TUE 28 MAR // Artists who break borders, glass ceilings and light barriers

TUE 28 MARCH, 7PM Old Fire Station – Gallery FREE For the first Playground of Spring we have Alissar McCreary, Hugh Pryor and Richard Duriez & Shadowlight Artists with work about displacement, unique techniques of using light for photography and award winning filmmaking. Shadowlight Artists are an award winning group of digital artists with learning disabilities,…

Alluring Sounds, Performing with Sticks, Adventures in MAXMSP

TUESDAY 24 MAY, 7pm at the Old Fire Station, Oxford It’s tomorrow and everything is GO! Come to our last PLAYGROUND before we break for summer, celebrate our 4 years in this world and explore the amazing creative shenanigans of: Simon Blackmore who is based in Manchester and makes quite unusual performative sculptures and sound…

SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUND – RECAP

What a brilliant way to start off after the summer holidays! Seeing all of your lovely faces again, reignited our faith in why we’ve been running PLAYGROUND all this time. So good to have Alex Newton and Reverend Productions there- both Playground first-timers – as well as Ana Barbour, one of our amazing Skyrocket artists….

25-27 JUNE: PLAYGROUND ON FIRE!

We are now ready to announce the full programme of events that will happen at our 3-day mini-festival Playground on Fire this weekend! Perfectly timed to coincide with Playground’s 3rd birthday, Playground on Fire is an arts festival that brings to light the marvellous, strange and beautiful creative feats of the brilliant Playground artists. More…

November PLAYGROUND Recap

If you weren’t there you missed big time! First of all we were in a new space, the Art Room upstairs at the Old Fire Station. The Art Room is one of the rooms where Crisis (the homeless charity and cohabitant of Arts at the OFS) runs their educational art programmes, and it was really…

PLAYGROUND ep.20 – RECAP

While you’re freeing up your diaries for this month’s PLAYGROUND on Tuesday 25 November, let me tell you the story of what happened last time. The evening opened with Diana Moore explaining her new project “A Visitor to the Forest” that is based on Paolo Uccello’s painting “The Hunt in the Forest” (the original painting is…

Let’s not go back to school

Come to Playground instead! Because our brand new season of artists’ get-togethers starts with a blast. Having celebrated our 2nd birthday back in June, we’re now in our 3rd year and we have big plans, big changes and big surprises for all of you. It’s only normal after all: Two-year-olds use their motor skills to…

COMING UP #17: Performance, Zine-making and Photography

Not long now until your next monthly dose of some of the freshest art projects and ideas in Oxford at the moment. On Tuesday 22 April, join us at the Old Fire Station for an exciting mixture of photographic experimentation, performance and zine-making. The three artists with their three 15 minute long slots will be:…

This must be the place…

Thank you, yes, we are home – back downstairs from the loft to the gallery, where we began. And what a homecoming – we had more people than chairs. Which is why we got everyone out of them straight off the bat. We started the night as all good nights start, by looking at an eyewateringly…

Tuesday 12 November

Our next Playground session at the Old Fire Station will bring together an incredible mix of artists and ideas. We are really looking forward to hosting Jack, Sam and the OHMI Trust. So here’s more or less how the evening of the 12th of November is going to play out:   Sam Underwood will do…