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15 June
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22 August 2024
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Participatory Project

Situated Ecologies: Summer Off-Site

What makes this city special? This summer, we’re bringing together artists and communities across Oxford to unearth experiences of the changing urban environment in Situated Ecologies. With choreography, sound, film, textiles and sensory play, we’re celebrating the people and places that fuel our civic imagination.

We’ll be taking over the Clarendon Centre in August for 9 days of free workshops and events. Join our mailing list and be first to hear when these are announced.

Guest artists and curators Fig Studio, Farwa Moledina, Helen Edwards, and Jane Castree will join us for a series of exciting new commissions. Delving into diverse archives and taking part in events and gatherings across the city, they’ll be reflecting on its natural and cultural ecology. Visiting lunch clubs, allotments, parks and waterways, we’ll be bringing Modern Art Oxford to you.

Where We’ll Be

Find out more about what we’re up to at different locations across the city below.

We’re part of the line-up for FloFest, a volunteer-led annual community festival running since 2013.  With artist and guest curator Fig Studio, alongside the Museum of Oxford and festival organisers, we’re pitching up in a vintage cinema van, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Florence Park estate with interviews and video celebrating the green space in and around the park.

Dancer and choreographer Jane Castree will join Bullingdon Community Centre’s Silver Shakers, an inclusive group of people aged 50+ who enjoy coming together to dance, socialise and just have fun. Throughout the summer period, they’ll  explore community and place through movement and memory, culminating in a live performance and public workshop.

Meanwhile, the Date Palm Tree Group of around 250 Muslim parents and children will work with artist Farwa Moledina to celebrate Ummah, the Islamic supranational community which transcends  borders, boundaries and governments. Using recycled materials such as hijabs and culturally significant textiles from each family, they’ll create a series of collective artworks to be displayed in Modern Art Oxfords’ new ground floor gallery in November 2024.
Modern Art Oxford’s off site workshops with The Date Palm Tree group are supported by a University of Oxford Community Grant.

Helen Edwards will lead a series of free art-making sessions at Cutteslowe Community Centre from June to August. Featuring the Minnows early years group, the Family Art Club, the Cutteslowe Larder, and the Cutteslowe Seniors group, local people will be coming together to co-create a new sign in celebration of the centre’s 75th anniversary.

We’ll be taking over the Clarendon Centre in August for 9 days of free workshops and events. Join our mailing list and be first to hear when these are announced.

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The summer off-site programme is delivered in partnership with the City Stories digital archive at the Museum of Oxford. Modern Art Oxford's off-site workshops at Bullingdon with The Date Palm Tree group are supported by a University of Oxford Community Grant.