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The Making of Nicolas Party: Speakers – Timelapse Video


Visitors to Modern Art Oxford are often amazed at how much our gallery spaces change with each new exhibition. These transformations are all down to our dedicated Production team, who are captured in this timelapse video during the making of Nicolas Party’s exhibition, Speakers.

Visit Nicolas Party: Speakers in our Piper Gallery before it closes on Sunday 18 February.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Rage in Order: Hannah Ryggen and Art with Marit Paasche


Following the opening of Hannah Ryggen: Woven Histories, art historian and Hannah Ryggen expert Marit Paasche came into the gallery to discuss the life and work of the artist.

Ryggen was born in 1894 and died in 1970, leaving behind an impressive array of works, where there is no distinction between life and art.

This talk uncovers the combative attitudes and strong political awareness which were driving forces in Ryggen’s art, as well as exploring the topics and people she addressed in her works.

The Influence of Rose Finn-Kelcey


On Thursday 28 September, Modern Art Oxford welcomed speakers and guests to discuss the life and work of influential artist Rose Finn-Kelcey.

Considered the ultimate artist’s artist, this event brought together leading artists, curators and writers Peter Liversidge, Mia Taylor, Jo Stockham, Hermione Wiltshire and Catherine Elwes, who were influenced by and worked with Finn-Kelcey, to examine her legacy in detail.

Space for Humans


Matthew Stuttard, one of the research contributors to Aleksandra Mir’s Space Tapestry (on display at Modern Art Oxford 24 June – 12 November, 2017), hosted a talk on 29 June. Here you can watch him discussing the current and future uses of Space on Earth, highlighting aspects of beauty arising from Space phenomena and technologies.

Laura Nicholson: CONSTANTLY TERRIFIED Live Stream



As part of Platform 2017,  an annual award designed to nurture new artistic talent, artist Laura Nicholson is hosting a live streaming of their work CONSTANTLY TERRIFIED.

“In CONSTANTLY TERRIFIED I am exploring the relationship between the embodied self and the  performative artist identity. This stream runs from 12-1 and 3-4 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and allows you to watch me produce myself and my work over the course of the exhibition. This is my invitation for you to become my witness, and to consume and validate my practiced honesty.” – Laura Nicholson

During the exhibition Laura will be selling comics and prints of their work in the Modern Art Oxford shop.

CONSTANTLY TERRIFIED is on 19 July – 6 August 2017.

Data Studio: Environmental Change


On Wednesday 24 May, as part of Modern Art Oxford’s Future Knowledge exhibition, designer and artist Lucy Kimbell hosted a practical workshop in collaboration with the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

This Data Studio explored and materialised models and data about environmental change. It also raised questions about how models are constructed, translated, mediated and engaged with, and the publics, audiences and users involved.