Conditions documents here

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MIDNIGHT 19th FEBRUARY 2012


 

 
 

Crafty Networking Event

 
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Wednesday 8th February 2012, 6-8pm
Free entry


This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, buyers looking for unique items made by local artisans and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill. The O3 Gallery aims to bring Oxford's vibrant craft community together in this free social networking event. If you are a designer-maker please DO bring a small photo album/i-pad along so that you can show examples of your products, also don't forget your business cards! Please DON'T bring any products with you.

 

 
 

Site Specific Installation/Happening

 
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Wednesday 1st February 2012, 6-6:30pm
and Saturday 4th February 2012, 2-2:30pm
O3 Gallery
Free entry


As part of the Art Teachers Exhibition Rhiannon Evans will create a site specific installation and 'happening' using rope and thread, reflecting the history of the O3 Gallery and Oxford Castle by demonstrating entanglement, capture and attempts at escape.

 

 
 

Cool 'n' Groovy Children's Craft Workshops

 
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O3 Gallery
Monday 12th December 2011


Community artist Groovy Sue talks to BBC Oxford's Jo Theones about the Children's Christmas Craft Workshops at O3 Gallery.

Click here to hear the interview

 

 
 

Christmas Shopping Event

 
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O3 Gallery
Thursday 8th December, 5-8pm


O3 Gallery will be serving up something special on the evening of Thursday 8th December, providing you with the opportunity to find that unique Christmas gift that you've been hunting for. Come in out of the cold and browse a special selection of the finest hand-made art and design objects. These will include a range of gifts made by some of the most exciting designer-makers working in the South East region such as Tatty Devine, Tamsin Leighton-Boyce, Judith Condor-Vidal, Sweetly Wrapped and Liliia. The lucky first 30 visitors will also receive a goody bag on arrival. This stylish, relaxed shopping experience will offer a refreshing alternative to the High Street this December.

Photo credit: Tamsin Leighton-Boyce.

Visit Oxford City Guide HERE for details on how to win an alpaca scarf by participating designer Holly Dutton of Bobbie's Boutique.

See below for details of the 'art-objects' that will be available to buy at O3 Gallery's Boutique Christmas Shopping Event:

 
 

Tatty Devine

Follow in the footsteps of Bjork, Claudia Schiffer and Beth Ditto by buying something from the witty, offbeat jewellery brand Tatty Devine, listed by Dazed and Confused as one of the Top 50 coolest brands in the world.
Price Guide: £9 - £51.

 
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Anyone Can Play Guitar

Jon Spira's 'Rockumentry' film highlights the story of Radiohead, Ride, Supergrass, Foals, Swervedriver, Talulah Gosh and the local music scene that spawned them. This DVD is the perfect gift for any music lover!

 
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Sweetly Wrapped

Wallets, purses, passport holders and card holders that look good enough to eat! Each product is handmade with care, using recycled crisp and sweet wrappers that are then encased sturdy wipe clean vinyl.
Price Guide: £6 - £15.

 
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Tamsin Leighton Boyce

One-off pieces of jewellery created from reclaimed and recycled objects and materials. Tamsin uses hand-produced tools and labour intensive processes such as enamelling, to add symbolic value to both image and material. 
Price Guide: £25 - £140.

 
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The Hunting of the Shark

Told by Bill Heine who commissioned the 'Headington Shark', this book spills the guts for the very first time on how the bizarre 25-foot fibreglass sculpture was conceived, constructed, erected and kept up on the roof against the full blast of Oxford City bureaucracy.
Price Guide: £14.99

 
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Bobbie's Boutique

Bobbie's Boutique is an independent ethical fashion label, based in the beautiful Cotswold town of Charlbury. Working from her studio, designer Holly Dutton takes inspiration from all things romantic, nostalgic and vintage.
Price Guide: £8 - £48

 
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Everything Alice

Alice's fantastical adventures in wonderland provide the inspiration for this book which contains a charming and original collection of 50 craft & cookery makes.
Price Guide: £14.99

 
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Made by Loulabelle

Made by Loulabelle creates handbags, clutches and other accessories from vintage and recycled materials. Individually hand-crafted and sewn to a high standard in a little house just outside Oxford, each item is unique, and designed to be both functional and beautiful.
Price Guide: £4.95 - £50

 
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Pat Johnson

An exquisite set of enamelled bowls, created using the technique of melting coloured glass powders on to a metal surface.
Price Guide: £45 - £65

 
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Nylon Sky

Jewellery born out of a love for geometric pattern and cutting things out with lasers.
Price Guide: £8 - £24.75

 
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Liliia

An assortment of accessories created by combining hand painted fabrics and traditional methods of hand-stitching with digital embroidery, and digital print.
Price Guide: £6 - £45

 
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Anabelle Lou

Anabelle Lou uses vintage, found and floral fabrics to make one-of-a-kind beads. These are then used to create unique items of jewellery. Let out your feminine side in these floral beauties! 
Price Guide: £6 - £24.50

 
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Vintage Vinyl Creations

Vintage Vinyl Creations turns unwanted albums and singles into attractive cake stands, bowls, pots and bookends.
Price Guide: £5 - £15

 
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Unsilent Night

 
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Friday 2nd December

Grab a ghetto blaster for a spine-tingling Christmas street promenade
Phil Kline's Unsilent Night is a heart warming musical creation of twinkling percussion, ethereal voices and resonating bell sounds that takes the form of a street promenade in which everyone performs. Anyone can join in, you just need something to amplify the music (from ghetto blaster to laptop) and a copy of Unsilent Night. The promenade will take this magical music through the streets of Oxford, becoming part of a worldwide phenomenon that began in New York 19 years ago.

"Unsilent Night immerses the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells" The New York Times

"the music itself was beautifully suited to the place and the time. Oxford Contemporary Music have, yet again, opened our eyes and ears to the most unusual of performance locations, this time by taking music to the places we see as the most commonplace and bringing people together to share it." Music in Oxford

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night.™ Copyright © 1992 by Phil Kline. Recording available on Cantaloupe Music at www.cantaloupemusic.com.

Photo credit: James Lyons.

 

 
 

Make your own Pin-hole camera

 
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O3 Gallery
Saturday 12th November 2011
Drop in any time between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Free Entry


The O3 Gallery's current exhibitor, Mary Foulkes, will be in the gallery showing visitors how to make their own pin-hole camera. To take part, simply bring an empty matchbox with you.

See Mary's photographs here

 

 
 

O3 Ethical Events Presents...
Crafty Networking Event

 
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O3 Gallery
10th November 2011
6-8pm
Free entry


Due to popular demand we are hosting another Crafty Networking Event. This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, buyers looking for unique items made by local artisans and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill. The O3 Gallery aims to bring Oxford's vibrant craft community together in this free social networking event. If you are a designer-maker please DO bring a small photo album/i-pad along so that you can show examples of your products, also don't forget your business cards! Please DON'T bring any products with you..

Photo credit: Wendy Hughes.

 

 
 

'In every dream home a showman'.
Live Painting Event

 
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O3 Gallery
Thursday 3rd November 2011,
6-8pm Free entry


A culmination of experience reproduced spontaneously. A confrontation between genders as one man immerses himself into a state of the 'gap between'; considering his perspectives on women from everyday encounters, illustrating the shared connections through mark-making. A symposium for viewers as the work shall be theatrical, fluent and iconoclastic. A catharsis, an episode. The self-conscious vanguard shall become absorbed into a short performance. Is the artist human or a showman?


A performance by the artist Woz.
www.a-woz.com

 

 
 

Oxjam Gig

 
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O3 Gallery
Saturday 22nd October 2011
All 12pm-7pm


To buy your Oxjam Takeover tickets click HERE

Head on down to the O3 Gallery to catch the following performers jamming in aid of Oxfam:
12:00 - Prohibition Smoker's Club
12:45 - The Right Hooks
13:30 - We Are Goose
14:15 - Nikki Loy
15:00 - Wild Swim
15:45 - Tiger Mendoza


 

 
 

Big Draw 2011

 
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O3 Gallery
Saturday 8th October 2011, 11am-4pm


On 8th October 2011 Oxford Castle invited members of the public to express their hopes for the future by drawing their dreams in a paving stone and 'signing it'' with their footsteps in brightly coloured chalk.

SEE THIS YEAR'S DRAWINGS HERE

SEE LAST YEAR'S BIG DRAW COMPETITION ENTRIES HERE

Broad Canvas

 

 
 

II (Making Marks Series)


by Camille Baziadoly

 
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O3 Gallery
Tuesday 27th September 2011, 10am-6pm


For one day only, this video installation will invite you to inhabit a floating space within the dark grey walls of the gallery, that is somewhere between the familiar and the mysterious. 

Inspired by the concept of self- awareness, both to oneself and to others, Camille Baziadoly has created a piece that attempts to capture this often fleeting sense of perception. Using video and sound, the artist has focused on the skin and sensations of touch to investigate its poetic potential as a language with which to explore a notion of self. 

This artwork forms part of 'in with between' Festival, the Oxford Brookes MA Interdisciplinary Arts Festival which takes place in venues throughout Oxford and runs from 27th September - 2nd October.
http://inwithbetween.blogspot.com/

 

 
 

O3 Ethical Events Presents...
The Craft Boutique

O3 Gallery
Sunday 25th September, 11am-4pm


A one-day interactive craft event showcasing some of the most innovative designer-makers from Oxfordshire:

 
 
 

Fragments by Wendy Hughes
Milliner and textiles artist Wendy Hughes works with opposite extremes; translucently delicate to the heavily embellished.  Wendy Hughes’ work is intuitive and materially led. She manipulates materials to create textile structures that are inspired by organic forms and her passion for colour. Her work celebrates traditional artisan skills that are sadly being lost. ‘Fragments’ by Wendy Hughes is inspired by English landscapes and organic forms. Layer upon layer of stitching goes in to creating beautifully textural wall hangings. She uses willow canes to break up the surface and give structure to the unframed work, suggesting the undulating quality of landscape.

Wendy Hughes lives & works in Oxfordshire. She regularly exhibits at Oxford Art Weeks and Art In Action. She is an experienced art teacher and has made costumes and props for theatre.
www.wendyhughesmillinery.co.uk

 
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Cross stitch with Lisa Sleeps
To celebrate the release of Lo!, her new album with Sleeps in Oysters which comes complete with cross stitch pattern book and needlecraft kit, Lisa Sleeps will be running a cross stitch stall at The Craft Boutique. On site all day in the exhibition area, this ongoing workshop is suitable for those who can already cross stitch or complete beginners, for children and adults alike. Drop in to have a bash at stitching from a selection of existing patterns, or have a go at designing your own. Lisa will have the collection so far of animal mask cross stitches from the Sleeps in Oysters pattern book on display, and you can say hello as she 'keeps on keeping on'  with the rest of the collection.

'Lisa Sleeps' aka musician, artist and academic Dr Lisa Busby is a Music Lecturer at Goldsmiths University, London. Her particular creative and research interests include electronic music, experimental DJ practices, DIY scenes, handmade and self-published music, and pop music's relationship with other art forms. She releases her musical work with amongst others London label, Seed Records; and as a practicing artist her work spans the audio, visual, tactile and interactive, often incorporating a variety of media including music & sound, textiles & needlework, photography & digital image manipulation, text & story, illustration, video, and use of found objects. www.sleepsinoysters.com
www.editionsofyou.com

 
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Made by Loulabelle
Verity, the designer-maker behind Made by Loulabelle creates handbags, clutches and other accessories from vintage and recycled materials. Individually hand-crafted and sewn to a high standard in a little house just outside Oxford, each item is unique, and designed to be both functional and beautiful.

Since inheriting her mum’s old sewing machine (‘Lottie’) at the age of 11, Verity has always loved to sew and is drawn to vintage style and design – particularly that of the  50s, 60s and 70s. She is a real fabric gannet and can't resist pouncing whenever she sees a vintage textile which means she now has far too much stashed away! Verity started making bags in 2007 and was immediately attracted by the way that a simple design can become something unique and special with great fabrics and a few extra touches. In addition to making bags, Verity teaches workshops in Oxford and writes feature articles and tutorials for the UKHandmade online magazine and blog. Shop: http://www.madebyloulabelle.folksy.com Blog: http://madebyloulabelle.blogspot.com

 
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Liliia, bespoke couture by Vikki Lafford
Vikki graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with an MA in Textile Design in 2006. She had previously gained a BA in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and worked for several years as a Computerised Embroidery Designer. Since graduating from Chelsea, she has worked as a freelance Textile Designer and in 2008 she launched her bespoke fashion, bridal wear and accessory design label Liliia. Vikki uses a variety of techniques and her work usually develops through a series of processes, always starting from initial drawings and paintings. She combines traditional methods of hand-stitch with digital embroidery, hand-painted fabrics and digital print to achieve a sense of fairytale romance inspired by her love of nature and folklore.
www.liliia.co.uk

 
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Tamsin Leighton-Boyce
Tamsin is an artist jeweller who uses reclaimed and recycled objects and materials to create one-off pieces of jewellery. She has a passion for working in metals and a belief in the power of art and craft skills in education to empower people. Utilising recycled materials is important to Tamsin’s work on a symbolic, environmental and aesthetic level. In her current work, each piece of jewellery started life as a food can. She up-cycles the materials and the images used within each piece giving them a new life as a piece of jewellery. She also uses hand-produced tools and labour intensive processes such as enamelling, to add symbolic value to both image and material.  Tamsin has worked and exhibited in Britain and Internationally; in 2009 she graduated from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham with an MA in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products. She currently divides her time between teaching and making. http://tamsinleighton-boyce.blogspot.com/

 
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O3 Ethical Events Presents...
Crafty Networking Event

 
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O3 Gallery
Thursday 22nd September, 6-8pm


Calling all designer-makers or anyone interested in craft! This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, those looking for unique items made by local artisans and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill! The O3 Gallery aims to bring Oxford's vibrant craft community together in this free social networking event.

Photo credit: Wendy Hughes.

 

 
 

Oxford Castle Food & Wine Festival

 
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Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2011, 10am – 5pm

The Artist Joseph Beuys famously said ‘Everyone is an Artist’ and it is with this idea that we welcome you to take part in our Great Recipe Swap at Oxford Castle’s Food & Wine Festival! The Great Recipe Swap will function as a ‘happening’ and will take place over Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. Public participation is absolutely crucial for the artwork to function so we need YOUR input! Here’s how to take part…

1. Think of a recipe that you would like to share. This should be something simple both in terms of ingredients and making. Maybe there is a recipe that you always make on a special occasion? Perhaps you have a recipe that reminds you of your childhood? This is your chance to anonymously pass on your recipe.

2. Come down to the Food & Wine Festival on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th Sept, find the O3 Gallery stall and write down your recipe. If you are unable to make the festival, or you would like to submit your recipe in advance, please email it to info@o3gallery.co.uk with the subject heading: Great Recipe Swap.

3. Take your recipe card into the O3 Gallery (situated next to the stall), add it to the installation and take away another recipe.

4. Cook and enjoy your new recipe! We would absolutely love to see the results – please do photograph the results of your recipe and send the photos into us at info@o3gallery.co.uk

 

 
 

Oxford Castle Food & Wine Festival
- Champagne Tasting Masterclass

 
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Saturday 17th September
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Tickets £25 available online here

Sample and discover the delights of some of the finest champagne, complete with a demonstration from importer Tom Ellis. Tantalise your taste-buds and try out four full flutes of different Leroux-Mineau Grand Cru, then amaze your friends after learn all about them. A wonderful pre-dinner event, complete with nibbles and discussion.

 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

 
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O3 Gallery
Saturday 16th July 2011, 11am-4pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

'Everything Alice, The Wonderland Book of Makes' Book Launch

 
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O3 Gallery
Saturday 9th July 2011, 11am-4pm


As part of Oxford’s Alice’s Day celebrations, O3 Gallery will be selling the gorgeous and uber desirable ‘Everything Alice, The Wonderland Book of Makes’ by Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech. This publication captures the very essence of Lewis Carroll's magical stories and each of the 50 "Make Me" projects detailed in the book stands alone as a gorgeous item to cherish. Who wouldn't be seduced by a Red Polka Dot Frilly Pinny to wear while baking Cupcakes fit for a king?
 
As part of the book launch the authors will be running an exciting arts and crafts workshop in the Oxford Castle Gardens, inviting members of the public to make their own Cheshire Cat or White Rabbit Mask curiosities! Not to be missed!


 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

 
Local Galleries in oxford

O3 Gallery
Thursday 7th July 2011, 12pm-8pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

 
Local Galleries in oxford

O3 Gallery
Sunday 3rd July 2011, 11am-4pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

  Local Galleries in oxford

O3 Gallery
Thursday 23rd June 2011, 11am-4pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

 
Local Galleries in oxford

O3 Gallery
Friday 17th June 2011, 12am-5pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

'Moths' Wings'


by Lisa Busby

 
Local Galleries in oxford

O3 Gallery
Sunday 12th June 2011, 11am-4pm


This extraordinary artwork is a Song, Performance and Installation that attempts to explore the complex relationship between the domestic interior spaces of our own creation and natural world; with actual locations and illusory ones. On this day you will witness the artwork in its full glory as Lisa inhabits her ‘hand-made’ environment and invites you to join her!


 

 
 

Hypolocate 2


by Ann Rapstoff

 
Local Galleries in oxford

Castle Street Square
Until Saturday 21st May, 12 to 3pm
FREE


Ann Rapstoff is interested in communication arising from constructed situations between the public and artist. In Castle Street Square on two weekends during Artweeks, Ann will be inviting the public to contribute to Hypolocate 2, an evolving project first experienced at a residency at Harcourt Aberetum in 2009. Hypolocate 2, concerns the potential for developing an unseen geographical language and poetics brought about by sensing and experiencing the places we find ourselves in. The public are invited to explore immerse themselves in the hidden terrain of the Oxford Castle location.


 

 
 

Language Paralanguage


by Vicky Vergou

 
Local Galleries in oxford

Castle Street Square
Saturday 14th May and Saturday 21st May, 12 to 3pm
FREE


Interested in exploring issues of mortality and migration and the wealth of languages existing in such close geographical proximity in Europe artist Vicky Vergou will be conducting interviews that will contribute towards her project “Language Paralanguage” in Castle Street Square on two weekends during Artweeks. “Language Paralanguage” is a touring public art project that aims to explore the sound-world of each of the 44 official languages spoken in Europe through a series of interviews with European nationals currently living in the UK. “Language Paralanguage” is supported by Arts Council England, Artpoint and Dada South.

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Oxford Castle - Artweeks Cinema
Contemporary Art Oxford

Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st May
bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Opening the doors at Oxford Castle to an Art Weeks inspired cinema for the first time, an exciting collection of creative films will be screened undercover in a Cinema Tent. In line with all things Art Weeks, Oxford Castle Art Weeks Cinema will be intimate, informal, and, importantly, a bar will be available for pre and post screening socialising!.

See Films Below


 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Mona Lisa Smile (15)   Local Galleries in oxford

Saturday 21st May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Julia Roberts leads an all-star cast featuring Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhall and Marcia Gay Harden. A funny, inspiring and uplifting film about a free-thinking art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much to learn about romance.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Waste Land   Local Galleries in oxford

Friday 20th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Artist Vik Muniz sets out to photograph an eclectic band of ‘catadores’ - self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters, using the recycled materials to ‘paint’ them, reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives. This thought-provoking film offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema – Pollock (18)   Local Galleries in oxford

Thursday 19th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhibiting an occasional painting in group shows. That's when he meets artist Lee Krasner, who puts her career on hold to be his companion, lover, champion, wife, and, in essence, caretaker. To get him away from booze, insecurity, and the stress of city life, they move to the Hamptons where nature and sobriety help Pollock achieve a breakthrough in style: a critic praises, then Life magazine calls. But so do old demons: the end is nasty, brutish, and short.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Surviving Picasso (15)   Local Galleries in oxford

Wednesday 18th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Canvas, colour, metal, ceramics. The century’s leading artist commanded them all. But what about the legendary Pablo Picasso’s other great passion? Was romance also dominated by his genius? Anthony Hopkins stars in this intimate, insightful tale of genius, beauty and obsession.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - The Da Vinci Code (12)   Local Galleries in oxford

Saturday 14th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years - which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Exit Through The Gift Shop (15)   Local Galleries in oxford

Friday 13th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop is the hilarious true story of low-level criminality, companionship and incompetence. The story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Klimt (15)   Local Galleries in oxford

Thursday 12th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


A portrait of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Starring John Malcovich.

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 
Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema - Girl With A Pearl Earring (12)   Local Galleries in oxford

Wednesday 11th May, bar open 5.30pm – 10pm, film starts 7pm
Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle
Tickets: £6 (£5 on the door for Oxford Castle Key Card Holders)


Seventeen year old Griet is drawn into Vermeer’s mysterious world of art and passion and quickly becomes his muse. The relationship results in one of the greatest paintings ever created – but at what cost?

Tickets available here Oxford Castle Artweeks Cinema is organised in association with Artweeks - www.artweeks.org


 

 
 

Alternative Thirsday:
Editions of You' Live Events

  Local Galleries in oxford

Thursday 14th April, 6-9pm:
£3 on door


Double Dot Dash curate a night of bands from the Reading DIY scene.

Reading DIY arts collective Double Dot Dash curate a night of bands from the Reading DIY scene.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays:
Editions of You' Live Events

  Local Galleries in oxford

Thursday 21st April, 6-9pm:
£3 on door


Release Party
This release party will see the long-time-coming full length album from Sleeps in Oysters finally get launched, as well as two brand new releases, which Editions of You has funded. To celebrate their new DVD launch we will be showing a series of audio-visual work by the two-piece Details. And all the way from Manchester comes Ion Ghost to headline the night with his unique brand of messed-up electronica and officially release his new EP. All three releases will be available to buy for the first time on the night.

 

 
 

Alternative Thursday:
Editions of You' Live Events

  Local Galleries in oxford

Thursday 7th April, 6-9pm:
£3 on door

Live ‘local kid’ records night, with live performances by Jelas and The Bumblebees.
The Bumblebees, Jelas and label DJs from Local Kid records bring a taste of Bristol to Oxford for the evening.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

 

 
 

Zine Fair
Contemporary Art Oxford

  Local Galleries in oxford

Saturday 9th April, 11am – 6pm

Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of the Oxford Castle grounds, and under the shelter of an olde-y world-y striped marquee, this fair will provide live music, workshops, and other happenings alongside the all important handmade music and zine stalls! Come down to buy music and publications you won’t find in the shops….

Stalls, 11am - 6pm
Alternative Press, Dan and Anne, Dead Trees and Dye, Double Dot Dash, Emily and Anne, Eyeball Suck, Gran and Pop, Superlimited.

And on the indie table…
Angry Violinist, Noisy, Pizza, Raw Pogo on the ScaffoldRiot on the Rocks.

Live Music, 3 - 6pm
Andrew Lips, Jimi Gherkin, Billy Payne, Theo Carnegy-Tan

Reading
Eric de Jesus, of Easy Subcult and Amercian Typewriter fame, reads from his book We won’t be here forever and is accompanied by a one off improv collaboration between John Harries, one half of Sleeps in Oysters, and Ray Tovey, AKA Diasonic

Glue me down! Workshop, 11 - 6pm
An open zining workshop lead by Sian Wynne, zine enthusiast and creator of music zine Riot on the Rocks.Taking you through the steps to successful self-publishing, Sian will discuss genre, style, content and practical tips, while you get your hands dirty and create your very own cut-and-stick masterpiece. Sessions will be held throughout the day.The

Mixtape Consultancy Agency, 11- 6pm
A unique workshop and consultancy service to assist you with all your mixtape creation needs. A brand new project by sonic artist Felicity Ford and performance artist Stavroula Kounadea which debuts here at Editions of You, be prepared to think about and make mixtapes like never before!



 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: O3 Gallery's Ethical Fashion Gig featuring the Cosmic Girls & NuMethod

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in association with Oxford Fashion Week
Thursday 17th March 2011, 6-8pm


Electro-pop fashionistas the Cosmic Girls bring their hip-rocking beats to the O3 Gallery for one night only. Wearing ethical garments designed by Feng Ho, Bobbie's Boutiqe & Tamsin Leighton-Boyce, this event is just as sumptuous for the eyes as it is for the ears!

The Cosmic Girls are singer/songwriters, musicians, producers (and twin sisters). Before the Cosmic Girls band formed they have travelled across the world as Duffy’s backing singers, touring Europe, East Asia, New Zealand and Australia, including V Festivals, summer festivals and a performance at The Sydney Opera House. TV performances include Top of The Pops, Strictly Come Dancing and the Jools Holland Hootenanny. They recently featured on the track 'Leave Town', by Trafik on their new album ‘None But The Brave’, which has been released on Global Underground.

Feng Ho is the Creative Director of O3 Gallery’s Ethical Fashion Fest and an award winning Ethical Fashion Designer. She takes into consideration moral and environmental issues by working with disadvantaged communities and by using sustainable textiles. This Oxford-based designer aims to refresh & inspire new attitudes towards ethical fashion through her collection of modern, chic and classic designs. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Feng Ho launched her business in 2006. She won the 2010 Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award for her achievements in the fashion industry. Her designs can be found in Manchester, Glasgow and online.

A graduate in Fashion from The Arts Institute, Bournemouth, Oxford designer Holly Dutton has independently produced ethical womenswear under her label ‘Bobbie’s Boutique’. Inspired by childhood dreams, nostalgia, romance and freedom, Holly takes us on a journey through our own mystical pasts and memories. Selected to exhibit her debut collection at Alternative Fashion Week, London 2009, Holly continues to combine design with an ethical and sustainable approach to create beautiful clothing and accessories.

Tamsin is an artist jeweller who uses reclaimed and recycled objects and materials to create one-off pieces of jewellery. She has a passion for working in metals and a belief in the power of art and craft skills to empower people. Tamsin has worked and exhibited in Britain and Internationally; in 2009 she graduated from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham with an MA in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products. She currently divides her time between making, exhibiting and working as jewellery technician/tutor in Oxford.

Tickets: £5, Available online or from the O3 Gallery.
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Alternative Thursdays: Oxford International Women's Festival Poetry Evening

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 10th March, 6-8pm

Come and help us celebrate the launch of the first Oxford International Women’s Festival Poetry Anthology! As well as special guests, many of the prize winning poets will read their work and, of course, sign copies of the anthology.

The anthology is on sale for £5, of which £2 per copy goes to the festival.

Organiser: Dan Holloway and Anna Hobson.

 

 
 

Don't Burn It - Bag It

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition
Turn your bra into a bag workshop

Give your unwanted lingerie a new life! Transform that bra that you love but never wear into a new fashionable bag in the space of just a few hours. No special sewing skills required - bling provided!

Workshops will run in the Oxford Castle Key Learning Centre
Saturday 5th March
10:30am-12:30pm or 2pm-4pm.
Tickets: £5. Click
HERE to buy! Or buy on the door. (Booking recommended).


Don’t worry if you missed out on this workshop, there are more workshops happening as part of ‘Revealed – The Underwear Revolution’, An exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock:

Saturday 4 June 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 4pm Coach House at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. £5 per person. Booking essential Tel 01993 811456.

Revealed - The Underwear Revolution An exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock 16 April - 12 June 2011
Why we wear what we wear under there! ‘Revealed’ is a celebration as well as an exposé of the changing role of underwear in our lives. This fascinating exhibition traces underwear’s evolution from hair shirts to Tencel shorts. Discover how our most personal garments have been affected by changes in technology, society and taste. School workhops available, call 01865 300639. Further information, including family events and talks, at www.tomocc.org.uk
 

 
 

O3 Gallery's Ethical Fashion Fair

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in association with Oxford Fashion Week.
Saturday 5th March 2011, 11am – 4pm


Offering unique, ethical fashion and accessories, from quirky daywear to stunning eveningwear, this boutique event aims to showcase an eclectic collection of sustainable and affordable design. This is a rare opportunity to escape the high street and buy something that doesn’t cost the earth.

Picture: Sweetly Wrapped: Handmade wallets, purses, cardholders and passport covers.

READ MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER HERE!

 

 
 

O3 Gallery's Etical Fashion Show

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Hosted by The Living Room, Oxford, in association with Oxford Fashion Week.
Friday 4th March 2011, 6:15-6:45pm


Following a discussion in the gallery on the topic of Ethical Fashion, the O3 presents its Ethical Fashion Show at the Living Room Oxford. Showcasing the hottest up-and-coming Ethical Designers, this event is a celebration of responsible fashion, highlighting how sexy, wearable and visually stunning it truly is!

Tickets: £5, Available online or from the O3 Gallery.
Click here to buy!


READ MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNERS HERE!

 

 
 

Oxford Fashion Week Discussion:
Is Ethical Fashion Important?

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Friday 4th March 2011, 5-5:45pm

Entry is FREE however places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

READ MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER HERE!

 

 
 

Oxford Fashion Week Discussion:
Is Fashion Bad For Society?

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Wednesday 2nd March 2011, 5-6pm

Entry is FREE however places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays:
O3 Gallery's Swishing Events

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

In association with Oxford Fashion Week
Thursday 24th Feb 2011, 6-8pm


May the swishing commence! Join O3 Gallery for the coolest clothes swap you’ll ever attend. The rules are simple; donate at least one wearable item (clothes, shoes, jewellery etc) that has never or barely been worn, enjoy a glass of something lovely as you browse the rails and take home a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe without parting with a penny!

How to take part:

• Have a root through your wardrobe and find a good quality item (or up to three items!) that is unworn or barely worn and that you are happy to part with.

• Download, fill in and print out your participation form CLICK HERE.

• Come along to the O3 Gallery on Thursday 24th Feb between 6-7pm and hand in your item plus your participation form
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• You will be given a token in return for your item.

• Browse the racks and rails, looking for anything you would like to take home with you. At the same time check out the Oxford Fashion Week: Fashion Photography exhibition. (Refreshments will be available.)

• From 7-8pm: GET SWISHING! Exchange your token for an item of clothing, a pair of shoes, a piece of jewellery etc.

NB:
• Only 1 item can be swapped for 1 token.
• Each individual can bring a maximum of 3 items to the event.
• Please only bring clean, good-quality, unworn or barely worn, substantial items. (Ideally we’d like to see items submitted with tags still on.) No underwear, no earrings and no cheaply made items will be accepted.
• The O3 Gallery reserves the right to refuse any item that is deemed to be unsuitable.


 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays:
Night of Light and Sound

O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 17th Feb, 6-8pm

Be part of an interactive light artwork by artist Clare Lynn where you can make your own shimming drawings of light. At the same time DJ NuMethod will fill the air with minimal electronica, mutant future dub and meditative ambience in an exclusive DJ set of deep mind music.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

 

 
 

Alternative Thursday: Eight Cuts Live 'Exchange Trip'

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 10th February 2011, 6-8pm

Five of London’s leading literary lights come to Oxford, including Costa Award Shortlisted Nikesh Shukla and Not The Booker Prize Winner Lee Rourke.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

(Over 18s only – Please be aware that these performances contain adult themes and are NOT suitable for children or the easily offended.)
 

 
 

Radcliffe Cake-a-rama

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Saturday 5th February, Radcliffe Square, 11:30am – 4:30pm

You are invited to have a piece of Rad Cam cake in Radcliffe Square, Oxford. The event will be filmed by StopMoGo. The ‘Radcliffe Cake-a-rama’, created by Emma Dougherty, is currently on display as part of the RAD Cam! exhibition. This is event is subject to weather conditions.

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: Eight Cuts Live 'Once Upon a Time ina a Gallery'

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 27th January 2011, 6-8pm

There are some stories that every generation comes back to and makes it own, the kind that begin "Once upon a time." Launching the eight cuts gallery show of the same name Once Upon a Time in a Gallery takes a fresh look - in words, film, art, and music - at fairytales.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

(Over 18s only – Please be aware that these performances contain adult themes and are NOT suitable for children or the easily offended.)
 

 
 

Creative Christmas @ Oxford Castle

Saturday 18th December

Join O3 Gallery and Oxford Castle for a very magical evening. Let your imagination run wild as you meet with our visiting illuminated giants, be part of an interactive light artwork by artist Clare Lynn where you can make your own shimming drawings of light and get into the groove as local DJ 'Nu-Method' fills the air with some forward thinking electro-sonic vibrations. Also throughout the evening the Creation Theatre Company’s youth theatre group will be performing. This event really is a creative treat for all ages!
www.clarelynn.co.uk

Public Light Drawings by Clare Lynn:

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Alternative Thursdays: Artists in Conversation: Winners of the 'A Cotswold Scene' competition

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 16th December, 6pm – 8pm

O3 Gallery Manager Helen Statham talks to Sarah Howard, professional photographer and organiser of the ‘A Cotswold Scene’ photography competition. Winners of the competition (still to be announced!) will also be on the panel. During the evening there will be the opportunity for members of the public to pose their questions to the artists.

www.imageseen.co.uk

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: The Fraser Spiral Electro-acoustic improvisation

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 9th December, 6pm – 8pm.

The Fraser Spiral - Electro-acoustic improvisation led by Tim Croston on piano and cornet. With roots in Oxford's fertile post-rock scene, the group create rhythmically and harmonically rich sequences of sound, taking in ambient, jazz, polyrhythm and rock.

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

Click here to hear Fraser Spiral Live

 

 
 

Christmas Light Night:
'A Cotswold Scene' Exhibition Opens

 
O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Saturday 26th November 2010, 5pm - 10pm.

In April 2010 an exciting new photography competition was launched to celebrate the beauty of the Cotswolds and to give members of the public the chance to have their images showcased in a six week high profile exhibition at O3 Gallery. We are delighted to now present the winning entries of the competition as well as photographs by local landscape photographer and competition organizer, Sarah Howard.

Read more about the competition here

Download the Christmas Light Night Brochure here

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: Eight Cuts Literary Evening

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 18th November and Thursday 2nd December, 6pm – 8pm

Eight cuts live at the O3 Gallery is a new monthly night of the very best contemporary literature, music and film, hosted by Oxford-based writer Dan Holloway, curator of eight cuts gallery and eight cuts gallery press, and a founder member of international collective Year Zero Writers.

http://eightcuts.wordpress.com
(Over 18s only – potentially contains adult content.) *There will a small admission charge on the door.

Click here to hear Dan Holloway, founder of the Eight Cuts Gallery, talk about Eight Cuts Live


November 18th: Into The Desert
words, music and film from eight cuts gallery, in conjunction with the online literary exhibition into the desert at http://eightcuts.wordpress.com

Host: Dan Holloway, author of (life:) razorblades included
Words: Joan Barbara Simon, author of Mut@tus, Venetia Welby, author of Palabra Feracori, Chris Graham, Kimberly Menozzi, author of Ask Me If I’m Happy.
Film: Cody James & Ashleigh Nankivell (with words by Penny Goring)
Music: Christi Warner.

Pic opposite: Into the Desert by Stacey Ericson of Images Without Borders.
http://imageswithoutborders.photoshelter.com/

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: Tatty Devine Art Jewellery Launch Party

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Oxford Cupcakes

Thursday 11th November, 6pm – 8pm

O3 Gallery is very excited to announce that from 11th November we will be stocking Tatty Devine Art Jewellery! Come along on the Thursday evening and help us celebrate the launch; meet some of the people who work at Tatty Devine, browse the new collection and enjoy a cup of tea and an Oxford Cupcake. Whether you’re Christmas shopping for others or simply after some personal retail therapy, this evening is guaranteed to be a pure delight!

The Tatty Devine Art Jewellery Launch at the O3 Gallery is kindly sponsored by Oxford Cupcakes.

www.oxfordcupcakes.co.uk
*Free entry

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Alternative Thursdays:
Artists in Conversation: Rachel Ducker and Rachel OwenContemporary Art Oxford

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 4th November, 6pm – 8pm

Sculptor Rachel Ducker and Printmaker Rachel Owen talk to O3 Gallery Manager Helen Statham about their exhibition Metaphorphosis. During the evening there will be the opportunity for members of the public to pose their questions to the artists.

www.rachelducker.co.uk
www.rachel-owen.co.uk
*Free entry

 

 
 

Day and Night: Free Art Magazine Resource Launch

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Friday 15th October.

O3 Gallery welcomes the public to come and browse it’s collection of art magazines and other art publications. This new resource also offers free wi-fi and copying facilities, making the O3 Gallery the coolest place for art research.

In conjunction with ‘Day & Night in Oxford’, an event taking place across the city in order to celebrate cultural activity and support the arts, O3 Gallery’s new art magazine resource will officially open at noon on Friday 15th October. During this day visitors will be offered a complimentary cup of tea or coffee as they enjoy the art publications that are available to read. Adding a new dimension to Oxford’s already vibrant art scene, O3 Gallery’s art magazine resource will provide a great information point for students, artists, or members of the general public.

Art publications available to view include: • The Artists Yearbook 2010/11 • a-n magazine • Art of England magazine • Artists and Illustrators magazine • ai magazine

O3 Gallery opening times: 12 - 5pm Tues – Fri, 11am- 4pm Sat & Sun, Closed Monday.

O3 Gallery’s Art Magazine Resource will be available at all times during normal opening hours.

‘Day & Night’ is a unique 12-hour celebration of culture, art, theatre, music and performance in Oxford. Taking just one day in the calendar year, it offers a range of cultural delights from midday to midnight on Friday 15 October. The 'Day & Night' event highlights the work of Oxford's cultural organisations, demonstrating the artistic quality, local, national and international reach and the growing economic value they help bring to the city – at a time when funding and support for the arts is being widely debated. Visitors to all events will be encouraged to support their local arts organisations by signing the Save the Arts campaign petition at www.savethearts-uk.blogspot.com

 

 
 

Alternative Thursdays: Official Launch! Performance by the Cogwheel Dogs

  O3 gallery Castle Art Competition

Thursday 28th October, 6pm – 8pm

COGWHEEL DOGS is a guitar / cello / vocals duo doing its utmost to sound nothing like a guitar / cello / vocals duo. Combining the energy of punk with an experimental attitude to sound and arrangement – but retaining a folk-like melodic backbone. Based in Oxford, Cogwheel Dogs have been playing together since some time in 2005. Songs are recorded in a small attic, amidst a mess of wires, canvases, coat-hangers and cobwebs.

www.cogwheeldogs.com

*There will a small admission charge on the door.

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Bright Young Things at O3 Gallery

Networking event: 12th October 2010, 6pm – 8pm.

‘Bright Young Things’, an organization set up to showcase Oxfordshire’s emerging creative talent collaborates with the O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle to bring together creative individuals from across Oxford city. Artists, writers, journalists, curators, performers, students and anyone in between are all welcome!O3 Gallery and Bright Young Things invite you to the O3 Gallery on Tuesday 12th October to have a glass of wine, browse the exhibition and get chatting to other creative people. Come on down and get connected!

www.byts.co.uk

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Oxjam

August 2010

In August 2010, O3 Gallery hosted an Oxjam gig in aid of the charity Oxfam. Images courtesy of Daniel O’Driscoll.


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Summer Night Concerts

Date: 21.07.10 - 01.08.10
Oxford Castle Gardens
Tickets: from £12, buy online
(Concessions Available & Group Discounts), or call See Tickets 0844 871 8804


This July Oxford Castle will host a series of open air Summer Night Concerts in its beautiful gardens. Crossing musical genres the Summer Night Concerts feature a range of internationally adored names and celebrated local bands with performances from the kings of swing King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, rock ‘n’ roll legends Chris Beck and the Valentine Vagabonds and ska heroes TooT N’Skamen to name but a few.


 
 

Movement Installation


by Fiona Millward

Venue: o3 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY.
Date: Friday 26th March - 2pm, Tuesday 13th April - 1pm, Tuesday 20th April - 3pm and Friday 24th April - 12pm.


Movement Installation by Fiona Millward – As part of the exhibition rearranging formulae: unwrapping books, movement artist Fiona Millward has created Zoo, A movement installation that responds to the changing environment as people pass through. The performer will explore human/animal physicality, and the behavioural quirks that arise out of this interaction and of being observed. This installation is in response to the book Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare, by Geoff Hosey. On each date, Fiona will be in the gallery for approximately half an hour.

Rearranging Formulae exhibition click here


 
 

Sculpture Garden at Oxford Castle

Venue: Oxford Castle Garden, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY.
Date: Saturday 1st - Sunday 30th May 2010. Open Daily.


Sculpture Garden at Oxford Castle – created by landscape designers Sarah Naybour and Paul Ridley, featuring sculptures by Artweeks members. On the Castle Garden lawn  behind the O3 Gallery.


 
 

Christmas Night Light

Venue: Oxford Castle Garden, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date:Friday 27th November 2009. 5-10pm.

Come and Celebrate the Start of the Festive Season at this special, late night opening of all your cultural favourites and Christmas lights switch-on. Join together with artists and children to enjoy the real spirit of Christmas, with lanterns, music, fire and dancing in the streets and art and music in everyone’s favourite museums, galleries and theatres. All venues and activities are free, unless otherwise stated.

As part of the Oxford Inspires Christmas Night Light the O3 Gallery will be open till 10pm with a special late night viewing of the Oxford Printmakers show.




Also at Oxford Castle:

Winter Wonderland - from 4pm onwards
Magical lights, Christmas trees, mulled wine and - just for tonight – beautiful festive ice sculptures, in the Market Square
Live Ice Carving - 7-8pm – Free, in the Market Square
Lamplight Tours - 5-10pm - every 30 mins
Prepare to be scared! Discover the spookier side of the Castle and Prison with chilling late night ghost tours at Oxford Castle Unlocked.
Tickets: £7.50 adults, £5.35 children, £6.20 concessions. Group discounts available.
Downloadable pdf features more information on the Oxford Inspires Event.

 
 

Oxford Castle - Summer Night Outdoor Concerts

Venue: Oxford Castle Garden, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date: Thursday 2nd July - Saturday 29th August 2009.

Concert Venue:Oxford Castle Gardens, divided in to 3 zones, a seating area, picnic area and a dining area.
Concert Time:7.30 – 10pm (Each event willhave a 30 Minute Interval).
Tickets:£12 Each (£1 booking fee applies), Capacity: 400 People, Available from: 01865 766266 or Click Here Disabled Access Available.
Parking:No parking available on site.
Weather:Ponchos available on night for £1 if required.

The Music

Camerata Collegium - Best of Baroque
Thurs 2nd, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th July
Directed by Sue Lynn, 11 piece classical combo’ Experience an Inspirational Evening of Classical Romance

Camerata Collegium - The Best Of British
Thurs 27th, Fri 28th, Sat 29th August
Directed by Sue Lynn, 11 piece classical combo’ Bring your Flags for a Celebration of British Culture and Patriotism

Radio Days Big Band
Thurs 9th, Fri 10th, Sat 11th July Thurs 13th, Fri 14th, Sat 15th August
16 Piece Big Band Dance and Swing to Golden Oldies from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s

Blakes Heaven Big Band
Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th, Sat 25th July & Thurs 6th, Fri 7th August
19 Piece Band playing Big Band Funky Swing from the 1940s to 2009 with special arrangements & Own Compositions


Chris Beck & The Valentine Vagabonds
Thurs 16th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th July
5 Piece Band 50s & ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, featuring the legendary Chris Beck

The Oxford Jazz Quintet & Special Guests
Thurs 30th July, Fri 31st July Sat 1st, Sat 8th, Thurs 20th, Fri 21st and Sat 22nd August
5 Piece Band Be-bop, cool funk, and popular Jazz, featuring Anthony Strong, Joe Stilgoe and other Amazing Special Guests

Food Packages Available On The Night Food to get you in the festival mood!

Carluccios
Carluccio's invites you to indulge yourself during the Oxford Castle Music Festival, by visiting our food stall or by ordering one of our special picnics - available from 2nd July to 29th August on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We will be offering a delicious variety of market food, drinks and snacks for you to enjoy. You can pre-order one of our delicious £30 picnics for two including a bottle of wine, 24 hours in advance to be collected on the day. There will also be a limited supply available on the day in our caffè. For more details, please contact us: Tel. 01865 249 413, Fax. 01865 249 738. Open: Mon-Fri 11.30am-11.00pm, Sat 9.00am-11.00pm, Sun 9.00am-10.30pm.      

Malmaison
Malmaison Brasserie has put together a special 2 course pre-show menu for only £12.00 per person. Take advantage and pre-book a table between 5.30-7pm, stating pre-show menu on 01865 268400 or click here: www.malmaison-oxford.com/the-hotel/mal-events

 
 

Elegant Sick Bus

Venue: Oxford Castle Garden, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date: Sunday 21st June 2009. Time: All day. Price: Free.

As part of Transmission Interrupted at Modern Art Oxford, Sislej Xhafa will present his performance piece, elegant sick bus. First shown in Istanbul in 2001, the piece comprises of a mirrored bus, its engine switched off, pushed through the streets by a group of people.

Normally associated with travel and movement, the bus again will assume different connotations and become a sculptural object when it remains on display for the duration of the exhibition at Oxford Castle. Xhafa said, “I am delighted that my work will be sited at Oxford Castle, following the performance as it is a major tourist site and key visitor attraction in the city. My work, elegant sick bus, questions the complexities of tourism and its economic phenomena. I see the bus as a tool of tourism which reflects its surroundings.”

Transmission Interupted looks at how contemporary artists disrupt prevailing forms of registering and representing the world. The other artists in the exhibition are Abel Abdessemed, Pilar Albarracin, Yto Barrada, Mircea Cantor, Jem Cohen, Jimmie Durham, Simryn Gill, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Lia Perjovschi, Michael Rakowitz, Ernesto Salmeron and Yara El-Sherbini. Elegant Sick Bus by Sislej Xhafa: Part of Transmission Interrupted
Until 21st June

www.modernartoxford.org.uk


 
 

Construct/Deconstruct

Venue: Oxford Castle Garden, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date: Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2009. Time: All day. Price: Free.

Presented by Launch collaborative, this contemporary art exhibition utilises three contrasting venues to explore ideas of construction and deconstruction.

Neil Ayling
Venue: Oxford Castle Unlocked Courtyard, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date: Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2009. Time: All day. Price: Free.

Located within the compound of the Oxford Castle, the temporality of Ayling’s sculptures possess a dialogue with the permanence of the architecture. Ayling’s bold abstracted constructions examine the relationship of image and structure, exploring parallels between architecture and the ephemeral nature of both temporary structures and graffiti.

Miguel Santos
Venue: Westgate Shopping Centre

Santos’ 10 overdrafts and 10 lights deliberately incorporates the faults and mistakes in the development of the work of art to play on the viewer’s expectations. Presenting lights that are neither on nor off, Santos constructs alternative narratives and tensions that need to be eased.

Charlotte Squire
Venue: 105 High Street, Oxford

Strange Fruit is an intriguing new installation by Charlotte Squire which uses found objects and purchased cast-offs to address the deconstruction and reformation of class structures. Launch collaborative is an artist and curatorial collaboration between Emily Alexander & Phil Marston. Please see www.launchcollaborative.co.uk for more information. Construct/Deconstruct is supported by Oxford City Council and O3 Gallery.


 
Gallery Events

Oxford Castle Art Competition

Venue: O3 Gallery & Oxford Castle, Oxford Castle, New Road, OX1 1AY. Date: Saturday 2nd May 2009. Time: 11am-3pm. Price: Free

Artists, amateur & professional are invited to draw/paint/photograph the Oxford Castle Complex in our annual competition. Throughout the day, artists will be able to sit outside (or in various indoor areas if the weather is bad) and create a masterpiece with Oxford Castle as their inspiration.

Artists will submit their finished work to the O3 Gallery by 3pm.

At 4.30pm entrants will be invited to gather in the O3 Gallery where we will award a prize to the winning entry we have selected. The winning piece will later be displayed in the O3 Gallery.

For full details of participating please contact the gallery directly.
First Prize A weekend for two in a stunning Holiday Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall.

To continue your painting/drawing/photography in a beautiful setting!
Provided by Trevor Osborne, Director of Oxford Castle Ltd.
www.porthlevenholidaycottages.co.uk

(Time conditions will apply – winning artist will arrange booking via the O3 Gallery).


Events In Oxford
 

Endnotes - Performances

Endnotes: unwrapping Books - Performance

As part of O3 Gallery's endnotes: unwrapping books exhibition, the O3 Gallery is proud to present a series of sound and movement performances.

Fiona Millward, a movement artist, will present a series of short pieces in the O3 Gallery, using clothing made from her books as props

Times and Dates:
Tuesday 14 April 4-4.30pm
Thursday 16 April 2-2.30pm
Tuesday 21 April 1-1.30pm
Friday 24 April 3-3.30pm
Saturday 25 April 12.30-1pm
Kate Willis, also a movement artist will perform a series of pieces using her books, still wrapped, as she makes a journey from the O3 Gallery, back to Oxford Central Library. You are welcome to join her as she travels, which last approximately 30mins.

Times and Dates:
Friday 27th March, 5.45pm
Wednesday 1st April, 12.30pm
Wednesday 8th April, 12.30pm
Wednesday 15th April, 12.30pm
Wednesday 22nd April, 12.20pm

On the evening of Sunday 5th April at 7pm, MEL (Dominic Lash, David Stent and Chris Stubbs) will perform a concert of improvised music alongside their sound installation "withdrawn from stock", conceived and produced for the endnotes exhibition. The live performance will be 'distributed' across different levels of the gallery space and will last for approximately 40 minutes.


 
 

Oxfringe Outside

Oxford Castle Grounds
Saturday 4 April 2009 10am-4pm


Oxfringe bring exciting performances outdoors on the Oxford Castle site.

In Oxford Castle Courtyard: Justyn Time, Jonathan the Jester, Trulee & Peachie Stiltwalkers. Master of Ceremonies: Francis King
In the Oxford Castle Garden:
10.00 Workshop: SaltBox Music Jamboree For Parents with babies/young children. £4 per child.
11.00 Workshop: Circus Skills All Ages Welcome. £5 per person
12.00 Free Music: Horns of Plenty, Peter Strakos
13.00 Workshop: Circus Skills All Ages Welcome. £5 per person
14.00 Free Music: Oxford Drum Troupe, Illustrious Sambistas
15.00 Workshop: Cirucs Skills All Ages Welcome. £5 per person

All workshop tickets from the O3 Gallery on the day, from 9am. Please see www.oxfringe.com for more information.

 
 

Opera Anywhere

Opera Anywhere - The Medium & The Telephone

In the O3 Gallery
Fri 3 & Sat 4 April 2009 – 7.30pm


This double bill of two brief contrasting works, comic and tragic, dating from 1947, still holds the record for the longest run of opera on Broadway. In The Telephone, Ben comes to ask Lucy to marry him but he finds he has a rival - the telephone. Constantly thwarted by Lucy taking long calls from her friends, Ben is forced to take drastic action.
In The Medium, Madame Flora is a charlatan clairvoyant who, with the aid of her daughter Monica and mute orphan boy Toby, stages phoney séances for grieving parents. Tragedy ensues when she is taken in by her own devices. Menotti said that she is a woman "caught between two worlds, a world of reality which she cannot wholly comprehend and a supernatural world in which she cannot believe". Tickets direct from Opera Anywhere 01865 735910 or menotti@oxfordvocalists.co.uk

 
 

A Moon Beam Locked Up

In the O3 Gallery
Sat 6 Dec 2008 – 4pm & 6pm
Sun 7 Dec – 2pm


A Moon Beam Locked Up: A Contemporary Interpretation of Pierrot Lunaire With: Malcolm Atkins - voice, violin, keyboards, electronics Ana Barbour - movement, dance theatre Each performance will last approximately 30 minutes. There will be a chance to discuss the work with the artists after each performance.


 
 

Illuminate - Winter Light

Oxford Castle Market Square & O3 Gallery Friday 28 November 2008 – 6-11pm

As part of Oxford Inspires' WINTER LIGHT city-wide event the Oxford Castle Market Square will display unusual light installations and be transformed into a magical festive arena featuring the following free events: O3 Gallery - Open late showing 'Eye to Eye' - new drawings by Helen Pakeman.
Art Projections - Video art by local artists will be projected on the external walls of the old Oxford Castle prison building. Hosted by O3 Gallery in partnership with OVADA. Earth From The Air - Stunning aerial photographs by Yann Arthus Bertrand. This free outdoor exhibition can be viewed at any time day or night around the Oxford Castle site, without prior booking, and is on till January 11th 2009.


 
 

Oxford & Paris

OXFORD & PARIS: A Peripheral Vision - Artist's Talk Key Learning Centre – Oxford Castle Unlocked
Sat 1 Nov 2008 – 11am -12pm


Artists Barbaresi & Round have spent the last year corresponding between Oxford and Paris, exploring areas around the Oxford ring road and the Parisian Peripherique. They will present some of their discoveries and comparisons as well as discussing wider issues of territory and town planning.
Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book call 01865 26066 or email groups@continuum-group.com. Or ask at Oxford Castle U8nlocked. www.oxfordcatleunlocked.co.uk Supported by the O3 Gallery.


 
 

Oxford Inside Out

Key Learning Centre – Oxford Castle Unlocked
Sat 1 Nov 2008 – 11am -12pm


Family Art Workshop for 6 - 12 year olds. How would you like other people to remember your city? Make your own quirky tales on the traditional postcard of Oxford.
Please bring digital images or prints of places you like going to e.g. playgrounds, walks, your home, friend's homes. We can print from usb memory sticks. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£3 per child. Advance Booking on 01865 260668. www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Supported by O3 Gallery.


 
 

Oxford Lieder Fringe Festival

In the O3 Gallery
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Oct 2008


To coincide with Oxford’s established Oxford Lieder Festival which runs this year from the 10th to the 25th October, Opera Anywhere are pleased to announce the launch of its own song festival. With Oxford Lieder Festival’s blessing it is to be named ‘Oxford Lieder Fringe Festival’ to be held at the atmospheric and intimate O3 gallery, situated at the Oxford Castle.

Opera Anywhere’s Artistic Director stated “setting up a complementary festival on the fringe of the Oxford Lieder Festival will provide additional opportunities for audience members, singers and accompanists to experience a range of Art Song in many languages and styles including British Song”.
Performances:
Monday 13th October 1.00pm Melanie Sanders with Suzy Ruffles Monday 13th October 6.00pm Wendy Nieper with Julien Cheriyan Tuesday 14th October 1.00pm Linda Saavedra with Emma Abbate Tuesday 14th October 6.00pm Brian Todd with Eppie Churcher Wednesday 15th October 1.00pm Phillip Spendley with Daniel Ruiz-Cecconello Wednesday
15th October 6.00pm Susanne Hawkins with Alisdair Hogarth Thursday 16th October 1.00pm Katherine Graham
Thursday 16th October 6.00pm Julia McCullough with Stephen Waterhouse
Friday 17th October 1.00pm Kristin Finnigan with James Cheung Friday 17th October 6.00pm Vanessa Woodward with Michiyo Machida
Saturday 18th October 1.00pm Seija Knight with Helen Mills
Saturday 18th October 3.00pm Lizzie Hull with Pauline Stafford Saturday 18th October 6.00pm Jonathan Saunders with Marie-Elise Boyer

Tickets for each performance are £7.50 or £5 for concessions, or for a ticket to attend a multiple of the performances just £20 each. Tickets are available from Opera Anywhere direct: 01865 735910 or email mike@oxfordvocalists.co.uk


 
 

Earth From The Air

Oxford Castle Grounds
20 Sept 2008 – 20 Feb 2009


Earth From The Air at Oxford Castle, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, is an astounding exhibition of 120 giant sized floodlit pictures. It is a photographic portrait of our planet illuminating its beauty whilst raising awareness of man's impact. The free outdoor exhibition will be at the Oxford Castle, in central Oxford, from 20 September until February. It can be viewed at any time of day or night without prior booking. www.earthfromtheair.com


 
 

Viewpoint - Installation

View Point: an installation by Katy Beinart

Oxford Castle Yard 6 Sept – 20 Nov 2008

As part of her ongoing series of art works, Parallel Worlds, which explores different views of Oxford, Katy has created 2 works for the Oxford castle site. The art works play on the familiar vernacular of tourist attractions, but subvert the expected view, one that is often based on a preconcieved expectation of what a place will look like. Images in the works came from participatory projects with Oxford residents, and aim to show the viewer a fresh take on the city. Supported by Arts Council England and O3 Gallery. Further information available from: www.parallelworlds.org.uk www.katybeinart.co.uk


 
 

Installation - Tom Green

Oxford Castle Garden Sat 24 May 2008

Chelsea College of Art Student Tom Green will be creating a site-specific installation at the Oxford Castle site for one day only. The work aims to create a dialogue between the Malmaison hotel rooms/cells and the outer space. An accumulation of restored and adapted furniture will reflect the inner hotel space onto the grass area behind it. From 2pm visitors will be able to walk into the installation and reserve any pieces they wish to take away.

“My practice endeavors to evoke lost relationships with place. With consideration of our reliance on spatial dynamics, to sustain these relationships. There are muted narratives contained by a place that go unnoticed and their importance can be questioned essentially, in respect to an aesthetic. The work frequently examines disruptions to the continuity of an individual within a given environment, offering a union of the uncanny and the sacred.
There is a speculative approach to potential uses of space, and any underlying values which create a sense of the return or influence our collective knowledge. Consequently the work is site-specific and materialises through reference to its location. Interior and exterior furnishings become the apparatus within a primarily sculptural medium, with film and photography being used as a means of documentation.”- Tom Green, 2008.


 
 

Oxford Brookes Degree Show

Oxford Brookes Fine Art BA Degree Show 2008
Oxford Brookes University Art Department Sat 17 – Thur 22 May 2008


The O3 Gallery is proud to be the main sponsor for this year’s Oxford Brookes Fine Art BA Degree Show. The show is open to the public and the students welcome you to see the culmination of three years hard work. + 44 (0)1865 484 959 art@brookes.ac.uk www.brookes.ac.uk/art www.brookesfineart2008.com


 
 

Korky Paul - Book Signing

In the O3 Gallery Sat 12 April 2008 12-4pm

Oxfordshire Children's Illustrator Korky Paul will be in the O3 Gallery for the afternoon to answer your questions about his work. We will be selling copies of his recent picture books (original illustrations on display) and he will be happy to sign a copy for you.


 
 

Ice Sculpture - White Night Festival

Oxford Castle Market Square Fri 7 Dec 2007 – 4-7pm

As part of Oxford Inspire’s White Night Festival (a late night evening of art, music, dance and performance celebrating the end of the county's millenium year) the O3 Gallery is holding an ice sculpture event. The sculptures will be displayed from 4pm in the Oxford Castle Market Square amidst an array of cafes and restaurants. There will also be the opportunity to see a live demonstration of ice carving from 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a place to warm yourself will be available in the O3 gallery throughout the evening.


 
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