Archive: Visual Art

Marmalade 2017: Art & Power

On 7 April 2017 82 artists, cultural leaders, funders, investors, entrepreneurs and others interested in art and social impact gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate as part of Marmalade 2017. In 2015...

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Spring 2017 – staff picks

A new year, a new season of work – we asked our staff what they’re most looking forward to between now and the end of April 2017. Click here to see the full list...

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Art in Oxford this Autumn

As well as theatre, music, comedy and dance, Oxford is packed with visual art exhibitions – take a look at what’s on offer until Christmas… OVADA Warehouse, 22 – 26 August OVADA Summer School...

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LiveFriday: Framed!

On Friday 13 May we co-curated a LiveFriday at the Ashmolean Museum! Playground, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, The Dead Secrets and The Listening Room – all folks who appear in our regular Tuesday and Scratch...

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Christmas Making Space

Despite having only just celebrated Bonfire Night, preparations are well under way here at the Old Fire Station for the installation of our festive Gallery exhibition, Christmas Making Space. Building on the exhibition that...

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Guess Who’s Back…

After their involvement in our Christmas Shop exhibition, Rycotewood Furniture Centre are back in our Gallery this July, showcasing the best of past and present student’s work. As well as beautiful pieces, including sideboards, coffee...

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ART & MONEY – where’s the CHANGE?

On 16th April 2015, artists, cultural organisations, funders, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate. The meeting was part of Marmalade at the Old Fire Station which took place over...

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The Vessels exhibition – an article by Sarah Mayhew Craddock

  Some people are born with a story to tell and a sense of the gift they posses that will help them to share that story; whilst others’ stories and gifts are more deeply...

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Bees, Bikes and Independent Businesses!

Shop at the Old Fire Station is (quite literally) buzzing; spring is on the way and we’re lining the shelves with loads of new stock – including some stunning collobarative work with students from Banbury...

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Re-Fashioned and Feng Ho: New Exhibitions

Our new Making Space programme is well underway here at the Old Fire Station with two brand new exhibitions now up in our Shop and Gallery. Re-Fashioned brings together four UK artists in our Gallery...

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Interview: All Roads Lead To Rome

Chris Dobrowolski has been Visiting Artist at the British Antarctic Survey, has created sculptures from planes, trains and automobiles, and has been described as ‘the greatest living artist in the UK’. He’s visiting us...

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Art and Money – Oxford Marmalade 2015

Another day, another funding cut – in the age of austerity, it can feel as if the arts are in desperate need of a guardian angel. The demands are piling up: arts organisations need...

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