We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a magical trail of beautiful windows in West Reading Window Wanderland, organised by Oxford Road Time Bank. Thank you to Suzanne Carson and Mary Riley for their help and support.
Thurs & Fri 10.30 - 13.30 | Sat & Sun 09.30 - 16.00 | or by appointment
This exhibition of paintings and mixed media by the OpenHand OpenSpace artist Robert Fitzmaurice looks back at the social history of the site, especially the former military presence and the peace camp protests of the 1980s.
Over the years Robert has developed a variety of figurative and semi-figurative motifs to question ideas about power, gender, childhood and identity. This exhibition advances those themes in the context of the actions taken by the Greenham women to confront patriarchy and challenge militarism. The common was certainly no Eden then but this show offers no safe historical perspective. When leaders with nuclear arsenals have insulted each other with terms like rocket-man and dullard, and the US and Russia have withdrawn from the INF Treaty the same tensions exist now as then, and deserve our attention.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
An exhibition by three OHOS artists,
Peter Driver, Robert Fitzmaurice and Sarah Britten-Jones, will include recent
work generated from discussion of each other’s art practices and highlighting
the artists’ various approaches to themes of power, identity, site and
This is the re-opening exhibition
after the original exhibition was forced to close last autumn.
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.
activities will help develop drawing capability.A curious range of natural and human-made objects
will be available for study.