Old School Art Collective exhibition

Submitted by Lizzie Shannon-... on April 26, 2022 - 20:44

Venue, Timing and Cost

Old School, 140 North Hinksey Lane, Oxford
Thursday, 12 May 2022 to Sunday, 15 May 2022
Old School Art Collective - Danny Smith

After a hiatus of two years, the Old School Art Collective is thrilled to be returning to Oxfordshire ArtWeeks in 2022. The group consists of a range of 2D and 3D artists, at different stages of their careers and working in a broad variety of disciplines.

The exhibition is taking place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th May 2022, at 140 North Hinksey Lane, Oxford.

The works on show include large-scale knitted maps, colourful drawings of the human form, homeware turned from pieces of found wood, creature pyrography on different objects, wheel-turned and hand-thrown pottery, bold collages, abstract paintings on reproduction Oxfordshire maps, and more.
Together, the Collective’s work is provoking, inspiring, and tactile.

The Old School Art Collective will feature both new and returning artists to the Old School. New artists are Helen Beech, Danny Smith, John Rendle, and Nicky Metzger. Returning, are Lula Wattam, Marcus Wattam, and Lizzie Shannon-Little.

More about the exhibition and a selection of imagery of each artists’ work can be found here: https://www.artweeks.org/v/old-school-ar...

Wheelchair access available. Some on-street parking. The Fishes pub and Tap Social Brewery not far away, plus lots of other local ArtWeeks artists exhibiting, so why not make a day of it!


Our artists:
Marcus Wattam a potter sharing an antidote to mass-produced homeware with beautiful wheel-thrown cups, bowls and jugs. Bringing the joy of imperfection for all to experience. https://www.instagram.com/old_skool_pott...

Helen Beech is a pyrographer with a penchant for the scaly, spiky, and squidgy. She produces unique pieces on wooden homeware and gifts which celebrate the weird beauty of quirky creatures. https://www.instagram.com/icarus_pyrogra...

Danny Smith has interests in performance, photography, and painting. He has clear artistic intentions: to show independence and demonstrate emotions associated with change and personal empowerment. Danny identifies pride in being a role model for other disabled people. His work has been exhibited within the UK and internationally. Danny is a member of Shadow Light Artists and Film Oxford.

Lula Wattam is a dynamic artist using bold techniques in both painting and drawing. She studied at school in Oxford and is now completing a Masters in London. Lula uses various genres in her art and has been described as playful, colourful and vibrant. https://www.instagram.com/somenicemess/

John Rendle is a talented wood turner working with found and responsibly sourced timber to produce one-off pieces of wooden homeware. Each piece created with attention to the unique patterns and fissures of the wood. From wood-turned bowls and plates to delicately produced wooden vases, John’s work is tactile, warm, and beautiful. https://www.instagram.com/john.rendle.16/

Lizzie Shannon-Little is an artist producing vibrant abstract paintings that combine powerful mark-making and bold colour. Her latest work uses maps of Oxford as canvases, providing a jumping point into explorations of movement and connection, resulting in work that is kinetic and energetic. She is a Trustee of WOA Gallery in Bampton and an Associate at OVADA. https://www.instagram.com/eshannonlittle/

Nicky Metzger is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works in knitted textiles use the imagery of maps to investigate themes of enormity, existentialism, apocalypse, and environmentalism. She will be exhibiting her large-scale hand-knitted tapestries and smaller, wearable knitwear, all using the image of a world map in various forms. https://www.instagram.com/dicky.shetzger

Further Information

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Telephone: 07545 379856
Email: oldschoolart2000@gmail.com

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