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Hope, a framed textile piece, by Amanda Benstead, evokes a calm and soothing future, £175. Contact

Sophie Basilevitch’s linocut Forever The Sea is inspired by Arctic terns, always hopeful of reaching their destination. £85.00 Contact:

painting ‘Two for Joy, over the Ridgeway’, by Caroline Ritson Acrylic on block canvas, £180.

Ushma Sargeant’s Unseen Things is a piece of textile art inspired by Misuzu Kaneko’s poem, Stars and Dandelions £950

Deep in the blue sky,
like pebbles at the bottom of the sea,
lie the stars unseen in daylight
until night comes.
You can't see them, but they are there.
Unseen things are still there.

The withered, seedless dandelions
hidden in the cracks of the roof tile
wait silently for spring,
their strong roots unseen.
You can't see them, but they are there.
Unseen things are still there.

Inspired by nature, Caroline Nixon’s art evolves with the seasons. Ecoprint cushion £80

Forest Dawn by Sue Side captures the interaction between trees and their landscape Ink and gold foil

Charlie Davies’s delicate Wherever the breeze takes me is a reminder of the whimsical nature of the unknown £150;

Robin & Pussy Willow by Denny Webb is full of the joy of spring, £379

Leaping Spaniel – a leap of hope? by Gill Heaton, £180

An upcycled disk-shaped bowl by Graham Lester showcases recycling at its most stylish, £155.

Mixed media artist Jessica Parker celebrates light on a snowy landscape with Golden Winter, £275.

Thief! – an opportunist in the natural world by Nic Vickery.


Mon 2 May 2022

The idea for an open studios event was brought from the US four decades ago and the first Artweek in the UK was held in Oxford, simply as a small local event. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed the friendly welcome of local artists: now the festival encompasses the whole of Oxfordshire and it is a model which has been copied across the country.

2 Copyright Nick Rutter
Mon 16 May 2022

Since 1998, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra has brought exciting and inspirational classical music performances to the heart of Oxford in the Sheldonian Theatre. 

Tue 10 May 2022

Handmade Oxford

The International Contemporary Crafts Festival

Eat, drink, shop exquisite British craft and get involved in craft workshops, demonstrations and talk programs in the historic setting of Waterperry Gardens.

Tue 3 May 2022

I was fortunate to watch Paul Oz creating one of his dramatic, textural oil paintings a few years ago at the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival.