Launch Weekend

Too Many Blackamoors (#2), 2015, Heather Agyepong. Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, comissioned by Autograph ABP

PHOTO OXFORD 2021 LAUNCH WEEKEND

Events and Artists/Curators in their exhibition spaces

Please see our Whats On page for details and venues


NOTE: road closures in Oxford on 16 & 17 October for the Oxford Half Marathon. Please use Park & Ride, bus, bike and feet. The festival venues are generally within walking distance. View more details on the Oxford Half Marathon here.


Covid precautions: visitors are requested to wear masks in indoor venues and to respect social distancing.


Friday 15 October

2-4pm: Images of Liberation with curators from Four Corners and participants in the Women’s Liberation Conference 1970


6-9pm: Outdoor Projections on Ruskin School of Art, Bullingdon Road. Photos by Vivian Maier, Susan Meiselas and Judith Joy Ross, and from Bindi Vora's series Mountain of Salt, 2020-2021


Saturday 16 October

2pm: Tour led by curator Katy Barron of A Different Mirror and Maud Sulter: Remaking the Past exhibitions at The Barn Gallery, St John's College


Meet artists & Curators in their Exhibition spaces

10-11.30am: Fabric of Photography with curator Megan Ringrose and artists John Blythe, Rita Rodner, Nettie Edwards and Karel Doing

10am-4pm: Photography & the Book with artist and curator Jo Vestey

10am-4pm: Line & Texture: The photography of Nancy Sheung with curator Michael Pritchard (morning) and collaborators from Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University (afternoon)

10am-4pm: Plastic Theatre with artist Caroline Seymour

1-5pm: Dearly Beloved with artist Jim Grover and curator Vanessa Winship

2-4pm: Zoom Portraits of COVID19 Vaccine Trial Participants with artist Fran Monks

3.30-5.30pm: Water Lily: Dance of Darkness with artist Keiko Ikeuchi


Sunday 17 October

Note: there will be multiple road closures in the city centre for the Oxford Half Marathon - please use the train, bus, bike or Park & Rides. All/most festival venues are within walking distance.


11am-4pm: Portfolio Reviews at Weston Library, with Photography & the Book screening


3-4.30pm: Sculptural Film - screenings of work by British experimental women filmmakers who use photochemical practices to process film material in physical and sculptural ways, at Modern Art Oxford


2pm: Tour led by artist Chloe Dewe Mathews of the Thames Log installation at Christ Church Meadows. Meet Chloe at the installation by the river.


Meet artists & Curators in their Exhibition spaces

10am-4pm: Line & Texture: The photography of Nancy Sheung with collaborators from Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University (morning) and curator Michael Pritchard (afternoon)

10am-4pm: Plastic Theatre with artist Caroline Seymour

11am-4pm: Catherine, Kiambé, Surya at Maison Francaise d'Oxford with artist Elisa Moris Vai and curator Pelumi Odubanjo

2-4pm: Photography & the Book with artist and curator Jo Vestey

From 3pm: Light Touch with artist Carla van de Puttelaar


Monday 18 October

9am-5pm: Conference: Women, Memory & Transmission: Postcolonial Perspectives from the Arts and Literature at Maison Française d’Oxford and online, alongside the exhibition Catherine, Kiambé, Surya