Launch party and late night shopping
Winter Moon is a spellbinding exhibition of affordable, ethereal artwork and gifts inspired by the light of the moon. Join us at O3 Gallery on Saturday 29th November 5-8pm for the exhibition launch, and an evening of late-night seasonal shopping as we unveil a new look for our gallery shop. If you’re looking for unique gifts this Christmas, browse the gallery’s selection of hand-picked ‘Art-Objects’ including cards, ceramics, prints and jewellery including such British brands as Tatty Devine, Naked Lunge, Present and Correct and Literary Emporium.
There will be complimentary wine and homemade mince pies – and goody bags for the first 50 visitors too! Oxford Castle Unlocked will also be at our event, giving free historic taster tours from the gallery at 5.30, 6.30 and 7.00pm. Come along and join the fun!
Oxford Christmas Light Festival
Late night shopping at O3 Gallery
Oxford is kick-starting Christmas with a festival of free events in 20 magical venues across the city, and O3 gallery is included in the line-up! We’ll be open late until 8pm on Friday 21st November – providing you with a feast of local artwork and crafts which will make perfect Christmas gifts. Dance group Body Politic will also be performing their exciting and vibrant new work, fusing Hip Hop and Street Dance with a crew of 10 dancers at 7pm and 7.50pm outside the gallery. The piece was created as part of a Dancin’ Oxford project supported by MINI Plant Oxford. Plant Oxford’s support also enabled three community dance workshops to take place during Dancin’ Oxford’s Family Dance Week in October. Choreographed by Shannelle Fergus and Glenn Hudson the piece is bound to entertain and inspire…so don’t miss it!
Printmaking Demo with Susan Wheeler
OUTLINES exhibiting artist Susan Wheeler trained at the Central School of Art and Design, London and at Bristol University. A designer and producer of handmade, decorative and functional ceramic tiles for many years, Wheeler has more recently started exploring printmaking – working with linocuts in particular. She is a member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative, and the Oxford Arts Society. You have the chance to meet Susan in the gallery on Saturday 15th November, between 2-4pm when she will be demonstrating her skills as a printmaker.
Crafty Networking Evening
Crafty Networking is a collaborative programme between O3 Gallery, the VERVE project at the Pitt Rivers and Darn It & Stitch. Crafty Networking is an Initiative to support craft-workers, designers and artists to make positive connections with like-minded people. We endeavor to put makers, sellers, bloggers, buyers and enthusiasts in touch to discuss their work, share skills and interests, meet people who may be able to help with the commercial success of their work, and connect them with the rich and inspirational collections at the Pitt Rivers. Crafty networking events take places four times a year.
Thursday 4th September 2014, 6-7:30pm
Pitt Rivers Museum
Join O3 Gallery, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch at the Pitt Rivers Museum for a relaxed event that will bring together individuals with a vested interest in the development of local and national craft. From buyers for shops and galleries, craft workers and artisans, to design teachers and the crafty curious, we are dedicated to building a network for all those involved and interested in craft and design.
There will be a short talk then visitors will then be invited to connect with fellow guests over a glass of wine.
Display tables will be made available but due to conservation issues, we ask that you don’t bring silk, natural wool, untreated organic material or wet products
O3 Gallery runs Crafty Networking in partnership with The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch.
Barn the Spoon
In our third networking event of 2014, Barnaby Carder, or ‘Barn the Spoon’ as he is widely known, will give a short talk on his creative practice and business. Barn runs London’s little spoon shop in which he sits and carves functional spoons of all kinds from fresh wood using axes and knives.