Art galleries and exhibitions
Explore art from antiquity to modern
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 organise exhibitions from local artists in their studios (the May 2022 Artweeks festival will include virtual events).
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:
- Christ Church Picture Gallery
- Modern Art Oxford
- Old Fire Station
- The Jam Factory Arts Centre
- Turrill Sculpture Garden
- The North Wall Arts Centre
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.