Art galleries and exhibitions

Oxford hosts many exhibitions by local and upcoming artists, both at designated galleries and exhibition spaces, and in coffee shops, community centres, and colleges. Oxfordshire Art Weeks even stage exhibitions in local artist's studios. The best way to engage with visual art in Oxford is to stay attentive to your surroundings and visit the more unassuming spaces scattered around the city. Some examples of galleries and exhibition spaces include:

or find out about current and forthcoming art exhibitions.

If you would like to develop your own artistic talents, you could sign up for a summer short course or term-time life drawing classes at the University's fine art department, the Ruskin School of Art.