Artist collective


PORTABLE Collective is a group of Oxford-based artists formed in 2019 at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, and nurtured through the long lockdown months of 2020. We explore notions of agility, transience and impermanence in the modern world.

Our response to the theme of ‘FRACTURE’ highlights diverse aspects of our most recent experiences, individually and collectively, especially in a post-pandemic context. Our combined practice is wide-ranging, including drawing, photography, painting, installation, moving-image, print, intervention, sculpture and performance. What unites and inspires us is a willingness to explore and present all facets of an idea, question or theme in a way that does not seek to impose answers but to foster mutual support, discussion and collaboration; in our own work and in a wider context.