Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

How creative is our language? How is our communication style affected by world events, or by our sense of self identity?  Dr. Emily Lindsay-Smith from the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford is fascinated by how language is structured, processed and ever changing. In this article, Emily explores some of… Continue reading Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

Trans Happiness is Real: Oxford’s graffiti art

In February 2019, brightly coloured graffiti art began appearing across Oxford’s streets. Messages emblazoned across lamp posts and street corners included ‘Trans happiness is real’ and ‘There is no binary explanation for us.’ This eye-catching street art is by a group of anonymous young activists, who join us for a special Instagram takeover between 21-24… Continue reading Trans Happiness is Real: Oxford’s graffiti art

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.

Listen: Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Explore Samson Kambalu’s New Liberia with an audio described exhibition tour The artist and curators lead a special tour of the major exhibition New Liberia, featuring an audio described introduction of the speakers and the exhibition. – You can read a transcript of the audio description below. Welcome to Samson Kambalu: New Liberia. One of South East Africa’s… Continue reading Listen: Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Make music with found sounds – How-to Video with Poppy Tibbets

Learn how to make music using everyday sounds you find around you.  In this fun and easy how-to video, musician and City as Studio associate artist Poppy Tibbets takes you through the process of editing and enhancing recorded sounds.  All you need is: · A computer · A Digital Audio Workstation (e.g. GarageBand, LMMS, Ableton) · A… Continue reading Make music with found sounds – How-to Video with Poppy Tibbets

National Careers Week: Tips & Advice from the MAO Team

This National Careers Week 2021 we’re sharing reflections and insights into the world of work from some of the Modern Art Oxford team. During our half-term film-making residency last month, our young artists asked members of our team about their education, careers and experiences in and outside of the world of work. What qualifications do you… Continue reading National Careers Week: Tips & Advice from the MAO Team

Children’s Mental Health Week – List of Resources

This week, schools, charities, and mental health organisations are coming together to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February 2021) and we are very happy to be taking part. We’ve put together a list of resources, websites, and organisations that we hope will be useful for children, young people, and their parents, carers, friends and teachers, living,… Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week – List of Resources

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