About Us

OVADA facilitates experimental visual arts research and practice as well as professional development opportunities for both emerging and established artists. We also seek to promote critical debate and the exchange of ideas without prescribed outcomes.

We offer an interdisciplinary programme of inclusive exhibitions, events and educational opportunities that aim to develop new and diverse audiences for contemporary visual arts practice.

Continuously striving to foster a vibrant and inclusive Oxford visual arts community, we house five artist studios alongside our unique exhibition and education spaces. We also host a thriving Associates programme, that offers opportunities for artists to collaborate and engage with each other.

OVADA is proud to be a part of the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance and has signed the Manifesto for Radical Change. We welcome proposals for events, exhibitions and workshops to put these words into action.
Please contact us at director@ovada.org.uk

OVADA’s Warehouse Space

We are housed in a unique semi-industrial building that offers flexible spaces for a range of activities including five Artist Studios as well as spaces to make and share work including an art room where we run classes and events.

We host a programme of exhibitions within our large warehouse space and are happy to consider strong exhibition proposals that wish to explore using the space.