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Making Space Safe workshops are led by associate artist Mary Chamberlain with asylum seekers and refugees in Oxford.

These sessions teach artistic skills and create a sense of social cohesion for the group that includes people from around the world, referred by local organisations Sanctuary Hosting and Refugee Resource. Making Space Safe meets in a private space at Modern Art Oxford.

Mary Chamberlain is a qualified art therapist and has worked for many years as a creative practitioner specialising in working with drawing and painting with vulnerable groups and individuals using some of the therapeutic principles gained during her training.

Image above: work by Feng Gu

Modern Art Oxford supports the development of creative practice and organisational development by working with local artists to create a safe public space for engaging with art.

The gallery is part of the dynamic cultural ecology of Oxford and our work and frequent collaborations with partners are focused ensuring the cultural offer in Oxford is future focused and sustainable.