Modern Art Oxford hosting first major art exhibition of Penny Woolcock

Image credit: Modern Art Oxford/Penny Woolcock. Born in Buenos Aires in 1950, Penny Woolcock was forced to flee to Europe for political safety after joining a radical theatre group in 1967, resulting in her brief arrest. She arrived in Oxford in 1970, a single mother relying on factory work and other odd-jobs. The city was her home for 15 years, during which time she engaged with […]

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The Pixelated Revolution: The power of hand-held footage to change political narratives

Image Credit: Jmabels. Description: a Civil Rights Movement-era protest. Recently, as digital photography has become better quality and developed to look more and more like its analogue counterpart, an idea has formed: that the clearer and the higher the resolution of the image we are being shown is, the more reflective of reality it is. […]

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Garstang Museum closes public opening hours: how are museums moving towards the future of History?

Image Credit: Dezalb. Description: a tablet engraved with Egyptian hieroglyphs. Museums are a fantastic resource for many subjects. In Oxford, for instance, there is the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), and the Museum of the History of Science, to name but a few. These places house […]

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Brand new international arts festival arriving in Oxford this June

Image Credit: Fachdozent-Description-Pottery “Handmade in Britain” was established in 2007 to provide a creative platform to support and promote design and craft talent in the UK. Their commitment to promoting the work of talented makers, designers, and craftspeople has already led them to establish annual events in Kew, Edinburgh, and Chelsea.  They also recently launched […]

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Review: The Last Bookshop

Independent bookshops are a dying race, callously destroyed by online purchases and dooming their owners to disillusioning profit losses. However, on 25 Walton Street, a survivor determinedly battles on. The Last Bookshop, providing quaint mint-green tables outside for those who wish to read with a coffee, and a perpetual deal of two books for five […]

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Hannah Ryggen: A Retrospective

Woven Histories, Hannah Ryggen’s new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, showcases impressive works from across the lifetime of the Swedish artist in this first major exhibition of her work in the UK. On display are an early painted self-portrait, which dates from 1914, a short video and timeline of Ryggen’s life, and 15 of her […]

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Star Light, Star Bright

An exciting new project created by Guerilla Dance Project and commissioned by Playable City will see an impressive installation light up the night’s sky in Oxford this winter. Winning piece Star Light, Star Bright will be on display across the city from January 2018. The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission comes from cultural venue and […]

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