Oh3: 3 Artists at Oxford House
An exhibition inspired by nature, plants and gardens. Part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival
From the 7th of May to 25th of June, Oxford House Gallery will be one of the proud locations of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. Three artists will be participating in an exhibition inspired by nature, plants and gardens.
London E2 6HG
From the 7th of May to 25th of June 2013
The Chelsea Fringe Festival, now in its second year, will be an explosion of art, spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations all around London during May and June. A new chance for Londoners to connect with nature without leaving town, after the success of last year: more than 100 events across London and 45,000 attendants.
This spring, as part of this flowered massive happening, the Oh! Gallery exhibition, Oh3, will feature three completely different individual artists, working in diverse mediums; all exploring the theme of nature, plants and gardens.
Emma Hardicker works as a printmaker and designer from her studio based in the old Bird’s Custard Factory in Birmingham. As Emma explains, the inspiration to create her work comes from her walks around the Midlands, but also from urban life.
Through ‘Oh3‘, we will have access to part of her stratified production. The botanical leaves of the Midlands come to Oxford House, transforming beautiful and inspired printings.
Lesley Raven is part of the London College of Fashion. She is much more than a textile artist and designer. Part of Lesley’s career has been focused on the relationship between the arts and health. She has participated in the executive committee for London Arts in Health Forum and has developed several community focused projects; working with schools, charities, galleries and healthcare settings.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the result of Lesley’s art work, often inspired by the will to capture or as Lesley says herself, “the beauty inherent in the everyday that are often ignored.”
Completing our trio, Oh! Gallery welcomes Sandro Migliarini with a series of paintings. Nothing better describes how these unique pieces of art were born, than his own evocative words:
… ‘By intense observation from the true nature: earth, stone, grass, trees, water, sky, clouds, light, odour, wind. A nature without men, but where they are reminded by the shape of the clouds for a moment, like a game of shadows (the reference to the human presence is only an echo of shapes and sounds, but it is temporary and not required)’.
With that let’s welcome spring (better late than never) and get down to the Oh! Gallery and join in with the spirit of The Chelsea Fringe, at Oxford House.
Oxford House is a community and art centre based in the heart of London’s East End, originally established in 1884 by Keble College and the University of Oxford. Oxford House is now home to several organisations and provides a variety of spaces for artistic development. Oh! is a registered charity.