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…

Wild Places, Familiar Landmarks and Mysterious Art Forums

It’s less than a week to go and since you’re as impatient as we are I’ll keep it short and sweet. Playground will start the new year on Tuesday 25 February, at 7pm at the Gallery at the Old Fire Station. Yes, we’ve changed the date AND the space. We’ll now be on the 4th…

NEXT 10 December: Films and Maps and the Art of Asking

Of course it’s not long now until the next Playground. Next session, Tuesday 10 December, will be our last one for 2013 and since we won’t see you now until February (yep, we’re taking a break for January as usual…) you should come and say a celebratory “Hi”.   Catherine Watson will be doing another…

And here is all that happened in November!

Sorry for the really late update on what went on in November’s Playground. The Playmasters have been really busy trying to plan, fund and improve the next year of Playground. We have some amazing new ideas for next year, so if you’re not doing anything important with your fingers right now please, keep them crossed…

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…

Art moves in mysterious ways

After a much needed August break and an explosive bang with Playground on Fire, we’re now back on track with our regularly monthly sessions. Tuesday 8 October will be our official “Playground Returns” day and it will be full of all things magical. Besides your favourite rounds of Games and Instant Noodles we will also…

hello sun! cheerio playground

  Well, we’ve done it again! Last week’s Playground was a scorcher. Yes, because of the sun, which we ordered especially (he owed us). But also because of the tasty blend of Players, and our dear ole friends as well as another flush of new faces – which was very nice to see. So thank…

The Last one for the Summer

July’s Playground is going to be the last one for the summer! Put it in your diaries, bring along your friends and don’t forget your sunscreen. Playground on Tuesday 9 July will be all about the healing properties of sunshine and its mood changing effects on mammals. Or it can be about you and the…

Rainbows and Interactive performance

Last Playground was advertised through a flyer that featured a happy and juicy bowl of strawberries. When I was composing the image, the sun was shining and the birds where dancing away while showing off their vocal acrobatics. The evening of the 14th though, the day of May’s Playground, was horribly cold and rainy and…

The unusually tiny cupboard

Last week we presented to the world the rejuvenated new and improved formula of Playground which feels and runs in a suspiciously similar way to the old and unimproved formula. We’re creatures of habit, really. But we still braved up to the challenge by taking the amazing opportunity to move Playground to the Loft at…

New Season, New Space, New Date!

Your favourite artists’ new work and collaboration platform in Oxford is getting a face-lift! As you have probably already noticed/heard/read Playground’s new season of monthly events is now supported by the Arts Council England and the Oxford City Council. After receiving this exciting news we started making some changes to Playground so we can make…

What is Playground?

PLAYGROUND is an artist-led platform dedicated to supporting the development and presentation of new work while introducing a space for interaction, discussion and collaboration for artists and creative professionals in and around Oxford. PLAYGROUND events take place every 2 months. At PLAYGROUND you can find the freshest, crispiest and bravest locally grown art practices, from performance to illustration…