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,…

TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER: Music, films, stories and arts festivals!

With only a week to go before November’s PLAYGROUND, let me give you a litte teaser about what’s going to happen on Tuesday 25 November, at the Old Fire Station at 7pm. Samuel C. Roberts returns to PLAYGROUND after about a year to keep us up to date with his latest projects and the new things…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

Is it the ninth one already?

Ok, guys, as you’ve noticed we’ve sadly decided to stop using semi-witty puns to title each event. That’s mainly because we’ve ran out of semi-witty puns. But also it means that our publicity is now a bit less text-busy and it saves us havingnto typenthe title each month on each new flyer. It makes the…