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Art-beat 2019 at John Mason

Art-beat 2019
From 13th to 18th June there has been an exhibition of art work by GCSE and ‘A’ Level Art Students at John Mason School.
Art-beat 2019
There were several rooms full of artwork like the one above. It was amazing to see so much creativity all together. Very colourful and interesting. So many talented people at one school! It seems such a huge advance on what we did at school in my day.
Art-beat 2019
On Saturday Morning the exhibition was very popular with lots of friends and relatives looking at their student’s art work. There was also people like myself who saw the banner in front of the school and went in.
Art-beat 2019
Work included some fantastic dress creations and a portrait of Churchill.

There is still a chance to visit from 3.30-4.30 pm Monday and Tuesday. You need to bring a photo ID and report to reception.

Leave a Comment June 16, 2019

Art Weeks and Open Garden

Art Weeks and Open Garden
We managed to get to a few art week venues in Oxford last weekend, and from this weekend Oxfordshire Art weeks is coming to Abingdon. That includes St Ethelwold’s House where there will be Tea, Textiles and an Open Garden.
Art Weeks and Open Garden
In the Open Garden are Irises – like Van Gogh painted;
Art Weeks and Open Garden
Buttercups, Campion, and Bluebells – in wild flower islands;
Art Weeks and Open Garden
and Rhubarb, Runner Beans and Rosemary – in the vegetable patch.

4 Comments May 8, 2019

Abingdon Artists’ Spring Exhibition

Abingdon Artists
The Abingdon Artists’ Spring Exhibition started today, Monday, 1st April, and runs to Saturday, 6th April (10:00am-4:30pm) at St Nicolas Church.
Abingdon Artists
The exhibition includes a wide range of art works by different Abingdon artists. A number of them will also be exhibiting with other groups during Oxfordshire Art Weeks in May.
Abingdon Artists
As well as the exhibition and the chance to buy framed and unframed works, and cards, there is a raffle. First prize is a painting of the Ridgeway.
Abingdon Artists
Sally Mears is a well known local musician who has been helping with the music for the Abingdon Passion Play this Saturday. She also had a picture in the exhibition on the same subject.

1 Comment April 1, 2019

EXIT

EXIT
The Abingdon & Witney Art Foundation course began their end of year show this evening at the Abingdon College. Called EXIT, the exhibition will be open from Monday 18th – Friday 22nd June 10am – 5pm.
EXIT
A suit called ‘queer’ looked at gender and dressing. Behind it somebody had done the ultimate in naval gazing.
EXIT
There was a video of the material on these dresses being burned to produce this effect, and another video of a student writing onto canvasses in the confines of a bus shelter to produce the rhythmic scrawls seen behind.
EXIT
There were some lovely images that one student made to illustrate a poem .
EXIT
There was also a dark area where you could walk from one art film to another, and some more architectural works.

There is a lot to see, and each work has a small card to say what the artist was trying to achieve. It is interesting to compare the concept and the art work, and is well worth a visit.

1 Comment June 15, 2018

Oxfordshire Artweeks comes to Abingdon

Oxfordshire Artweeks
Oxfordshire Artweeks has already happened in Oxford City. We visited the exhibition in the cloisters behind St John the Evangelist Church, on the Iffley Road – a lovely setting with interesting exhibits including some by Caroline Harben of Abingdon. Her paintings included the County Hall in Abingdon,
Oxfordshire Artweeks
and a view from the roof top of the county hall (abstract above,realistic below).
Oxfordshire Artweeks
The exhibitions in Abingdon have now opened. They include the exhibition of many artists at Peachcroft Farm Barn.
Oxfordshire Artweeks
When we were there we could watch art in action There was a potter inside, and a sculptor outside.
Oxfordshire Artweeks
I also visited the Mind exhibition which ran for just one day.
Oxfordshire Artweeks
Artworks included sculptures (head sculptures), collages and art works in acrylics and pastels; and a slide show of artwork in action. Children’s art was happening on the day, as well as music, a tombola, and cakes.

Oxfordshire Artweeks continues in Abingdon until Bank Holiday Monday.

Leave a Comment May 22, 2018

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