If you’re in the Oxford/Abingdon area why not drop into the Oxford Art Society’s annual exhibition. It’s being held at the impressive Sewell Centre Gallery at Radley College and is on until Friday 23 March.
The Oxford Art Society has an illustrious history, having been established more than 100 years ago. Its founder, Walter Tyrwhitt, remarked on the need for a society to encourage Art in the City and in the University.
And that’s what this year’s exhibition does, in abundance.
You’ll find a wide selection of work from wire sculptures to abstract paintings with some more traditional pieces along the way.
It was great to see Harriet Eagle‘s beautifully calm work. Susan Kirkman‘s bold landscapes and abstracts are also on view.
There are some playful paintings as well such as Marie Boyle‘s ‘Stripy Table’ and some bold, colourful abstracts like Jill Colchester‘s ‘There’.
The majority of the Society’s members have professional art training and many combine their lives as working artists with teaching or other art related professions. A good number of members exhibit nationally or internationally, as well as locally during Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Definitely worth a visit.