Sunday, 24 February 2013

Jon Lockhart: Talk this Wednesday

Join Jon Lockhart at OHOS as part of the Artspeak series of talks. Jon will discuss his latest project which is a collaboration between The Museum of Reading, a group of mixed media artists, local educational institutions and touring venues.

The Arts Council England funded project will explore our relationship with museum artefacts and in a broader sense how we communicate tacit knowledge in all walks of life. The talk this Wednesday will set the framework in which the project will proceed and offers an exciting opportunity to shape an idea through collaborative exchange. Cake and tea will be provided.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Screen printing workshop at Reading Museum

If you fancy learning the art of screen printing then join OHOS artist Jon Lockhart at Reading Museum on the 2nd March. Jon will walk you through stencil and photo screen printing whilst referring to other techniques available to the contemporary artist.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

OHOS artist in London exhibition

'The third Quijote '(left) and 'Coastal shanty' both 40 x 30 in.

OHOS artist Robert Fitzmaurice was recently part of a group exhibition 'Emergence' at the Espacio Gallery, London. Images from the exhibition can be found here:

Espacio's main aim is to host a stimulating programme of exhibitions, talks and events, specially designed to support, promote and strengthen their community of artists as well as facilitating and building relationships between artists and audiences.

For more details of the gallery and forthcoming exhibitions visit their website:

Espacio Gallery
159 Bethnal Green Road
London EC2 7DG
31st Jan - 5th Feb 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Searching, always

Contemporary art exhibition by arjeea21
at Gallery@49, 49 Broadway, Bracknell RG12 1BB
Street view open 24 hours 8 February - 2 March 2013
Open to public Saturdays 16 and 23 February, 12 - 4.

Meet the artists at a reception there on Saturday 23 February 2-4pm.
OHOS artists Peter Driver, Ingrid Jensen, Robert Fitzmaurice, Roxana Tohaneanu Shields, and Ksenija Krotin have work included.

arjeea21 also meets at OHOS on the first Thursday of each month to talk about art, network about events, plan exhibitions, and offer friendly discussion and crit about any that friends and visitors bring along.  All welcome!
For more info please see

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Drawing the collection at REME's Museum of Technology

Two artists from OpenHand OpenSpace joined the RGA's drawing days at REME to explore the eollections there, and made some rather free interpretations of the intriguing technological wizardry on display.  OHOS cultivates and enjoys links with many groups.  The RGA - Reading Guild of Artists  - has been successfully promting visual art in Reading for more than eighty years, and now has an exhibition at the Museum of Technology at REME in Arborfield. 
Many thanks to Clare Buchta and Hilary Parkinson of the RGA and Judy Booth, Curator at REME for an interesting opportunity.
For more details please see - The Corps of Royal Mechanical and Electrical
Reading Guild of Artists:

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Revealing Reading's Hidden Histories

The Museum of Reading has been awarded funding by the Happy Museum project to explore the history of three areas in Reading: Orts Road, Dee Park and Oxford Road.  OHOS is pleased to be participating in the Oxford Road section of this project.  Interested neighbours on the the Oxford Road met in the Keep on 2 February to share knowledge and ideas, and plan ways of ensuring this project leaves a legacy for all to enjoy.  The aim is to document and celebrate local features and achievements and raise pride in the area.  The Oxford Road NAG and the Oxford Road Multi Agency (see Oxford Road Fun Day) are also involved.
Next meeting is at the Keep (571 Oxford Road, next door to Brock Barracks) on Saturday 9 February, 10.30 - 11.30am, coordinated by Nicola Mann of Reading Museum
To find out more please contact Brendan Carr, Community Engagement Curator by email at or phone on 0118 9373548.