Over the summer we will be installing a new state-of-the-art lift at Modern Art Oxford that will offer our visitors greater and easier access to the galleries and the basement.
This essential maintenance work will begin on 23 July and is expected to last for a period of approximately 8 -10 weeks.
We regret that during this time the galleries (including our current exhibition) and the basement (including our disabled toilet) will only be accessible via stairs. The café and shop will remain fully accessible.
We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or disruption this causes. We want our visitors to have the best possible experience at Modern Art Oxford, and the new lift will significantly improve and enhance the experience of the gallery for disabled visitors in the long term.
Work is due to complete in the week commencing 8 October, but updates on the progress and exact completion date will be published on our website and social media.
Visitors who require the use of a lift and wish to see our current exhibition, A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, are encouraged to attend before 23 July as the exhibition closes on 9 September 2018.
The building will be fully accessible in time for our autumn exhibitions:
Future Knowledge 22 September – 28 October 2018
This interdisciplinary exhibition explores climate change by combining artistic inquiry with creative ecological design. The exhibition asks how we can generate fresh perspectives on climate change whilst exploring how visual arts can help deepen our understanding and appreciation of the natural world in the face of escalating environmental concern.
Platform Graduate Award 2018 5 September – 14 October 2018
The Platform Graduate Award 2018 is an initiative to support emerging graduate artistic talent to further their practice. The artists will present their work in a series of solo exhibitions hosted in Modern Art Oxford’s Project Space.
The Shadowlight Artists: Rising 16 October – 11 November 2018
The Shadowlight Artists, a group of six artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, showcase work spanning installation, painting, digital media and theatrical production. The exhibition celebrates the group’s creative growth since their formation in 2009 with an artistically ambitious body of work which re-frames disability arts.
Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities 17 November 2018 -10 February 2019
Fantastic Cities is the first major exhibition showcasing the thought-provoking work of artist Penny Woolcock (b. 1950 Buenos Aires). An unparalleled pioneer in contemporary visual culture in the UK, Woolcock is widely celebrated for her creatively incisive approach to exploring issues of social inequality. This exhibition presents three new commissions, alongside work spanning four decades of Woolcock’s prolific creative practice.
Additional toilets with disabled facilities will be available in the Yard entrance of Modern Art Oxford, in The Blenheim pub on the corner of Pembroke Street and St Ebbes (approx. 100 yards), or in the Westgate Centre (approx. 0.3 miles).