Thursday, 21 July 2016

'Getting There', solo exhibition by John Percy

Abstract artist John Percy's solo exhibition, 'Getting There', begins on Monday 1st August and continues for one week only. This exhibition reviews John's work of the last 3 years and marks his return to painting after a 15 year hiatus. You can meet John during the exhibition and at a special open evening on Tuesday 2nd August at 7pm - 9pm.

John works primarily in oil, often on large canvases; he has a wide selection of smaller works in watercolour, watercolour and gouache, acrylic and ink. He also makes collage and adds other materials to the canvas.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Oxford Road Fun Day 2016

This great event was as successful as ever on 2 July, with all the neighbourhood groups getting together in Kensington Park, and local families enjoying the chance to try new activities.  OHOS had lots of happy customers who kept artists Neile, Kate and Ingrid busy as they tried not to get too covered in paint while helping them to print cards.  Many thanks to Luke, Kim and all the Oxford Road Multi-Agency Team for organising this beacon of community cohesion.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

OHOS artist Robert Fitzmaurice @PS Mirabel, Manchester

Happen to be in ‪#‎Manchester‬ tomorrow? I have work in this exhibition. The preview is tomorrow at 6pm.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

OHOS artist to exhibit in New York and London this summer

OHOS Studio artist Robert Fitzmaurice has been successful in two notable open submissions: 


JUNE 16 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

Selected by artist Dan Walsh from over 2,000 submissions by some 800 artists. The exhibition features fifty-four projects by fifty artists, including thirty-one artists exhibiting for the first time at IPCNY. 

Man V
Unique carborundum print, 2015


JUNE 13 - AUGUST 21, 2016 

Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD

Robert's painting is catalogue no. 1016 and can be found in room IX.

Age of Desire
oil on Arches paper, 2015

Friday, 3 June 2016

Unusual Memorial found in Brock Keep Garden

OHOS volunteer Trevor Thomas from Brock Gardens has dug up a most unusual object in the Keep's garden.  Trevor kindly looks after the garden for OpenHand OpenSpace, sometimes helped by other kind neighbours and friends, and a few weeks ago he was digging a new bed for tomatos and potatoes when he found, 2-3 ft down, two pieces of a slate memorial plaque that looks as if it was once inside a church.
The left part of the plaque is missing, but we think the text reads: of...daughter of... nny Ford...25th 1839   years...their son...1839...years.  Possibly it has come from a church that was demolished around 1980, such as Reading Trinity Congregational Church,1846 - 1979, which was located at Queens Road and Sidmouth Street.  If anyone has any information about this plaque, please contact the OHOS administrators on, or 0118 959 7752.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Open Studios - This weekend!

Come for a tour of the Keep, see the amazing work of studio members and associate members.