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Esther Lafferty


Is the anchor of the hugely successful Oxfordshire Artweeks festival and a keen triathlete.

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Mon 1 Jul 2024

As Olympic fever builds, Esther Lafferty talks to Oxfordshire Artweeks artist Annabel Eyres, an Olympic rower who learnt to row at Pembroke College, when she moved to Oxford to study art at  Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. She describes how she managed to resist rowing for the first year, deterred by the 6am starts on the river in the cold winter months. However, the lure of the river in sunshine pulled in her in the following summer, and she was hooked.

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Fri 31 May 2024

With Father’s Day in mind, this month we’re celebrating men.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

OX Magazine are delighted to support Oxfordshire artists and bring you behind-the-scenes stories of their creativity all year round. As we look ahead to next month’s Oxfordshire Artweeks’ open studios and pop-up exhibitions (4-27 May), we’d like to introduce you to some of the artists and makers who will be showing their work as part of the festival for the first time this year.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

Cathryn Jeff is a popular Oxfordshire landscape artist, known for her vibrant paintings that enhance the colours and views of the county with texture, energy, and sparkling imagination.

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Mon 4 Mar 2024

For our March issue the focus is women as both subject and creator.

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Fri 1 Mar 2024

This year Harriet Coleridge of Ewelme Pottery is celebrating forty years being a potter. It’s a path that she came across quite fortuitously and chose to follow on the spur of the moment – and one that she has never regretted. Esther Lafferty hears her story.

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Thu 1 Feb 2024

Printmaker Sally-Anne Stewart is the winner of the 2024 Artweeks Mary Moser Award, an annual award intended to help develop the career of a professional artist who has taken up art as a second career later in life. Artweeks Festival Director Esther Lafferty visited her to find out about her art.

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Thu 1 Feb 2024

With love in the air this month, Oxfordshire Artweeks artists showcase art inspired by flowers.

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Mon 1 Jan 2024

Inspired by the New Year, Oxfordshire Artweeks artists look forward to 2024 with bright spirits and optimism as they begin their preparations for the county’s spring open studios and pop-up exhibition event.

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Fri 1 Dec 2023

Oxfordshire Artweeks artists take us on a winters walk and back home to the warmth of the hearth. Visit their on-line show at to see more great art and craft that’s perfect for Christmas.