Artweeks is the largest open studio event in the UK and this year
337 artists and artisans are opening up their homes and studios
to the public.
takes place 15th May to 6th June 2004, moving from Oxford City to
South then North Oxfordshire over the three week period.
out the photo gallery of some the artwork from the Summertown Festival
wide diversity of the work on show ranges from traditional crafts
to contemporary installations and encompasses the spectrum of arts
media, including painting, drawing photography, audio/visual, bookbinding,
paper making, jewellery, textiles and stained glass.
recognition of the artistic creation the county is capable of producing,
the work of two prominent Oxfordshire artists will also be on show
for the duration of Artweeks.
will be John Buckley at the Ashmolean Museum and Jan Crombie at
the Said Business School.
by John Buckley
Buckley, The Landmines Exhibition, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
artist who famously created a giant shark crashing through
the roof of a suburban house in Oxfords Headington, exhibits
this series of sculptures created from the hand-made artificial
limbs of victims of landmines in Cambodia.
limbs, made for victims before they could get medical prosthetics
fitted in hospital, are roughly hewn from wood, metal and shoe soles.
The result is a collection of evocative and charged objects which
are an amalgam of Buckleys own creations and the found prosthetics.
11th to 30th May. Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 2-5. Free admission.
by Jan Crombie
Crombie at the Said Business School, Oxford.
has created a new series of large scale acrylic paintings that seek
to test the symbolic value of found objects and in so doing refer
to the emotions that stem from tragic events that evolve with the
passage of time.
arranged on the canvas without perspective, often have associations
that refer back to the artists Hungarian ancestry and her
familys experiences of the Holocaust. 17th to 30th May. Mon-Fri
10-6; Sat-Sun 11-3. Free admission.
Artweeks 2004 displays art in the following regions:
15 May - 23 May
South 22 May - 30 May
North 29 May - 6 June