Artist profiles

Aaron Williamson

Artist

Over the last twenty years Aaron Williamson has created over 300 performances, videos, installations and publications in Britain, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Scandinavia, USA, South America, Canada and many other countries around the world.

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Abi Hood

Actor/playwright

Abi is an Oxford-based actor who has worked regularly with the Old Fire Station.

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Alexa Cox

Artist

Alexa creates works on paper exploring the nature of storytelling and the book. Through drawing, painting and printmaking, she plays with the way in which narratives are constructed through encounters.

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Anja Meinhardt

Dancer/theatre-maker

Anja is a dancer and theatre-maker based in Oxford.

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Ashanti Wheeler-Artwell

Actor, writer and poet

Ashanti is an actor, writer and poet.

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Attic

Theatre company

A touring theatre company taking original work by leading writers to new audiences.

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Bennett & McDermott

Artist duo

Sharon Bennett and Dan McDermott are artists and arts educators with over 30 years collective experience.

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Channie B

Performance artist

Channie B is a performance artist.

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Chris Oakley

2020 exhibition: Microscopy of the Union Flag

Chris Oakley has worked with moving and digital images since the mid 1990s, alongside installation and print works, and has exhibited widely throughout Europe and beyond.

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Clare Lizzimore

Director

Clare is an award-winning director. She directed Snowflake by Mike Bartlett, the Old Fire Station's 2018 Christmas show.

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David Foster

Artist

David Foster is an artist working with photography (especially double exposure photography), as well as video, film, sound, and found objects.

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Electrick Village

VR theatre company

Electrick Village create immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences.

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Eleonora Aldegheri

Dancer

Ellie is a freelance dance professional and director of the Lunas Dance Project.

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Elham Ehsas

Film-maker, actor

Elham Ehsas is an actor and film-maker, seeking to tell stories which aren't often shown onscreen.

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Emma Davis

Artist

Emma is an Oxford-based abstract painter.

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Emma Webb

Movement director

Emma Webb is a director and facilitator with a background in movement working in the UK and abroad.

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Emma Williams

Artist

Emma's practice revolves around book-making and online projects.

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Flintlock Theatre

Theatre company

Flintlock Theatre pride themselves on great storytelling, a love of tall tales and a delight in the anarchic and irreverent.

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Georgie Steele

Storyteller

Georgie is a storyteller and theatre performer.

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Gommie

Artist

My Practice Depends On Walking Vast Lengths Of The UK, Writing And Painting Poems On Maps, Based On The Amazing Things People From Different (Often Forgotten) Communities Say To Me.

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Haptic/Tacit

Artist collective

Five makers from the 2013 cohort of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme for emerging makers, and their mentors.

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Harriet Poppy Speed

Artist

Harriet is a Furniture Design Engineer, and the creator of THIS GIRL MAKES.

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Holly Davey

Photographer

Holly Davey lives and works in Cardiff. Her practice involves working closely with ideas around objects, collections and memory, especially hidden social histories.

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Holly Taylor-Zuntz

Theatre-maker

Holly Taylor-Zuntz is a singer, actor and theatre maker from Oxford.

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Hugh Pryor

Artist

Hugh is an experimental photographic artist, using techniques for recording the passage of time and motion using digital slit scanning from video, lasers and naturally occurring slithers and slices.

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Human Story Theatre

Theatre company

A company which focuses on plays with a health and social care issue at heart.

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Isadora Reeves

Artist

Isadora is a self-taught artist (b 1995) whose abstract paintings have been exhibited in the Museum of Everything’s Exhibition 2 at Tate Modern and Crash Haye-on-Wye international arts-fair shows.

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Jack Eden

Scupture & fine art

Jack Eden is a fine art sculptor whose work focuses on the interplay between sculptural material and form, and how one effects the other physically, aesthetically, and conceptually.

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Jack Smith

Artist

Jack Smith is a self-taught artist born in 1995. He works with acrylic and oil paint on canvas and enjoys painting everything from portraits to townscapes.

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Jaya Mansberger

Artist

Jaya is a painter and illustrator based in Oxford.

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Jayne Wilton

Visual artist

Through her practice, Jayne Wilton explores ways to capture and make visible the human breath. She uses a wide range of traditional and non traditional approaches to render the breath’s ephemeral dynamics.

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JC Niala

Writer, researcher and maker.

JC Niala is a writer, researcher and maker.

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Jenni Lee

Prop-maker

Jenni is a freelance prop maker and scenic artist from the North East of England.

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Jessica Fowler

Costume-maker

Jessica is a tailor and costumier.

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Jo Elliott

Film-maker

Jo Elliott is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Moving Target Films.

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John A. Blythe

Artist

John is an artist teacher who specialises in photography.

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John Goto

Photographic artist

John Goto is a British photographic artist. His work addresses a range of historical, cultural and socio-political subject areas, often using a satirical approach.

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Jon Ouin

Musician

Jon Ouin is a musician who has composed soundtracks for theatre, radio, TV and more.

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Jonny & The Baptists

Associate artists

Jonny & the Baptists – Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers – are a UK-based musical comedy act working across comedy, festivals and theatre.

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Julian Benjamin

Photographer

Julian is a photographer based in Oxford, with 20 years' experience at the coalface of the photographic industry.

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Julian Dourado

Artist

Julian is an artist and printmaker.

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Justice In Motion

Theatre company

Justice in Motion is an Oxford based physical theatre company, set up in 2013 by artistic director Anja Meinhardt and currently EVOLVE company at the Oxford Playhouse.

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Katie Taylor

Artist

Katie is a contemporary sculptural installation artist based in Oxford, UK.

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Kazem Hakimi

Photographer

Photographer Kazem Hakimi was born in Shiraz in Iran, but moved to the UK in 1974. Having trained initially as a civil engineer, he then studied photography in London.

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Kim Thornton

Artist

​Kim Thornton’s practice combines making and photography with humour to disrupt stereotypes and to create surprise​ narratives.

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Kirk Ellingham

Photographer

Kirk Ellingham is a documentary photographer working in England and Georgia.

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Laura de Moxom

Artist

Laura Frances de Moxom is a mixed media artist obsessed by the melancholy, the passing of time, sweet sadness and the fragile beauty of existence. The connection with memory and collection in her practice draws her to work on social projects.

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Lauren Baldwin

Artist

Lauren’s work explores themes of preservation by capturing the ephemeral moments in their physical forms.

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LiterArties

Artist collective

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.

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Lizzy McBain

Theatre-maker

Lizzy is a theatre-maker based in Oxford.

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Lucy Proctor

Artist

Art therapist, educator and artist.

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Lucy Stopford

Artist

Lucy's practice is based on repeated enquiry, working and re-working from one subject: the face. 

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Mandala Theatre

Theatre company

Mandala is a place where young people come together to create, train, perform and belong.

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Martin Raeburn

Artist

Martin's preferred style is 'action painting', in which the physical act of painting itself is an essential aspect of the finished work. He lives in Paris.

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Melody Vaughan

Curator and writer

Melody is a curator and writer who facilitates encounters between people, objects and craft makers.

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Michael Goldrei

Photographer

London-based street photographer and photojournalist Michael Goldrei originally hails from Oxford. His work shows the humour, mundanity and colour of everyday life.

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Mike Bartlett

Writer

Mike is an award-winning writer. He wrote Snowflake, the Old Fire Station's 2018 Christmas show.

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Miranda Cresswell

Artist

Miranda Creswell studied at Camberwell School of Art in the 1980s and has since then held many solo and group exhibitions in the UK and abroad.

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Miranda Millward

Artist

Miranda is a visual artist who is fascinated by serendipity, nostalgia and memory.

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Moez Kaudeer

Artist

Moez is an Oxford-based painter. He has lived in the city since 2012, and developed his artistic style in art classes run by Crisis Skylight.

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Mohammed Soliman

Animator

Mo is a director, stop-motion animator and puppet fabricator based in Oxford.

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Nancy Dewhurst

2019 exhibition: Fly Tipping

Nancy Dewhurst is an intermedia artist working across sculpture, installation, film, and community involvement.

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Naomi Joseph

Theatre-maker

Naomi is a theatre-maker, writer and actor. She creates work which explores how big feelings manifest in our everyday lives.

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Nathan & Ida

Comedy duo

Nathan & Ida are an Oxford based comedy duo who have been collaborating in comedy and theatre for over 10 years.

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Nicola Armitage

Film-maker

Experienced videographer, designer, tutor and facilitator working within the creative industries for over 15 years.

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Nicola Fielding

Artist

Nicola is a British artist based in Oxford, practising in both drawing and ceramics.

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Nova Theatre

Theatre company

Nova Theatre create exciting, intriguing female-led shows.

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Oblivity

Podcast

Oblivity is a critically acclaimed sci-fi sitcom podcast, produced independently in Oxford.

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Oriane Pierrepoint

Artist

Oriane Pierrepoint is a young self-taught artist who specialises in the medium of figurative portraiture and draughtsmanship

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Oxford People’s Theatre

Theatre company

Oxford People’s Theatre is a new community theatre company for adults & young people 12+ with a curiosity and passion for theatre; both performance & backstage.

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Oxford Theatre Guild

Theatre company

Oxford Theatre Guild is Oxfordshire's largest and longest-established amateur theatre company. They perform regularly at the OFS.

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Paul Majek

Visual artist

Paul Majek is a visual artist whose work explores community, identity and representation.

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Penny Maltby

Artist

Penny Maltby is textile and installation artist based in Oxford.

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Philip Selway

Musician

Philip is a musician, best known as the drummer of Radiohead.

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Philippa James

Photographer

Philippa James is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Oxford UK. Her interests and work explore women and feminism, the underrepresented, and her local community.

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Photo Oxford

Festival

Photo Oxford was established to bring internationally acclaimed photography and photographic debate to the city of Oxford. Photo Oxford hosts exhibitions and events to bring examples of photographic excellence to the region.

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Pipeline Theatre

Theatre company

A touring company of experienced theatre practitioners.

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Plaster Cast

Theatre company

Plaster Cast are an emerging theatre company specialising in LGBTQ+ work.

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PORTABLE Collective

Artist collective

A collective of artists formed at the Old Fire Station in 2019.

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Quilla Constance a.k.a. Jennifer Allen

Artist

Quilla Constance is the creation of interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Allen. She is deployed by Allen to locate points of agency for the negotiation of black female identities within high art and majority culture.

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Rachel Cronin

Artist

Rachel is primarily a watercolour and mixed media artist creating abstract landscapes in response to the seasons.

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Rafa Borja

Ceramics

Born in Colombia, Rafa lives and works in Oxford, UK. Fascinated from an early age by the behaviour of different materials, he works solely in ceramics now, sculpting and experimenting.

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Rebecca Lee

Artist

Illustrator, Theatre & Immersive Designer

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Ronin Theatre Productions

Theatre company

A company dedicated to performing modern and contemporary theatre.

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Rowan Padmore

Playwright

Rowan is a local playwright, poet and performer.

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Ruth Broadway

Artist

Ruth graduated in Illustration from the University of the West of England in 1998. Her current body of work focuses on the domestic and cherished objects in daily use at home.

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Sabrina Richmond

Theatre-maker

Sabrina is an actor, writer and director.

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Sebastian Thomas

2019 exhibition: Fly Tipping

Sebastian Thomas is an artist whose practice spans printmaking, collage, drawing, sculpture and installation.

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Sonia Boué

Artist

Sonia Boué is an Anglo-Spanish multiform artist. Her practice is concerned with a legacy of exile, leading to a growing body of work which relates to the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.

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Sonia Latchford

Artist

Sonia looks at issues of race and sexuality within pop culture, and specifically within art. She is influenced by artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Kimathi Donkor and Kara Walker.

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Stacey Mead

Artist

Stacey's most recent work has centred around hard materials with a focus on surface manipulation using lasers.

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T(ART) Productions

Artist collective

We are a queer events company specialising in cabaret, arts, and social events, and have been creating events in Oxford for over six years.

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Tamsin Corrigan

Artist

Primarily working with rustic materials and industrial-based chemical reactions, Tamsin's work explores materiality, autonomy of the medium and aleatoric aesthetics.

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Tayo Jones

Artist

Tayo is an Oxford-based artist who recycles objects into art.

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The Dead Secrets

Comedy collective

Purveyors of surreal, character-driven, narrative sketch comedy and improvisation.

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The ROARsomes

An inclusive collective

The ROARsomes are a group of disabled and non- disabled Artists based at the Ark T Centre in Cowley.

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The Shadowlight Artists

Artist collective

The Shadowlight Artists are a collective of artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, supported by Film Oxford.

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Thomas Page Dances

Dancer and choreographer

A contemporary dance company presenting the work of artistic director Thomas Page.

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Tom Foley

Artist

Tom Foley is an untrained mixed media artist from Oxfordshire, creating work through a wide range of styles, from illustration to abstract.

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Tom Radclyffe

Artist

Tom is an Oxford based, freelance illustrator and graduate of the MA Visual Communication course at the Royal College of Art.

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Tony Lorenzo

2019 exhibition: No te vayas nunca (Don’t ever leave)

Tony is a photographer based in Oxforshire.

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Usha dapur Kar

Visual artist

Usha dapur Kar is an emerging artist based in Oxford.

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Watson & Malone

Comedy duo

Watson & Malone are an Oxford-based comedy duo.

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XR Oxfordshire

Artist collective

The artworks in this exhibition were created, often collaboratively, by activists with XR Oxfordshire. Some are professional artists, whilst others do not consider themselves to be ‘arty’ at all.

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Young Women’s Music Project

Artist collective

YWMP aims to build a sisterhood of creatives by providing an inclusive, non-judgemental, safe space for musical expression.

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Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani

Musician

Zahra is a musician, composer, and performer who has been creating music for over 15 years.

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Zelga Miller

Artist

Zelga seeks to document the human condition through painting, drawing and sculpting.

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