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Oxfordshire Artists: Be Surprised


As Oxfordshire Artweeks bursts into life across the county this month, we have a selection of unexpected pieces which will be on show during the festival.

There’s so much more than paintings, photography, ceramics and sculpture. On these pages, you’ll see bellows and a boat, an invented animal and a cast of Star Wars characters. These illustrate just some of the surprises, talent and intrigue you can investigate in artists’ open studios and pop-up exhibitions across the county this month. Browse more on-line and choose which venues to visit at

Anne Mills (Artweeks venue 53; Stanford-in-the-Vale)

British Ash Bellows in wood and leather, £265

Colin Henwood (Artweeks venue 74; Long Wittenham)

Electric Punt: Voltaire, 25ft long with a 4ft beam £12,000 incl. a new set of batteries

Gabriella Anouk (Artweeks venue 42; Buckland)

Banana Blue A3, framed, from an edition of 20. £2,000

Also available at A2 & A1

Gaelle Jolly (Artweeks venue 425; Oxford)

Message in a bottle- a custom calligraphy message on paper, £93.50

Heidi Fenn (Artweeks venue 343; Piddington)

A pendant made from concrete and gold leaf, £28

Jane Smith (Artweeks venue 320; Woodstock)

Lego Star Wars Collection, Open edition print, £65

Jane Tomlinson (Artweeks venue 302; Freeland)

Wildlife of the British Isles 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle
based on an original painting, £32

Jean Pierre de Rosnay (Artweeks venue 321; Woodstock)

This Moment, oil on canvas £500

Kate Byrne (Artweeks venue 455; Summertown)

Quople in ceramic, £80

Kate Hipkiss (Artweeks venue 443; Jericho)

'We Came To Be Here' handcut map globe, £1,250

Kerry Spurry (Artweeks venue 42; Buckland)

19th Century Paradise Armchair in velvet, £695

Liz Dee (Artweeks venue 4; Thame)

Lucy the Sheep is a large silver brooch commission created from a children’s drawing.
Similar commissions available, prices vary, starting at £70.


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