That Other Place
Exhibition preview: Friday 3rd April, 6-8pm
Join O3 Gallery for the exhibition launch of ‘That Other Place’ and exhibition exploring the experience of Alzheimer’s disease. As the social, emotional and welfare costs of Alzheimer’s disease gain prominence, and with the Alzheimer’s Society prediction of one million sufferers by 2025, exploring the ways in which the disease affects the lives and daily habits of the sufferers and those around them becomes an ever more important task. Responding to this, O3 Gallery, in association with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at the University of Oxford, present That Other Place; an exhibition exploring Alzheimer’s disease in its various neuropathological manifestations, from the dual perspectives of sufferer and carer. That Other Place showcases the work of a series of artists working within this theme via the medium of photography and film.
Image: Hayley Morris
Crafty Networking Event
Thursday 14 May 2015, 18.00-20.00
Join us for a tour of the new leatherworking displays and listen to leatherworker Tortie Hoare discuss her craft, inspirations and the development of her business. Tortie works in leather, wood and fabric, creating beautiful stripped back designs. She has taken inspiration from the Pitt Rivers collections and uses historical techniques that you’ll see mirrored in many of the objects on display.
Oxford Art Prize
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015
As part of the inaugural Oxford Art Prize, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015 artists are invited to bring their own sketchbooks, paper, boards and canvases to a previously allocated location within Oxford and then work ‘en plein air’ creating a flurry of visible artistic activity across the city.
Please note: To take part in this event it is essential to register by midnight on 8th May 2015. Click here for more details.
Lewis Carroll the Surrealist: exploring the Wonderland of the unconscious mind
A talk by Mark Richards
Saturday 11th July 2015. 4-5pm
In the 19th Century, Lewis Carroll explored the themes of dreams, unconscious thoughts and madness just as the Surrealists did in the mid 20th Century. Might we, then, regard the Oxford clergyman who wrote the Alice books as, himself, a “surrealist” and to what extent were the poets, writers and painters of the group influenced or inspired by his work. Mark Richards explores this thought-provoking subject in a very visual and lively presentation, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Image by Adriana Peliano.
Crafty Networking Event
Out of the Dark – Jay Blades
Thursday 30 July 2015, 18.00-20.00
Out of the Dark’s Director, Jay Blades, joins us to discuss the importance of getting new generations involved in traditional crafts, and the transformative effect that such involvement can have on young people’s prospects. OTD is a charitable social enterprise repurposing disgarded objects and giving them a modern twist while in the process, training, educating and employing young people form disadvantaged backgrounds. Jay will discuss how OTD founders set up the project and have built the support needed to allow it to continue and flourish.
Thursday 26 November 2015, 18.00-20.00
Join us at the O3 Gallery in Oxford Castle Quarter for the last Crafty networking event of 2015. We’ll be looking at digital promotion for small craft businesses and how blogging can be used to build your business.