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19 October 2023
6:00 pm
10:00 pm

MAO Late

MAO Late is an evening of performances, conversation, drinks and music centred on creative community and inspiring exchange,  featuring a conversation with the Platform Award artists and music from DJ collective Soul Plaza Sounds.

Come down early to grab a Lavazza goody-bag and to make the most of our special MAO Late prices on drinks and refreshments. Tickets are still available on the door.

Line up:
6.30 – 7.15pm: Platform Artists: in Conversation
7.30 – 8.15pm: Deborah Pill’s Table Talk session
7.45 – 8.15pm: Harmanpreet Randhawa: Open Doors and Closed Windows: The Void and the Fire
8.30 – 9pm: Film Screening: Onyeka Igwe, A Radical Duet
7 – 10pm: DJ sets from Soul Plaza Sounds 

Throughout the evening, take part in Platform Artist Sarah Catterall’s workshop, Unfolding Moments in the Creative Space

Find out more information below


This event is supported by Lavazza.

Banner artwork: Mila Todd and Martin Andrews.

Modern Art Oxford Friends are invited to start the evening with an exclusive curator-led tour of Boundary Encounters from 5pm. Click here to join as a Friend today to attend the tour, and other events like it. Friends should RSVP to to receive confirmation of their place on the tour and ticket to the Late.

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Join our Platform Graduate Award artists Helen Kohl, George Marrington and Sarah Catterall, in conversation with Associate Curator Sarah Mossop, for a lively Q&A discussing their practices, early careers in the arts and their experiences of taking part in Platform.

At 7:30, join artist and practitioner Deborah Pill for an informal gathering in the Upper Gallery, In Harold Offeh’s Pavilion. where artists are invited to come together and exchange ideas about their work. These sessions are a space for artists to connect with other creatives in the city, present work and share ideas in a welcoming and informal environment.

Please get in touch at if you would like to present your work at this session.

Open Doors and Closed Windows: The Void and the Fire is the second in the series of art and research-sharing talks led by artist Harmanpreet Randhawa, as part of their Boundary Encounters residency at Modern Art Oxford. In this session, they will examine works by artists such as Prem Sahib, Ashkan Sepahavand and David Wojnarowicz, as well as their own art, in relation to José Esteban Munoz’s concept of “Queer utopia in the present”. 

1947 London was a hub of radical anti – colonial activity. International intellectuals, artists, and activists like Funmilayo Ransome – Kuti, Sylvia Wynter, C.L R. James, Kwame Nkrumah, and George Padmore were all in London at the eve of the end of British colonialism. Individually, they were agitating for their respective countries’ national independence, but did they meet? And if they did, what did they discuss? What did they conjure? 

A Radical Duet is funded by Film London Artist Moving Image Network, Bonington Gallery, June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Cultural Programme. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Join Platform award artist Sarah Catterall for Unfolding Moments, an opportunity to draw and experiment with found and collected materials as part of Catterall’s installation in the Creative Space. 

Mao Late is sponsored by Lavazza.