Call for submissions: summer open exhibition & art market

Oxheys Summer open exhibition & art marketAs part of our 3rd birthday celebrations,  Oxheys are running a special Summer Open exhibition, also featuring a one-day pop-up Art Market event on Preston Flag Market.

Local artists, LAN and ArtLab members are all invited to join and any artists interested in running workshops or a performance during the Art Market even are also invited to apply. 

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Open Day – Lubaina Himid installation

Join us for this Open Day on Saturday 14th June, for an opportunity to see a fabulous new installation by international artist Lubaina Himid MBE. Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLAN in Preston. Lubaina joined Oxheys recently on a short-term basis as a resident artist in order to work on this installation in our Project Space.

Over the past two weeks she has been busy painting and planning and has now completed the installation – it looks fabulous in the industrial setting of the mill.

This will be the only opportunity to see this installation before it gets shipped off to Guanjiu in South Korea for their Art Biennale so don’t miss this opportunity to see and explore the installation. Lubaina will be around all day to answer questions and talk about the work.

If you haven’t been to Oxheys before, the Open Day is also a chance to have a look around, talk with some resident artists and see the Project Space.

The Open Day is on from 11am to 4pm. All welcome.

Please note, if the loading bay is not open please ring the doorbell for disabled access.

Call for visual artists – Infographic wall artworks

As part of the major development of a new 3 storey building at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Lime the arts in healthcare organisation, wish to commission an artist/designer to create a series of creative infographic artworks to be positioned along wall spaces within the training and development area of the new building. Continue reading

Talk by Anthony d’Offay

This is a unique opportunity to hear Anthony d’Offay, the founder of ARTIST ROOMS
and the most influential London gallerist of the 1980s and 1990s talk about his experiences within the art world and how his generous gift to the nation – in the form of ARTIST ROOMS – came about.

He  has represented some of the most significant artists of our time including Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys as well as Bruce Nauman,  whose work is currently on show on the 2nd floor at the Harris until the 24th May.

Own Art’s 10th anniversary: be part of the celebration, own some art!

Download a free artwork by Jeremy Deller marking ten years of helping over 30,000 people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft.

To celebrate reaching ten years of helping more people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft, Own Art is teaming up with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to produce an exclusive celebratory commission – and anyone can own a piece of this artwork, for free! Continue reading

Museums at Night returns for three nights of ‘after dark’ events

Across three exciting nights in May (15-17), everyone will all have the chance to venture into museums, galleries and heritage venues ‘after dark’ as they open their doors for Museums at Night – a nationwide festival of inspiring after-hours arts and cultural events. Continue reading

Call for visual artists – kinetic sculptural artwork

As part of the major development of a new 3 storey building at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Lime the arts in healthcare organisation, wish to commission an artist to create a feature kinetic sculptural artwork to be positioned within the atrium space of the new building.

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Call for Entries: Open Up North 2014

The online entry portal for Open Up North 2014 is now open.  Open Up North is an art competition run by the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal which is open to both professional and non-professional artists from the north of England and will culminate in a multi-venue exhibition across Kendal from 31st May – 27th July with a prize fund in excess of £2000. Continue reading