ART: From small spaces to sweeping skies

Vanessa Lacey of Irving Contemporary An understated Victorian terraced house tucked away in an East Oxford side street seems an unlikely setting for an art gallery. However, at her home on Essex Street, Vanessa Lacey, owner of Irving Contemporary, combines family life and her passion for art, bringing a fresh contribution to the contemporary art world …

ART: A refreshing approach to home design

As two very different designers come together for Oxfordshire Artweeks (venue 100), teaming the refreshing of mid-century furniture with contemporary countryside designs, Esther Lafferty visits them in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside to hear more about their individual styles and their new collaboration. Emma Whyte loves to add interesting fresh and unusual elements to …

ART: 100 Women of Oxford

As photographer Philippa James prepares to launch her exhibition 100 Women of Oxford on Sunday 8th March for International Women’s Day 2020, Esther Lafferty went to meet her and find out about Philippa and the women she is putting on show in West Oxford’s Tap Social this spring. Philippa, who moved to Oxford ten years …

ART: Art in the Castle

Broughton Castle is a rural treasure wrapped in a moat in a grassy glade just south of Banbury and it is hosting its first art exhibition for many years, as Artweeks artist Ronny Loxton presents a series of paintings inspired by the castle and the wildlife in the surrounding countryside. Throughout May, in a long-beamed …