Next up at the warehouse…

Twenty Twenty One

Twenty Twenty One
Oxford Brookes MFA Graduate Show

Private View Friday 17 September 2021 6-8pm

Open 18-26 September 2021
Weekdays 12-6pm
Weekends 10-5pm

OVADA presents highlights from the 2020 and 2021 Oxford Brookes Masters in Fine Art
graduation show. This will be the first time these works have been open to view: due to the
pandemic, the 2020 cohort held their final show entirely online, while the 2021 group
installed a physical show but were unable to open to the public.
“These students have each emerged with practices that may differ from those they
envisaged when they joined the MFA. Such shifts in practice are to be expected when
undertaking intense periods of research activity and critical inquiry. However, the
intellectual technical and creative challenges that are part of the MFA journey have, for
these artists, been brought into a sharper focus, geared towards getting the most from
working in ways shaped by the pandemic experience as well as being informed by other
important issues of our time. In this regard, ‘uncertainty’ has become an important
prevailing characteristic, a tool in developing a critical position.”

– Clair Chinnery, Subject co-ordinator for MFA Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University

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.
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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.