Magdalen Road Artist Studios in Oxford was set up in August 1999 by Diana Bell & Kevin Slingsby, with the aim of providing affordable studio space to local artists.
In May 2011, Magdalen Road Studios was registered as a charity, the objectives of which are to promote the visual arts to the general public through direct engagement with artists in a studio setting. To achieve these objectives, the charity provides and manages affordable studios and exhibition space and creates opportunities for the public to participate in the visual arts within this setting.
Magdalen Road Studios offers a programme of arts education for all ages and regularly welcomes the public in to interact with artists and art work or visit during 'open studio’ days.
Magdalen Road Studios is overseen by a board of trustees, supported by a studio manager and the studio members themselves. Artists Members are required to contribute to studio life by taking on roles such as curating shows, fundraising and promotion, developing the website or helping to maintain the building.
The Magdalen Road Studios Board of Trustees consist of the following members:
There are currently 24 artists working within the studios here, with varying practices: ceramicists, photographers, installation artists, and painters.
The studios bring together artists from different cultural backgrounds to work and exchange ideas. The studios have been involved in projects in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Romania and Hungary.
Become an Associate Member of Magdalen Road Studios and exchange ideas with a group of artists without renting a studio. You will have the opportunity to attend and participate in exhibitions, performances, events and group discussions.
Magdalen Road Studios is a charity and needs your support! Please consider becoming a patron, friend, or supporter.