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Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.
The gallery and cafe are closed on Mondays.

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10am - 5pm
Wednesday
10am - 5pm
Thursday
10am - 5pm
Friday
10am - 5pm
Saturday
10am - 5pm
Sunday
12pm - 5pm

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.
The gallery and cafe are closed on Mondays.

Fragments from a Shared Archive

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Inspired by Akram Zaatari’s exhibition The Script, Activating our Archives is a group project led by artist Sunil Shah which uses photography and curation to bring together a community of people from across Oxford to build an online archive of images that reflect on and explore their own lives.

This video displays a selection of the finished archive which can also be viewed through the Instagram hashtag #activatingourarchives.

The archive reflects and expresses aspects of our lives that we consider as private, public, individual and collective. It explores how images are used online and how we represent ourselves online through social media.

Penny Woolcock: In Conversation

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On November 22nd November Penny Woolcock was joined by Modern Art Oxford’s Head of Programme and Chief Curator Emma Ridgway for an in-depth discussion about the themes and inspirations behind Woolcock’s four-decade long practice and her Modern Art Oxford exhibition Fantastic Cities (17 November 2018 – 3 March 2019).

As one of the UK’s most groundbreaking visual artists, Woolcock’s career spans film, opera and television and she is widely celebrated for her intimate and uncompromising portrayals of social inequality in cities.

Penny Woolcock: Parallel Worlds

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We are thrilled to launch the new HENI Talks film, Penny Woolcock: Parallel Worlds. Responding to Modern Art Oxford’s exhibition Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities (17 November 2018 – 3 March 2019), this short film explores the life and influences of the groundbreaking artist and filmmaker.

Penny Woolcock: Parallel Worlds from HENI Talks on Vimeo.

Penny Woolcock is an artist, filmmaker and director, amongst other things. But hers is an art that is not the preserve of the gallery. Rather, Woolcock seeks to create art that contributes towards real impact in the world, exploring issues of social inequality that we encounter every day on the streets, though we may not always realise it.

Indeed, Woolcock turns her lens to the streets to expose the ‘parallel worlds’ that coexist, often imperceptibly, in daily life. Whether it be the difference in experience of taking a walk in North London on a summers evening between a middle-class resident and one of the “Cally Boyz”, of Caledonian Road, as in The Same Road is a Different Road (2018), or acting as a line of communication between rival gangs in Birmingham as in One Mile Away (2012), Woolcock seeks to tell the stories of often overlooked social groups, helping us to ‘imagine a different way of living’ together.

Read more about Modern Art Oxford exhibition Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities.

Art at Westgate Panel Discussion

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On Friday 2 November Modern Art Oxford and Modus Operandi celebrated Art at Westgate, a programme of public art featuring work by some of the most respected artists in Britain and mainland Europe today: David Batchelor, Rana Begum, William Cobbing, Nicky Hirst and Daniela Schönbächler.

The event focussed on Art & Public Space within the context of Westgate Oxford and brought together all five commissioned artists in a discussion chaired by Director of Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson. The video below is a recording of the roundtable discussion:

Video – A Slice through the World: artists’ panel discussion

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On Friday 15 June 2018, a selection of artists featured in A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings were brought together for the first time to discuss their individual works in the exhibition, as well as their wider practice.

This revealing panel discussion featured exhibiting artists Kate Davis, Ian Kiaer, David Musgrave and Massinissa Selmani and was chaired by curators Stephanie Straine and Kate Macfarlane. A Slice through the World is on at Modern Art Oxford until 9 September and Drawing Room, London until 5 August 2018.

Read more about A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings here.

 

Video – The Making of A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

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In this latest video, we have captured the fascinating process of transforming one Modern Art Oxford exhibition into another. Watch our Production Team dismantle Cinthia Marcelle’s immersive installation, The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare and set up the galleries for our current exhibition, A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings. 

A Slice through the World is presented in partnership with Drawing Room, London and features stunning drawings by 14 international artists. See the exhibition at Modern Art Oxford until 9 September.

Read more about A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings here.