Berlin based artist Bella Hope was our Wolfson residency artist last year. After her successful exhibition at Wolfson College during May 2017, she writes here about her experience here...
We are seeking applicatons for a residency opportunity in Oxford at Magdalen Road Studios. The residency would be held in Filament 14 with an exhibition of work within Wolfson College Oxford.
Richard Hunt has started the first week of his residency with us...
The 2015 calendar of events begins with The Inside is the Outside, an exhibition of new works by Studio Artist Ellen Hausner, abstract water colours that question where we end and our environment begins?
Other highlights include artist Karen Purple who will carry out a drawing residency in May, Skyrocket project supported by collaborative platform Playground, which is a new venture for the studios, and book ending the summer, Nichola Nixon will invite public participation in her two part Ephemera Project. For Magdalen Open, part of MCS Arts Festival in June and into July, Jin Ye from 798 Beijing will be creating work in FILAMENT 14, and in September, MRS Artists will leave the confines of the studios to respond to the unique environs of Sutton Courtenay Abbey.
Calendar of Events
April 19th - 1st May Ellen Hausner Inside is the Outside
Private view: 19th April 4-6
Opening times: 2-4 daily or by appointment
May 4th - 22nd Karen Purple Drawing Residency
Including Artweeks Open Studios, May 16th-17th
June 2nd - 12th ARTicles Community project
Drawing and collage exhibition and workshop
June 18th - 25th Skyrocket Artist Residency
In collaboration with Playground
June 28th - July 3rd Jin He, Fiberglass sculptor
Creating work for Magdalen Open as part of MCS Arts Festival
July 4 - 7th Nichola Nixon Ephemera Project
July 10th - September 1st - FILAMENT 14 TO LET
For bookings please contact studio manager
September 12th -13th Postcard Exhibition
Part of Open Doors weekend 2015
September 20th - October 4th - As yet untitled - Collaborative Exhibition at the Abbey, Sutton Courtenay
September 27th Salon Event at the Abbey, Sutton Courtenay
Work by Jonathan Moss, Claudia Figueiredo, Rose Wallace, Karen Purple, Ellen Hausner, Sonia boue, Anna Morris, Paul Medley, Tom de Freston, Diane Jones-Parry, Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Wren Hughes, Kate Hammersley, Helen Ganly, Vicky Vergou, Ann Rapstoff, Annabel Ralphs & les McMinn
October 1st - 6th Nichola Nixon
Returns with Ephemera Project
November Studio Artist Collaboration: Happy Weekend
Studio Artists participate together to make playful work
November 20th - 23rd Streetlight
Magdalen Roads’ Pop up Arts Festival
December - March 2016 FILAMENT 14 TO LET
For bookings please contact studio manager
Portsmouth based artist Jeannie Driver was in residence at FILAMENT 14 For three days a week over three weeks in October 2013. Jeannie developed her work with paper documents, focusing on publicity leaflets that market Oxford's cultural scene and visiting galleries & museums in the city. Read her diary here
Associate members of Magdalen Road Studios Ann Rapstoff and Vicky Vergou were in residence at FILAMENT 14 exploring their ongoing interest in the theme of water. They spent time exploring its properties, and their responses to its sound, light and movement. A feed back session was held at the end of the month.
Painter Julian Dourado moved his studio/study to FILAMENT 14, and for one week it became a place for drinking tea, viewing unfolding hermetic landscapes, reading about mysterious cathedrals and thinking about perfect languages.
Residency review with refreshments
Thursday 25th April 6 pm
Undergraduate Fine Art students from Oxford Brookes were offered the chance to make work in Filament 14. Using the space as an artist studio, the students worked collaborativly on 2 projects responding to working from Magdalen Road Studios and its wider environment
"We aim to create an environment that the viewer is not used to, questioning their understanding of space. We are a collective that deal with a wide range of media.
Our ethos is not to simply stick to traditional media; rather we incorporate everyday items placing them in situations which they are not exposed to commonly. We aim to provoke a wide array of emotions that spark a change in the public’s understanding of what art should be. We work as individuals creating an organ; celebrating the diversity of each composition that is linked to create a living piece of art”
Lucas at work in Filament 14