Gallery and Visual Arts
ENTRY TO THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY IS ABSOLUTELY FREE SO YOU CAN DROP IN ANY TIME DURING OPENING HOURS.


CRAFT BOXES AND WINDOW WALL

 

We have a selection of beautiful crafts made by local artists for sale in our craft boxes. Don’t forget to peruse the jewellery, fashion and other unique designs when you’re here as we have regular new exhibitors.


On approaching the building from the west side (opposite Wilko's) have a look at our Window Wall display space, which has changing exhibitions of professional and community-made work throughout the year.


APPLYING TO EXHIBIT


If you are an artist interested in showing your work here, please see the application forms and information that can be downloaded from the green box on the left, or contact us for further information.


Our next gallery panel meeting will take place in mid March, to decide on the exhibitions programme from October onwards.



OXFORD PRINT-MAKERS: FOCUS ON PRINT


20 February – 30 March

 

An exhibition of original prints by members of the Oxford Printmakers which illustrates how varied and different printmaking can be. In their second show at Cornerstone, the east Oxford collective will present work by their skilled range of artists, demonstrating the variety of printmaking techniques including etching, screen print, linocut and woodcut. A special opportunity to explore the medium of print.


www.oxfordprintmakers.co.uk

 

Have you seen our holiday print-making workshop for children on Thursday 20 February?



Oxford Print-makers Exhibition Polaroid
European Southern Observatory Exhibition Polaroid


EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY: AWESOME UNIVERSE


3 – 27 April

 

Awesome Universe is a visually stunning exhibition that celebrates Europe’s quest to explore the southern sky from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and is brought to you by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), who provide the UK research community with access to the world’s most advanced, ground based telescopes through international subscriptions. This exhibition consists of visually stunning images showcasing celestial objects such as galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters as seen by ESO’s observatories, as well as beautiful images of the observatories themselves, which are located in some of the most unusual places on Earth.


 

Don’t miss the ‘Light Fantastic’ family day of free hands-on activities on 8th April. www.stfc.ac.uk www.eso.org


 

OPEN EXHIBITION: PORTRAITS


1 May – 1 June


Cornerstone's annual open exhibition is a feast of art displaying the skill and imagination of local artists. This year entrants have explored the theme of portraits, so come and see how they have interpreted this traditional subject. The exhibition is part of Oxfordshire Artweeks, so you will have the opportunity to see a selection of work from artists who will also be opening their studios to the public.

 

www.artweeks.org


 

 

MATTHEW WRIGHT: THE FARRIER

 

26 April – 1 June


As you are passing by Cornerstone’s west side Window Wall do take a moment to stop and enjoy fine art photographer Matthew Wright’s compelling installation which captures the quietly timeless work of a farrier.
Through racing yards and private stables, beautiful horses and English landscapes, these compelling and moving photographs explore the textures, colours and fabric of this ancient craft.  A unique view of rural life today is seen through the exquisite and diverse scenes captured by Matthew’s camera.  This exhibition is part of Artweeks. 

 

OXFORD SCRIBES: WRITE ON!

 

6 June – 6 July


Celebrating the diverse beauty of letterforms, the calligraphic society Oxford Scribes mark their thirtieth anniversary with an exhibition of work by its members.  Artists range from internationally known professionals to beginners, who explore both traditional and contemporary interpretations of calligraphy. Exhibited will be 2D works of brush and pen on paper and vellum, as well as pieces made using more unusual and unexpected tools, surfaces and structures. Look out for special events including demonstrations and opportunities to have a go at fine writing techniques to discover your own hidden talents!

 

 

SAMANTHA WADHAM: INTERIOR GROWTH


10 July – 16 August


 

Multidisciplinary Didcot artist Samantha Wadham, interprets textiles through different materials and media, including paper, painting, film and 3D metalwork. Interior Growth recreates floral imagery to explore how society views the working class not as blossoming beauties, but as disregarded weeds that cause damage to the garden, or world. Giving a contemporary twist to the humble wallpaper pattern, this is an exhibition that will inspire and intrigue.

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