Next up at OVADA on Thursday 15 July 2-8pm – Sunday 1 August

Autonomy - Warehouse Art School


OVADA is proud to present “Autonomy”- the Warehouse Art
School Exhibition 2021.
The seven artists exhibiting work this year range from video,
performance, installation, painting and 3D sculptural work- all
completed during the last three months of the year-long course.
Though 2020/21 has been another challenging year with the
ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 the course continued online, then
assembled in a nearby village hall, then a welcome return to the
OVADA Warehouse from mid-May 2021.
The works have been conceived and informed during an
anxious time when every individual has been trying to understand their own situation and practice as well as responding to and connecting with the new ‘normal’. Though the year was a disrupted one, the artists continued their practice and maintained close contact with fellow artists and tutors alike.
Formal concerns, painterly expressions, ethical and ecological
themes emerge and, as with previous years, all the participating
artists have a singular voice and a personal response to their
respective creative output.

Welcome to OVADA – A contemporary art space in Oxford

OVADA (Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency) 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’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.