Oxford Pioneers: celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Oxford Gallery by Joan Crossley-Holland MBE and Valerie Stewart

10 November 2018 - 3 January 2019
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Vicki Ambery-Smith, Radcliffe Camera brooch



Oxford Gallery (1968-2001) is a story of pioneering women, and the intertwined worlds of  artists and craftsmanship. It is also a story inextricably linked with the art of ceramics which catalysed its foundation; formed a key part of its exhibition programme and has left the most visible legacy both here in Oxford and throughout the UK. Its work in this field makes Oxford Ceramics Gallery (est. 2006) a fitting host for an exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of the original gallery’s founding. James Fordham and Rachel Ackland continue to welcome clients and supporters to their Walton Street gallery whose love for, and interest in, ceramics was first nurtured at Oxford Gallery.  

Amanda Game, 2018


Opening event at the Ashmolean Museum with artist talks Saturday 10 November, 3-5pm


Followed by reception to view the exhibition at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 5-7pm

Exhibition runs 10 Nov – 3 Jan 2019 in collaboration with independent curator Amanda Game.