Tuesday, 16 November 2010


contemporary art exhibition at
New Greenham Arts
Tuesday 7th - Saturday 18th of December
private view on Thursday the 9th of December 7 - 9 pm
arjeea21, launched in Reading in 2008, is now fully fledged.
Its artists explore and air issues, events and ideas - not always safe ones.
We invite you to contemplate, enjoy, argue, discuss and go away thinking about new horizons.

Includes OHOS artists Bithja Moor, Julia Rogers,  Anna Mitchell and Ingrid Jensen.

New Greenham Arts

113 Lindenmuth Way, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HN

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Salisbury Arts Centre Open 2010

Salisbury Arts Centre 9 November - 8 December 2010
Geriatric Miniatures by Sarah Britten-Jones has been selected for the 2010 Salisbury Art Centre Open, with the private view taking place on Monday 8 November 2010 from 6.30pm. The exhibition continues from Tuesday 9 November until Wednesday 8 December 2010.

Sarah trained as a ceramicist, and sources conceptual and physical material from her environment or situation, manipulating it to reveal truths that are often denied or hidden. She is interested in the stories we tell ourselves in order to live, and investigates how these self-narratives are exercised and take form through the things we create and consume. Her work often provides an antithesis to the dominant storyline.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Manual Labour - Jon Lockhart - Modern Art Oxford

Manual Labour - Jon Lockhart - Modern Art Oxford
16 – 21 November 2010

To coincide with the publication of his book Manual Labour, Jon Lockhart will be exhibiting
in the new Project Space at Modern Art Oxford this autumn.
Lockhart’s installations are a mix of ready-made items forced into new readings, not only
by their placing within the Gallery but through their alignment with one another. His
installations often convey a sense of the laboratory, as though one is witnessing
something that has recently taken place. Sound and digital mechanics are also a strong
component in the work, as is a playful use of graphics and design.
To launch his debut book Manual Labour, Lockhart will lead a panel discussion on
Thursday 18 November discussing the merits and issues that arise out of practice that
acknowledges the contribution made by non-artists who inform, positively influence and
contribute to the production of their work. The panel will include presentations by fellow
artists Joshua Sofaer, Katy Beinart and Melanie Manchot,

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Parcel Fever

15 October 2010, 7pm - 6am
The Keep, ground floor, 571 Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 1HL
A contemporary art exhibition with a difference: the work arrives wrapped, and and throughout the evening it will be unwrapped and installed by those present.  A companionable evening of anticipation and discussion.  Includes work by Jon Lockhart, Robert FitzMaurice, Lucy Ann Hobbs, Alex Buhagiar, Steve Perfect, Cally Trench, Philip Lee, Chris Mercier, Tania Chamberlain, Barry Chamberlain, Ellen Jewell, Anita Benson, Neile Wright and...

Night Monsters

Friday 15 October 2010, 5-7pm
The Keep, ground floor.  571 Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 1HL
All ages welcome, free, materials provided, no previous experience needed.
Come and enjoy making and drawing Night Monsters.   Everyone can draw!
A Big Draw event, part of the Campaign for Drawing.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

The People's Museum

Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1DF 
Thurs 9 - Sat 11  Sept, 11-3

During the last year, OHOS artist Jon Lockhart has been realising an idea for a project that was entitled ‘The People’s Museum’. Working alongside Bracknell Forest Council and as part of ‘The Big Draw’ campaign, Jon ran numerous drop in sessions in which members of the public were invited to bring, draw, discuss and document their favourite object. An exhibition and book of the drawings and information will tour the region following its opening in Bracknell Town Centre on Thursday 9th September

Friday, 10 September 2010

Nuit Blanche Reading

Fri 15- Sat 16 October 2010
A dusk to dawn program of contemporary art organised by partners OHOS, jelly, Whitley Arts Festival, Jo Thomas, arjeea21, and the Rising Sun Arts Centre with support from Reading Borough Council. This first event in 2010 is a small pilot project that we hope will grow to something bigger in future years. Main centres of activity this year will be The Keep and Oxford Road, Reading Town Centre, and Whitley. Artists and local businesses are welcome to join in. If you would like to participate please contact OHOS or any of the other partners. More details will shortly appear at

Monday, 30 August 2010

East Kilbride Arts Centre

21 August - 19 September 2010
East Kilbride Arts Centre, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
OHOS artist Petre Nikoloski's installation is an extension of previous work in Sarajevo and his home town of Prilep, Macedonia.  It integrates the study and relationships of people and place. Although the work transcends different timeframes and international boundaries there is a unifying ethos: local engagement and local environment.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Open Space

15 - 23 May 2010, Mon-Wed 11-2, Thur-Fri 2-7, Sat-Sun 11-7
Private View Friday 14 May, 6-9pm
OpenHand OpenSpace, The Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Tilehurst,  Reading RG30 1HL

Exhibition of work by OpenHand OpenSpace studio artists: Shehnoor Ahmed, Elaine Binns, Julian Grater, Ingrid Jensen, Jon Lockhart, Anna Mitchell, Julian Gordon Mitchell, Bithja Moor, Petre Nikoloski, David Rodrigues and Julia Rogers.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Room to Manoeuvre

Friday 16 April - Wed 21  April, 3-7pm
The Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL

Work by arjeea21 artists: Jenny Kiehn, Gordana Naslas, Neile Wright, Chris Mercier, Steve Perfect, Gerhard Bissell, Janet  Walton, Clemens Steigleder, Ingrid Jensen, Lesley Brown, Gill Goodwin, Bithja Moor, Marie Sudwell, Angela Willis, Roxi Tohaneanu-Shields, Julia Rogers, Helen Lunn & Jerry Lunn.
With thanks to OpenHand OpenSpace for hosting the exhibition and to Reading Borough Council.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Testing Grounds

Saturday 13 February 2010: 6pm, free
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
0118 901 5177  www.testinggrounds.org.uk 
Live art + music events.  Experimental meeting places for artists & audiences supportive of new ideas and artistic risk.  Arco, Brownsierra, Drunken Chorus, Theodor Di Ricco, Tom Marshman, The Ladies of the Press.
Supported by OHOS, South Street and the Arts Council.