Art Weeks 2024

Artists at St Mary’s are thrilled to be able to exhibit for Oxfordshire Art Weeks Festival 2024. They are a large group of local artists (including some new members for 2024) who for the last 10 years have been exhibiting together for the festival in St Mary’s Kidlington. They bring together a diverse number of mediums and talents from watercolour, oils, acrylic, textiles, collage and mixed media. There will be something to suit every taste and pocket. Come and stock up on unique greetings cards or treat yourself to some art by a local artist. All major credit and debit cards can be used for purchases.

Why not make an outing of it and have stroll through the ancient water meadows of Kidlington’s green belt down to the picturesque River Cherwell and back to St Mary’s for tea, cake and art?

St Marys Church Kidlington 4 May – 12 May. 12-5pm venue 151

Nineteen artists will be exhibiting their work in the nave and chancel of this inspiring Grade I listed building in Kidlington. 

During the course of this year’s exhibition there will be extra events, open to all.  Talks are free, workshops cost £5 each to cover cost of materials.

Sunday 5 May, 6pm: Artists Talking

Katherine Shock (painter/garden designer) will discuss with three of the artists their sources of inspiration, how they paint and how their creativity has developed. Steve Daggitt, James Hamilton, Elizabeth Kirkham.

Monday 6 May, 2-4 pm: Workshop

Pasta Press Etching with Charlotte Orr (illustrator and teacher of Art and Design). Create your own mini etching print using recycled materials (5 places).

Tuesday 7 May, 6pm: Concert 

Gosford Hill School Choir and Orchestra.  Conductor Andrew Purtell. Featuring music by John Rutter, Sarah Quartel, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Larson, Monty Norman, Hans Zimmer … and Abba.

Wednesday 8th May, 2-4 pm: Workshop

Doodle stitch- Mindfulness with a needle with Lynn Pilgrim (media and textile artist working with layers and textures (10 places).

Friday 10 May, 1pm to 2.30pm: Concert 

Jonathan Wiseman (Award-winning classical guitarist from Kidlington).

Friday 10th May, 2-4pm : Workshop

Screen printing on fabric with Rosemary Meara (textile artist and teacher of Art and Design).  Use paper stencils to create an individual tote bag (5 places).

NB: workshops: no previous experience necessary, cost £5 each place. Places are limited so please apply to stmarysartists@gmail.com

For further information please contact Richard Friedemann, stmarysartists@gmail.com