MAO Assembly: Art as Instinct

MAO Assembly invites you to have your say in shaping our digital conversations, from global issues to local stories you think deserve some attention.  Graphic artist, web designer and Fine Art student, Maria is a member of Modern Art Oxford’s volunteer team. When we spoke to Maria about MAO Assembly, she suggested we spend some time… Continue reading MAO Assembly: Art as Instinct

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Virtual Exhibition – Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

Experience the colours, textures and stories of Johanna Unzueta’s stunning solo exhibition, Tools for Life whenever and wherever you are with our new virtual tour. Enter Tools for Life online to get closer to the art as we add new videos, behind-the-scenes moments and curator’s notes, exploring themes including nature, mathematics, ethical fashion, architecture and… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition – Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

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The humanity of textiles: Johanna Unzueta and The New Denim Project

“Johanna has been an echo for our work since our very beginning. A phenomenal friend and contributor in our upcycling journey and a true teacher in this new era of design.” The New Denim Project  On the evening of the 7 February, twenty-four Modern Art Oxford staff took part in a ‘performance,’ which involved wearing the… Continue reading The humanity of textiles: Johanna Unzueta and The New Denim Project

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A Closer Look: Biomimicry

What is biomimicry? Biomimicry is the process of mimicking biology. Or borrowing design ideas from nature. It stems from the idea that processes in nature work really well. It makes sense for us to take inspiration from nature when we are thinking about designing things. Designers, engineers, architects, and innovators across the world are using biomimicry to find… Continue reading A Closer Look: Biomimicry

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Drawing Sculptures: Johanna Unzueta’s freestanding drawings

“I don’t think of my drawings as going on the wall. It is a body you can walk around, not a flat thing. […] All my objects are installations in space.” – Johanna Unzueta If you’ve been to see our current exhibition Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life you will have noticed the unusual way Johanna’s drawings… Continue reading Drawing Sculptures: Johanna Unzueta’s freestanding drawings

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Participant call out – Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues 

Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts are currently seeking participants for Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues, a project starting in spring 2020 which explores personal and collective identities through dialogue, photography and live archiving. Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues is led by artist and curator Sunil Shah and offers participants a series of free workshops based at Fusion Arts, East Oxford. The project welcomes adults with interests in storytelling, photography and social… Continue reading Participant call out – Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues 

How to Dance with a Tree

Ever wondered what it might feel like to be a tree for an evening, with your branches waving and the wind in your leaves? It was this question that led scientists, researchers and educators Aatish Bhatia and Upasana Roy to produce the art work below. Discover the beauty and movement of one of the most fundamental… Continue reading How to Dance with a Tree

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