Take part – How Nature Builds: Pattern and Growth

Join artist and researcher Sarah Blissett for a series of workshops at Modern Art Oxford and Wytham Woods. Inspired by artist Ruth Asawa’s interests in pattern and continuous growth, artist and researcher Sarah Blissett will lead a series of six workshops, taking place between Modern Art Oxford and Wytham Woods. The workshops will take place… Continue reading Take part – How Nature Builds: Pattern and Growth

Gaining experience at Modern Art Oxford – Sarah Slough reflects on a valuable Kickstart placement

Sarah Slough joined our Creative Learning team earlier this year for a placement as part of the national Kickstart Scheme. While with us, Sarah conducted research into several Modern Art Oxford projects, looking in particular at diversity and youth engagement. One case study was City as Studio, our project with young people aged 16-19. In… Continue reading Gaining experience at Modern Art Oxford – Sarah Slough reflects on a valuable Kickstart placement

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Jesse Darling’s Reading List

Modern Art Oxford Shop, 2022. Photo by Oxford Atelier

The books on this list are recommendations from the artist Jesse Darling, and relate to their major exhibition No Medals No Ribbons at Modern Art Oxford, as well as their wider practice and thinking. Many of the titles are available in the Modern Art Oxford Shop. Explore these books and more in the Modern Art… Continue reading Jesse Darling’s Reading List

Discover hidden gifts across the city with this year’s Indie Oxford Egg Hunt

From 1-18 April 2022, we are very happy to be taking part in the Oxford Egg Hunt along with other independent traders in the city! From free gifts, discounts, drinks and more, download the map to discover all the amazing offers hidden around Oxford. Here’s a hint: pop into the Modern Art Oxford Café anytime… Continue reading Discover hidden gifts across the city with this year’s Indie Oxford Egg Hunt

Take part – Adapt, Transform: a new exhibition exploring urban design and creativity

How can cities be designed with communities and our planet in mind?  Modern Art Oxford and Oxford Brookes University invite people based in Oxfordshire to submit their creative responses to Adapt Transform, a new interdisciplinary exhibition exploring urban design and creativity. Selected submissions will feature in a collaborative exhibition from 16 August – 25 September,… Continue reading Take part – Adapt, Transform: a new exhibition exploring urban design and creativity

TO HELL WITH ALL THAT by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

This World Poetry Day we are sharing a selection of poems by artist Jesse Darling, whose exhibition No Medals No Ribbons is currently on display at Modern Art Oxford. TO HELL WITH ALL THAT is drawn from their debut poetry collection VIRGINS, available in our Shop. Author Ziddy Ibn Sharam writes about VIRGINS: “These are… Continue reading TO HELL WITH ALL THAT by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

Edible Spell for a New Mood by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

This World Poetry Day we are sharing a selection of poems by artist Jesse Darling, whose exhibition No Medals No Ribbons is currently on display at Modern Art Oxford. Edible Spell for a New Mood is a seasonal recipe by Darling. The poem was originally published in the Ignota Diary (2021), an illustrated diary book… Continue reading Edible Spell for a New Mood by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

VIRGINS by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

This World Poetry Day we are sharing a selection of poems by artist Jesse Darling, whose exhibition No Medals No Ribbons is currently on display at Modern Art Oxford. VIRGINS features in Jesse Darling’s debut collection of poems of the same name, published by Monitor Books and available to browse and purchase in the Modern… Continue reading VIRGINS by Jesse Darling – World Poetry Day 2022

Virtual Exhibition – Jesse Darling: No Medals No Ribbons

Jesse Darling: No Medals No Ribbons, virtual exhibition, 2022.

Wherever you are in the world, we are giving you the chance to explore Jesse Darling’s major new exhibition No Medals No Ribbons online. Click below to enter the exhibition and start exploring. Hover over the coloured tags to find out more about the artworks, the artist and the themes of the exhibition. About the… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition – Jesse Darling: No Medals No Ribbons

LGBTQ+ History Month 2022: The Arc is Long but it Bends Towards Justice

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The theme of this year’s LGBTQ+ History Month, ‘The Arc is Long’ draws from a quotation by Martin Luther King JR.: “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Looking at the continuing journey towards full equality, which has suffered many setbacks while still moving forwards,… Continue reading LGBTQ+ History Month 2022: The Arc is Long but it Bends Towards Justice