“Draw a story in lines, plot its progress in oils,
and bring the conflict to a head with brush strokes.” – Kamal Lathar

Meet LiterArties: a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists, all published and exhibiting. Some are professional artists, others are skilled amateurs. Each is passionate about capturing creativity through different mediums.

As artists, their joint exhibition encompasses a vast range of styles, subject matter and mediums. As writers, they cover a diverse list of subjects – from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

Collectively, they are not only writers and artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions. They not only bring a wealth of knowledge, personal perspective, enthusiasm and experience of life, people, and art to their work, but are all passionate about sharing their knowledge and the skills to help others.

Their mission is to encourage others to capture their creativity too. How many people have you heard say, ‘Oh, I can’t draw!’ or, ‘But I could never write a book…’? LiterArties challenge that through demonstrating how they do both in their creative and everyday lives.

Join in their story and explore the versatility of words and images with them at one of their workshops or talks, running concurrent with the exhibition:

Capturing creativity
Saturday 16 March, 2pm – 4pm
Participants will be introduced to a practical session exploring techniques for finding their own creativity, including a short meditation, leading to the creation of images using paint, charcoal and other basic art materials. Wear old clothes and come along prepared to be experimental! £10/£8. Click here.

Meet the author/artist
Saturday 6 April, 3pm – 6pm
A free informal session in the gallery where you can watch some of the LiterArties at work and chat about what they do. Free, no need to book.

Meet the author/artist
Saturday 27 April, 3pm – 5pm
A free informal session in the gallery where you can watch some of the LiterArties at work and chat about what they do. Free, no need to book.

Book launch
Saturday 4 May, 3pm – 6pm
Come and meet the artists/authors, and also find out about an exciting new book by LiterArties member Deborah Martin & Karen French. Free, no need to book.

Book launch
Saturday 11 May, 3pm – 5pm
Come and meet the artists/authors, and also find out about an exciting new book by LiterArties member Dennis Hamley: The Hare Trilogy. Free, no need to book.

Come and join them. Come and be captured by creativity.