Thursday, 20 June 2019

Post Degree Art Show Show and Sale


University of Reading’s 2019 painting finalists present the
Post Degree-Show Show and Sale!

This show represents the culmination of our university careers and the start of our careers as professional artists.

Please come along to see a diverse range of paintings from figurative to abstract, and perhaps take something special home with you.

Friday 19th July 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday 20th July 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 21st July 10:00 - 18:00 Openhand Openspace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road Reading RG30 1HL

Saturday, 15 June 2019


Process exhibition

An exhibition by a loose collective of artists including:

Sam Stead, Tim Wilson, Tyka Epik, George Field, Aileen Creegan, Robert Fitzmaurice, Lisa Barnard, Chris Mercier and Steve Perfect.

With some work being made in situ and even during the exhibition itself, this exhibition attempts to explore the ways which art is made, how it is shown and how it is seen.

Open: Tuesday 2nd July - Sunday 7th July 2019

Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm

Not-So-Private-View on Thursday 4th July 4-7pm Openhand Openspace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road Reading RG30 1HL
Part of Open for Art 2019

Friday, 31 May 2019

OHOS is a Finalist in the Reading Cultural Awards 2019

Very exciting news! OHOS is a finalist in the Reading Cultural Awards 2019, in two categories: Cultural Organisation of the Year and Cultural Space of the Year.  A big thank you to all OHOS's friends, volunteers and supporters. http://readingplaceofculture.org/awards/


Monday, 13 May 2019


Undecided Exhibition - OHOS Open Studios

Undecided An exhibition of contemporary art by OpenHand OpenSpace artists reflecting the dilemmas facing artists as they persevere in their own practices. Guided tours of the studios and the Keep.

Meet the artists Tuesday 21 May 7pm - 9pm

Exhibition open:
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 May
Mon - Fri 3pm - 7pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm

An Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire event.

Friday, 10 May 2019

OHOS nominated for Reading Cultural Awards

Great News! OHOS has been nominated for the Reading Cultural Awards 2019 in two categories: Cultural Organisation of the Year, and Cultural Space of the Year.  Thank you to all our friends and supporters!  Please share the news, and come and check out the space by visiting the exciting new exhibition by Reading International at OHOS: (Un) Commoning Voices and (Non) Commoning Bodies, open 27 April - 1 June, Thur - Sat 3-6pm.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Reading International

(Un)Commoning Voices & (Non)Communal Bodies Zbyněk Baladrán, Zeljka Blaksic, Marco Godoy, Mikhail Karikis, Tali Keren, Rory Pilgrim, Jack Tan, and Katarina Zdjelar

Exhibition opening: Friday 26 April 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Opening hours 27 April - 1 June:
Thursdays to Saturdays 3 pm - 6 pm
(Un)Commoning Voices & (Non)Communal Bodies is a series of workshops, performances, and an exhibition, interrogating the relationship between artistic practices and protest movements via the performative scores of collective bodies and voices.  The interdisciplinary program was inspired by the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp which was active from 1981 to 2000. It was established by women to protest nuclear weapons being sited near Reading at RAF Greenham Common.
In an era of democratic decay, we look again towards the ‘commons’ as the ubiquitous space where the multitude of voices and bodies can appear as performative ensembles to protest hegemonic power structures and negotiate the differences between “language – an abstract socializing apparatus –  and our embodied, sensual experiences”. The ‘common(s)’ in art – the general interrelatedness of human realities, the ‘performative (un)common(s)’ – generative destructive dynamics, and the ‘(under)common(s)’ – the less socially visible aspects of organization and interaction all offer different ways of working and being together that constitute the social condition as the conflictual realm of a reimagined ‘us’. We are interested in this ‘us’ as the moment when we turn our bodies towards each other and listen collectively. We believe that by doing this we complicate an easy understanding of power and agency and create spaces for negotiating nuanced differences.
We therefore ask; how do we participate in reiterative collective acts and what political impact (if any) is gained? What do hegemonic scores look and feel like, and what would alternative or activist scores sound like? How can voices and bodies undermine fear and invite empathy? Can the repetition of darkness ever create light?  How do we, as individual subjects, participate in these collective acts, or resist them?
Other participating artists, speakers, and writers:
Susan Gibb, Marco Godoy, Chto Delat/Dmitry Vilensky, Noam Inbar and Nir Shauloff, Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro and Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Mikhail Karikis, Tali Keren, André Lepecki, Florian Malzacher, Public Movement, Michal Oppenheim, Rory Pilgrim, Yvonne Rainer, Edgar Schmitz, Jack Tan, Nina Wakeford, Catherine Wood, Sara Wookey and Katarina Zdjelar.

Curated by Maayan Sheleff and Sarah Spies.