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Culture, Art

Oxfordshire Artists

A Celebration of Women, by Women

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These twelve artists are all currently preparing to open their studios and host exhibitions in May as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival.

You can also enjoy an exhibition, Women by Women III at the ronapainting gallery in Jericho, showcasing a variety of art by selected female-identifying artists on the theme of Mother.

Ronapainting Gallery, 34 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AA; exhibition runs from 2 March-8 April

They said I used to look like her, by Ruth Swain, shows her mother-in-law Gill who loved reading and loved Elizabeth Taylor, and in her own heyday was ‘the absolute image of her’. £4,500. Prints available, £150

This brand new giant mosaic of St Joan by Becky Paton was inspired by Joan of Arc with a David Bowie twist (90cm diameter). £4,000

Two Faced by Watlington Artweeks newcomer Emma Ogilvy is acrylic on canvas board, £450

Lady in Blue, one of a new series of Japanese women in mixed media by Jenny Smith. £85

Jackie Richards’ extraordinary collages, like this portrait of Nina Simone, are available as originals. £250 unframed, or as giclée prints from £45.

Ida’s Veranda by Jane Kelly is part of a series of paintings, Mum’s Chums, which celebrates the longevity of women’s friendship. £200

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Jill Colchester’s Untitled from her latest series, Headlines, captures a girl in a moment with a simplicity of line. £87

Protection, by Artweeks newcomer Karina Tarin, depicts a woman’s need to preserve her inner freedom with an outer show of strength. It’s also shows her protective role over her children. The swan is her spirit of strength, and a nod to the Norse myth of the Swan Maiden, who can transform and fly away at will as long as she retains her ‘winged cloak’. Oil on cradled board, £550

These Mother Earth sculptures, created by Kashmira Patel from terracotta clay with oxides and glazes are sold as a pair, £300

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Mother and Child sculpture in soapstone, by artist Kay Gibbons. £375

Morning Light, by graphite artist Sue Side, £375. Also available as a limited-edition mounted print, £50

Joy by Sharon Williams, acrylic on birch ply panel (NFS); commissions available.


Mon 1 Jul 2024

Dr Brian Briggs – “Brian is fine” – divides his time between Llanelli’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Wetland Centre, where he is senior reserve warden, and his ‘other

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Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

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Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

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Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.