Friday, 28 April 2017




We are experiencing a period of chaos and contrast; it may bring about change personally, within our community, the country and the world. OHOS Artists explore these themes through painting, sculpture, print and more. Join us on on any of our Open Days for a tour of the artists studios and an interesting, thought provoking exhibition by our artist and associate members.

Friday, 7 April 2017





OpenHand OpenSpace at Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2017


Join OpenHand OpenSpace Studios and OHOS artists Peter Driver, Jon Lockhart and Kate Lockhart at this year's
Reading Contemporary Art Fair
Come along to Stand 20 to find out more about the OpenHand OpenSpace, our recent activities, workshops, and exhibitions as well as see first hand the artwork by some of our members.

You can also see OHOS artists John Percy at Stand 3 and Janet Curley Cannon at Stand 87


Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading

Reading Contemporary Art Fair is a prominent annual arts event for the area, promoting affordable art directly to the general public, a showcase for the diversity of talent, styles and mediums used by regional and national artists. Visitors can expect to see an inspirational range of artwork, a unique opportunity for new and experienced collectors to view and buy direct from the artist or benefit from the informed collections from a number of leading galleries. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and relaxed, with something for everyone. Recent graduates and established artists can be found alongside a number of galleries showing work by accepted masters and fresh new talent. A good day out to enjoy contemporary art in Reading.
www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk


Sunday, 26 March 2017

To&Fro 往返 - An exhibition of new work by Robert Fitzmaurice


OpenHand OpenSpace studio member Robert Fitzmaurice is holding an exhibition next month at The Peacock Gallery (see below and press release here)

You are invited to the opening 1pm - 3pm on Saturday 22nd April


To&Fro - Robert Fitzmaurice

All enquires: info@fitzmaurice.works or 0118 926 2467

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

THE PEACE WHICH PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING, a solo exhibition by Robert Fitzmaurice

Coming up this December:


The Zealot, oil on aluminium, 61 x 91 cm / 24 x 36 in. 2016

THE PEACE WHICH PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING

Dates: Tues 06 - Fri 16 December 2016

Hours: 1-7pm daily, except Monday 12 December

Free entry

Reception with artist's talk Thursday 8 December 6-8pm

This exhibition, which forms part of Reading's Year of Culture, reflects upon our complex attitudes towards peace. Whether in politics, media or religion the concept captures the imagination far more often than it is experienced. In our personal lives too peace can often seem a rare and precious commodity. Since humans seem to be hardwired for conflict can there ever be a peace which passes all understanding?

These ironies are explored in a series of large paintings on aluminium, supported by smaller paintings, prints, collages and mixed media.

Robert Fitzmaurice's art presents the human figure in absurd, fragmented narratives that reference history, drama and rites of passage. Other exhibitions this year include The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, International Print Center, New York and New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque.


You can join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/143577336109020/

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Jon Lockhart - Work: 23 September - 25 September 11:00 to 17:30 @The Keep


Come along to OHOS and look at some sculpture. Part of Reading's awesome year of culture.

Opening Times 23 September - 25 September  11:00 to 17:30



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Pulling Strings

Fragile? 

Monday 15 - Sunday 21 August 2016
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Open Mon-Fri: 3-7pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep

Exhibition of sculpture, drawing and photography by Ingrid Jensen, focusing on the role of habitat and niche in the life of the artist, and the joys and frustrations of being part of an artists' network.