Friday, 18 January 2019

Drawing for Beginners


Always wanted to draw? Start now!
No previous experience needed. Basic materials provided.

Taster Session:
Wednesday 27 February, 7.30 - 9.30pm  £10

Five week course:
Wednesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 March, 3 April 7.30 - 9.30pm
£15 per session, £70 for five week course.
 
Booking essential:  info@ohos.org.uk, (0118) 959 7752

Enjoy drawing while building skills and confidence and exploring a range of techniques and materials.  These will include line, tone, spatial relationships, pencil, ink and charcoal, and drawing big and small. Observation and imagination will both be valued, as will realistic and abstract drawing. 
Specific activities will help develop drawing capability. A curious range of natural and human-made objects will be available for study.

Tutor: Ingrid Jensen  www.imjensen.co.uk

OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL.


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

'Secrets' Postcard Fundraiser


SECRETS POSTCARD FUNDRAISER
Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 November 11am - 5pm

Join us for our fun and relaxing fundraiser in the historic Brock Keep, to raise much needed funds 
for OpenHand OpenSpace. Postcards donated by artists will be for sale for £20 each, 
the artists' identity will be kept secret. 
In addition to the secret sale, will be a sale of small artworks and prints by OHOS artists, 
a raffle and bidding board with some great prizes. 
It’s a chance to buy something unique for a loved one this Christmas while supporting OHOS.


SECRETS SUPPER EVENING
Saturday 24 November 6pm - 9pm
Relax with a bowl of homemade soup and puddings at our ‘Secrets’ sale and supper. 
Plus a chance to meet OHOS artists and find out whose artwork you have purchased!
Tickets £5 (includes homemade soup and puddings).
BOOKING ESSENTIAL email info@ohos.org.uk

DONATE A POSTCARD WORK OF ART
Artists are invited to produce a ‘postcard’ work of art.
A6 size, onto card, in any medium, email info@ohos.org.uk
for more information. Deadline for submissions Sunday 18 November.


Money raised will go towards supporting 

the continued development of OpenHand OpenSpace

Finds From The Roof

An exhibition of weird and wonderful found objects 
stored by generations of artists and occupants of Brock Keep.

Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 November 2018

Opening times:
Thursday & Friday 3pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

Friday, 5 October 2018

Getting back to normal - and fundraising now

OpenHand OpenSpace is greatly relieved that the recent encampment of travellers has been removed from the Keep's car park and garden, thanks to generous help from ClarksLegal, and the professional actions of HCE enforcement and the police.  Cleanup and repair is under way, and we are also extremely grateful to our supporters who are donating through OHOS's fundraising page at GoFundMe: "Make Heritage and Arts Centre secure"

This funding will also help us put in place improved security to enable us to keep the gates open to visitors in future during exhibitions and other events without fear of a further unwelcome invasion.

Apologies to visitors who may be inconvenienced by the increased gate security.  Until we can install a height restriction barrier (which needs Listed Building and planning consent) the gates will only be unlocked on request.  If you need keys for regular activities please contact our admins who are now back to normal hours: Wed and Fri from 11am - 1pm.

Saturday, 15 September 2018


Triangulations


EXHIBITION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Sarah Britten-Jones, Peter Driver, Robert Fitzmaurice
Due to unforeseen circumstances the artists regretfully have to postpone this exhibition. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Heritage Open Days: Brock Keep



Friday 7 - Sunday 9 September 2018  from 11am - 5pm

Exhibition 

Guided tours of the Keep

Artists at work in studios

Children's Trail

A warm welcome

Refreshments

www.heritageopendays.org.uk  

Sunday, 5 August 2018


Every Story Tells a Story


Exhibition by Ivilina Kouneva and Sharon Haward


TUESDAY 28 AUGUST – SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 


Meet the artists Tuesday 28 August 2018 5pm - 8pm 


OPEN: TUESDAY 11-5pm | WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY 3pm-7pm | SATURDAY - SUNDAY 11am-5pm 

OpenHand OpenSpace Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Rd, Reading, Berkshire. RG30 IHL 


“Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.” Umberto Eco 
Works of art often speak of other works of art or they comment on their meaning, bringing forward their new narrative - a story which has been started somewhere else, in another creative mind. Works of art are based on other people’s stories or emerge from them. We create our stories, keep on walking, braving our way through life and changing the places we have visited, adding new meaning. 
This exhibition is a mixed media show, where different stories and experiences will be located in the different areas/chambers and corridors of The Keep. It is a dialogue between two artists who respond differently to the environment of the Keep and the idea of stories within stories.
www.sharonhaward.com