Events on 30th Oct 2017

Events for 30th Oct 2017

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  • Material World - Exhibition

    • Date: 14th October 2017 - 30th October 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: SJE Arts Iffley Road Oxford
    • Time: 12:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: Free

    Artworks by artists from Oxford, Bonn, Grenoble, Leiden and Perm on the theme 'Material World'.

    This international exhibition will include work from four Oxford artists as well as an artist representing some of our twin cities : Bonn, Grenoble and Perm.  Although art exchanges have been going on for years this is the first time that artists from our different twin cities have worked together. The theme is Material World and each artist has developed the theme in a different way.

    Eric Margery from Grenoble is presenting an installation of jelly fish made from paper.  He uses paper in much of his work, so that he is talking about the environment without using new materials.  A similar approach is made by Madi Acharya-Baskerville from Oxford who uses found objects which hold a memory and then she reinvents them to become something of the future. Diana Bell also uses found man-made materials and combines them with natural materials, so that we look at them in a new way.

    Susanne Krell from Bonn is showing work from a  project which took her to many different places in the world.  She records the history of the buildings she visits by taking rubbings or frottage and combines these with photographs. Jonathan Moss from Oxford creates beautiful prints and paintings which explore the importance of quiet contemplation in a chaotic world.

    Brook and Black are a partnership of two Oxford artists showing a video projection. Their work often has themes of home and for this exhibition they take the theme to its minimal meaning and show the movement of a simple bed sheet with all its associations.

    And finally Inna Rogova from Perm shows a slide show of her ceramic work which focuses on seeds and nuts that have hidden spaces inside them.

    The Opening Event for the exhibition is on Saturday 14 October from 2-4.30pm, including live music.

    Exhibition open daily, 12-6pm.  Late opening: 15 Oct 12-7pm; 20,24,28th Oct 12-8pm.

    The exhibition forms part of a weekend of international culture - for more details, see our events page.

  • The first major retrospective of artist Frith Powell: The MuBild of Arte Normale and The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente.

    • Date: 29th October 2017 - 16th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College. The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.
    • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: Free

    For almost 50 years, artist Frith Powell has worked reclusively in his Oxford studio – wrestling with visual and philosophical themes with single-minded dedication. At last, he has been persuaded to show this substantial and remarkable culmination of a life’s work, dedicated to dressing ‘Nothing in Something…giving shape to entities that lie beyond the bounds of sense experience.’ 

    The four-room exhibition explores Frith Powell’s extraordinary range and technical virtuosity.The main body of his work is from the conceptual and enigmatic MuMu collection, which includes beautiful and quietly challenging oil paintings, sculptures and drawings. The final gallery draws the viewer into the magical world of Frith Powell’s alter ego. Entitled The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente, this mysterious and enchanting ‘hidden archive’ of small sculptures and drawings comprises an entire and coherent ‘alternative’ culture, replete with its own meticulously sculpted artefacts. 

    More information here