THERE is something for everyone at this year’s Oxfordshire Artweeks as almost 500 exhibitions open their doors.
Running until May 28, a host of artists, including painters, photographers, jewellery makers, sculptors, wood turners and more.
Among those exhibiting is Abingdon’s Robert Strange with his incredible detailed pictures of collections of colourful everyday items such as toys, buttons, golf tees or playing cards ‘squashed’ into boxes, which are on display at Abingdon’s Museum in County Hall.
In Bampton, near Witney, the work of more than 20 artists is on display including a stone carver who creates gargoyles for the Oxford skyline, urban photography, striking pop-art created using vintage stamps, ceramics decorated with local hedgerow flora, and an artist whose underwater swimming pictures have a magical quality.
In Cutteslowe go and see Jane Hainsworth’s jewellery – she uses silver, shell, beads, pearls and semi-precious stones, or check-out Vital Peeters’ contemporary glass.
While Bicester hosts exhibitions by Bicester Sculpture Club, at the Old Vicarage, in Church Street, Abigail Boisot’s horse paintings will hang in café Stansfield & Hoole and the town’s library plays host to an exhibition by Bicester Art Club.
In Bucknell Road, meet sculptor Robert Bucknell whose array of metalwork includes everything from furniture to fish, rock stars and roses, whilst just a few doors away printmaker Alexandra Buckle demonstrates her linocut printmaking techniques.
For more information view artweeks.org