Tuesday, 25 October 2016

THE PEACE WHICH PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING, a solo exhibition by Robert Fitzmaurice

Coming up this December:

The Zealot, oil on aluminium, 61 x 91 cm / 24 x 36 in. 2016

Dates: Tues 06 - Fri 16 December 2016
Hours: 1-7pm daily, except Monday 12 December
Free entry
Reception with artist's talk Thursday 8 December 6-8pm 

This exhibition, which forms part of Reading's Year of Culture, reflects upon our complex attitudes towards peace. Whether in politics, media or religion the concept captures the imagination far more often than it is experienced. In our personal lives too peace can often seem a rare and precious commodity. Since humans seem to be hardwired for conflict can there ever be a peace which passes all understanding?

These ironies are explored in a series of large paintings on aluminium, supported by smaller paintings, prints, collages and mixed media. 

Robert Fitzmaurice's art presents the human figure in absurd, fragmented narratives that reference history, drama and rites of passage. Other exhibitions this year include The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, International Print Center, New York and New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque.  

You can join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/143577336109020/

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Jon Lockhart - Work: 23 September - 25 September 11:00 to 17:30 @The Keep

Come along to OHOS and look at some sculpture. Part of Reading's awesome year of culture.

Opening Times 23 September - 25 September  11:00 to 17:30

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Pulling Strings


Monday 15 - Sunday 21 August 2016

Open Mon-Fri: 3-7pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep

Exhibition of sculpture, drawing and photography by Ingrid Jensen, focusing on the role of habitat and niche in the life of the artist, and the joys and frustrations of being part of an artists' network.

Getting There

John Percy's paintings in his recent exhibition "Getting There" at Brock Keep were much admired by visitors.  He hopes to have a studio at OHOS from September this year.

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.