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Spirit of Womanhood

Spirit of Womanhood, a one-off exhibition of work by female artists.

Co-Founder and Chairperson of Women’s Interfaith Network, Lady Gilda Levy, remarks: “2014 marks an exciting year for the Women’s Interfaith Network, and the celebratory exhibition is a fitting tribute to a decade of work promoting dialogue and combating prejudice amongst women on an international scale.”

Tracey Emin CBE, the show’s ambassador,comments: “The exhibition will provide a unique platform for women artists tackling issues of gender and faith, and I am pleased to lend my support to WIN’s positive work”. Marking the 10th anniversary of the Women’sInterfaith Network, and in conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014, the exhibition seeks to re-present and reinvigorate global interfaith dialogue and debates concerning its place within the artistic sphere.

The exhibition will showcase the work of female artists selected by a judging panel of leading figures from the contemporary art world, including Roxane Zand, Deputy Chairman of Islamic and Middle Eastern Art at Sotheby’s, Dr. Amy Mechowski, Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Andrew Gwilliams, White Cube Gallery and Len Massey, Drawing Tutor at the Royal College of Art.

In its 10th anniversary year, the Spirit of Womanhood exhibition is intended to embody the spirit and values of the Women’s Interfaith Network. Founded in 2004 by Pinky Liliani OBE and Lady Gilda Levy, WIN is an organisation committed to promoting understanding and sustainable dialogue between women of different faiths across the UK. Composed of women from a range of backgrounds, members are united by the common goal of building a more respectful and inclusive society. Education programmes, workshops and a talk series co-ordinated by WIN aim to stimulate cross-community interaction, encourage women to develop skills and self-confidence and explore the barriers that may otherwise inhibit them from pursuing their goals.

Presenting participating artists’ personal interpretations of the show’s title, the exhibition features a broad selection of media including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

Dates: 20 March 2014 - 6 April 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: FREE

Venue: gallery@oxo

Central Saint Martins Postgraduate Interim Show

A showcase of the developing work of MA art students from Fine Art, Photography and Art and Science.

Dates: 14 March 2014 - 16 March 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: Bargehouse

In Kony’s Shadow

The memory of a small but fanatical rebel group still casts a long shadow across the war-ravaged communities of northern Uganda. Long after it was driven out, many people still live in terror at the very mention of its name.

Explore photographs, films and personal accounts of those who survived the violence of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. – from children forced to become soldiers to civilians caught up in the conflict.

Hear how Norman, a former child soldier who was abducted at the age of 12, struggled to hold on to his humanity during the two years he served with the rebels.

Find out how his parents coped with the return of their son – now a trained killer, and read personal testimonies from those who were terrorised by this small but brutal army.

Photography by Will Storr

Films by Tom Pietrasik

Dates: 5 March 2014 - 16 March 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: gallery@oxo

Symposium: A Banquet of Korean Contemporary Art

In its seventh year the exhibition Sasapari 4482  is to create a platform where artists can exchange ideas and discuss their experience of voluntary diaspora through their work.

As the title suggests, the audience are invited to enjoy each work as if they are at a banquet. 4482 symbolizes the collaboration of two countries the United Kingdom and Korea, 44 and 82 are the international dialling codes of the UK and Korea. The word sasapari is Korean and stands for Sa=4, sa=4, par=8 and i=2.

Sasapari has become the largest Korean contemporary art exhibition in the UK. This exhibition has now become a significant cultural movement, one of contemporary Korean artists delivering the spirit of ‘Yuhakseng ’ to a wider British and European audience. Yuhakseng is a Korean word which means student studying abroad. This is mirrored in the curatorial process, which stays true to Korean cultural identity by closely involving all of the fifty three artists.

With its ever-changing members, year upon year this show is handing over opportunities to new talent and recent graduates. 4482 strives to be a consistent art movement amongst young Korean artists in the UK, building a foundation for future Yuhakseng generations and bringing fresh vibrancy to London’s art scene.

Dates: 27 February 2014 - 2 March 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: Bargehouse

Heritage of Care

The Heritage of Care: Hospice Volunteering in the UK is an exhibition exploring the legacy of volunteers to hospice care in the UK today. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey of experiences through photography, oral histories and archival material, and allows them to experience the impact of volunteering.

Visitors are invited to experience the same task that the Heritage of Care volunteers undertook by digging through archive boxes, looking at old photographs, and reading documents – enabling them to reflect on the development of volunteering in hospice care.

The exhibition aims to show that volunteering is for everyone – there are no special skills needed, just compassion. It highlights the importance of oral histories and uses the personal testimonies of hospice volunteers to bring the past to life.

For further information please visit the Eyes Wide Open Tumblr page.

Dates: 26 February 2014 - 2 March 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: gallery@oxo


Hugh Turvey is an artist with an international reputation. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world and he is currently the artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. Bridging the gap between science and art, graphic design and pure photography. His work has been used in a range of media, commercially for marketing and advertising to film, TV and by architects and interior designers.

Hugh has photographed everything from a stiletto (Femme Fatale, pictured) to an elephant skull, mandibles included(also pictured). The exhibition in gallery@oxo features a larger collection of personal work and collaborative work such as a shark x-ray surf board, a collection of botanicals and the magnificent elephant head X-ray.

For this year’s Valentine’s Day, the Oxo Tower is blowing a giant 36,000 watt kiss to London. The brainchild of Hugh Turvey will be glowing from 10-14 February.

Coverage of X-Pose in the media: 

The Guardian 

The Smithsonian 

National Geographic Magazine 

Dates: 12 February 2014 - 23 February 2014

Opening Times: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: gallery@oxo

Sketch Your World

One of our Skylark artists James Hobbs has launched a book, Sketch Your World (£9.99).

On 31 January, James will be in the store from 6-8pm signing copies of his book. Skylark 2 will be open until 8pm that evening for drinks, signing and talking about art! All welcome.

Dates: 31 January 2014

Opening Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: Unit 1.09, Oxo Tower Wharf

Republic of the Moon

The UK’s leading experimental art and science organisation, The Arts Catalyst present… Republic of the Moon. Bargehouse will be transformed into an Earth-based embassy for a ‘Republic of the Moon’ filled with artists’ fantastical imaginings.

Dates: 10 January 2014 - 2 February 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: Bargehouse

Angels aren’t just for Christmas – a Festival of Fairytales for Grown-ups

Angels aren’t just for Christmas but they will be in their prime between 11 and 15 December when The Crick Crack Club – London’s finest, and the UK’s premier, programmer and promoter of performance storytelling – will once again fill Bargehouse with a Festival of Fairytales for Grown-ups.

Dates: 11 December 2013 - 15 December 2013

Opening Times: 6.00pm - 10.30pm

Admission: Adult Evening Show: £5 Family Show: £3.50 "I want to go to everything": £30 (All tickets are subject to a booking charge)

Venue: Bargehouse

Zealous X

Zealous X is a free, four-day exhibition celebrating a spectrum of creativity – art, film, music, photography and performance. This event will platform the work of 100 artists, across different fields, selected by an independent panel of judges including comedian Andi Osho, artist Richard Snowden and theatre producer Joyce Hytner.

Dates: 29 November 2013 - 1 December 2013

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: Free

Venue: Bargehouse

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