13 Creative Wellbeing Ideas for All Ages

Feeling in need of some everyday inspiration at the moment? You’re definitely not alone. Immersing yourself even briefly in creative activities can offer welcome distraction, fresh perspectives and unexpected moments of joy.

Phones: An Open Discussion – a short film by young artist Niamh

Young artist Niamh joined one of our City as Studio online film-making residencies in February 2021. The group explored DIY film and music-making techniques to create work about the issues they care about. Using some of these new techniques, Niamh created a short film about phones, media and our experience of self in the current… Continue reading Phones: An Open Discussion – a short film by young artist Niamh

6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu

If you’ve visited our current exhibition Samson Kambalu: New Liberia you’ll know that the artist gets lots of inspiration from his own life and experiences. From his childhood in Malawi, to his life as an Oxford University professor, we’ve put together a list of 6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu and his creative… Continue reading 6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu

Archives and Activism – The Haringey Vanguard by Veronica McKenzie

With this post we are excited to welcome filmmaker Veronica McKenzie, founder of the Haringey Vanguard Project. This important National Lottery Heritage funded history project celebrates the work, stories and influence of Haringey-based community activists between the 1970s – 1990s, whose historical contributions to the LGBTQ+ and anti-racist movements were felt well beyond the borough.… Continue reading Archives and Activism – The Haringey Vanguard by Veronica McKenzie

Sounds of lockdown: a short film by young artist Jacob

Jacob joined our City as Studio online film-making residency in April 2021. In the midst of a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group met only online and explored DIY film-making from the confines of their own surroundings. Read about what Jacob learnt during the residency, including using found objects and sounds to… Continue reading Sounds of lockdown: a short film by young artist Jacob

End Period Stigma: a stop motion animation by young artist Poppy

Poppy took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in April 2021. The young artists were encouraged to work with DIY film-making and music-making techniques as ways to explore the issues that matter most to them. Poppy shares her experience of the residency, and how she used film-making and music… Continue reading End Period Stigma: a stop motion animation by young artist Poppy

Celebrating our amazing volunteers this Volunteers Week

This week is National Volunteers Week! We want to say thank you to our incredible team of volunteers for their fantastic contribution to the gallery, and also encourage you to join their team. Scroll down to hear from some of our volunteers about their experiences at Modern Art Oxford, what it means to volunteer, and… Continue reading Celebrating our amazing volunteers this Volunteers Week

Virtual Exhibition – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

“A cause for optimism for a more generous, creative, and diverse world.” – Samson Kambalu Discover Samson Kambalu’s fascinating exhibition New Liberia by entering the virtual exhibition, no matter where you are. Click on the virtual tour below to explore brand new works by the Malawi-born, Oxford-based artist and writer. Kambalu’s powerful installation draws visitors into his ‘initiation ceremony’… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

The masks we wear: a short film by young artist Olivia

Young artist Olivia created this short film during our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. Over the course of the residency, the group of young people aged between 16 and 19 explored DIY film and music-making techniques to create work about the issues they care about. Olivia shares her experience of the… Continue reading The masks we wear: a short film by young artist Olivia

Hopeful film-making by young artist Kezia

Kezia took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in February 2021 and produced two films across the week. The group were encouraged to work with DIY film-making and music-making techniques as ways to explore the issues that matter most to them. Words and films by Kezia I enjoyed making… Continue reading Hopeful film-making by young artist Kezia