Author Archives: Sarah Dearling

Scrapbook of Walter Tyrwhitt, OAS founder and watercolourist

A couple of years ago the Oxford Art Society took into it’s possession a scrapbook which was originally owned and compiled by Walter Tyrwhitt, one of the founders of the society.  The book was found by honorary OAS member Rona while … Continue reading

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Grant Waters – Workplace Portraits at The Cornerstone Didcot

A note for your diaries at the end of the year, Grant Waters, OAS, will be showing an exhibition of his wonderful portraits in oil at The Cornerstone in Didcot – “An exhibition of oil paintings that consider the relationship … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition 2018

A packed gallery of artists and art enthusiasts enjoyed a fabulous evening at the Members Exhibition Private View on Friday.  Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Trinity College, Oxford, opened the show with an informative talk on … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2017

Art lovers, young and old, converged on The Cloister Gallery at St John the Evangelist Church last Friday, to enjoy the official opening of the Oxford Art Society Open exhibition 2017. Our gratitude goes to Paul Hobson, Director of Modern … Continue reading

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Lucy Stopford, OAS Chair – work selected for BP Portrait Awards

Our Chairwoman and portrait artist, Lucy Stopford, has had one of her stunning oil portraits selected for this years BP Portrait Awards.  The portrait is of Lucy’s friend, Dr Tim Moreton, who worked as a Registrar at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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OAS says farewell to outgoing Chairman Peter Farley

At the recent 124th Oxford Art Society AGM Peter Farley stepped down as our Chairman.  His excellent care, inclusive style, friendly manner and careful direction will be much missed by members of the Oxford Art Society and wider arts community. … Continue reading

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OAS Members exhibition 2017

The members exhibition this year was opened by Professor Christopher Brown, CBE, now Director Emeritus (of the Ashmolean). The private view at the Town Hall in Oxford was a great success and as you can see from the photo below we … Continue reading

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OAS Welcomes new members

Earlier this year a merry group of new members gathered to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of The Bear and Ragged Staff pub in Cumnor for the new members tea party. The new members were joined by Peter Farley, the … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2016

To celebrate 125 years of the Oxford Art Society, artists from all around Oxfordshire have come together to put on a large and exciting exhibition featuring some of the best talent in the county.  There are some 180 works on … Continue reading

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Jericho Artweeks Lecture 2016

The Artist in the Museum The Oxford Art Society was very pleased to present for the first time, the Jericho Artweek Lecture, sponsored by The Oxford University Press. It was held on a wet and miserable Tuesday evening the 10th … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition 2016 – Woodstock

The Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition was officially opened on Saturday by Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt the Town Mayor of Woodstock.  This year sees the society return to the Oxfordshire Museum which is set in a lovely 18th Century House in … Continue reading

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Johannes von Stumm, OAS President, in Japan and China

Johannes von Stumm, the president of the Oxford Art Society, has been busy working towards a couple of exhibitions in Kyoto, Japan this winter.  He’ll be showing work at the Japan Art Forum (JARFO) gallery (www16.plala.or.jp/jarfo/) and the Dohjidai Gallery … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2015

Following the tremendous success of last year’s OAS Open Exhibition, the 2015 Open took place again in the lovely surroundings of the Cloister Gallery at St John Evangelist Church, Oxford, where a fabulous mixture of high quality art work was … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition 2015

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Mohammed Abbasi, opened the latest members exhibition in the Town Hall, Oxford.  A fantastic selection of members work including painting, sculpture, printmaking and more. The show runs from Saturday 14th February to Saturday 14th March Open 10am to … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2014

This stunning exhibition was one of the largest exhibitions the Oxford Art Society has mounted, with about 180 works of art on display by members and non-members in an eclectic mix of styles and mediums. There was something for everyone … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2018

Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition and Young Artist Competition The Cloister Gallery, St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford Saturday 29th September to Sunday 14 October, 10am to 5pm  

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