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Oxfordshire Artists: New Year


Inspired by the New Year, Oxfordshire Artweeks artists look forward with hope as they begin their preparations for the county’s spring open studios and pop-up exhibition event.

Japanese Kintsugi is a philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object. Flowers in a Crackle Jug by Eleanor Campbell, mixed media


Red Sky at Night (Shepherd’s Delight) by Faye Knight promises sunshine in the morning!
Acrylic on a wood panel,

£295 unframed

The phoenix is the perfect emblem for a new start and Gerry Coles’ linocut print Rise Again is available as a greetings card


New Day, acrylics on box canvas, Leilani Jeevaratnam

£450 Contact on Leilani on

A Fox Called Hope by Jane Tomlinson is a limited edition drypoint tinted with watercolour, inspired by the folk art of Ukraine


Snowdrop Magic by Jo Lillywhite heralding the very beginning of spring.

Acrylics £150

Ploughed Field by Kate Hipkiss is a handcut layered paper.


Circle of Life, collage and acrylic, Margaret Horton.


New Dawn, A Wren for Peace, watercolour painting by Ronny Loxton: “I have a new house and studio in Milcombe which will all be ready for an Artweeks open studio event in May - a perfect new beginning”

Another Path, acrylic on canvas, Rosie Taylor,

£800 Contact Rosie via

Solar Radiance III by Sarah Bond, an artist with an interest in renewable energy. Oil on canvas,


Thames Sunrise, an award-winning photograph by Wendy Reed.

Mounted A3 print or mounted and framed at £40 and £75 respectively


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

nik kershaw
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.