OAS was invited by St Hugh’s College in Oxford to participate in their Festival of Anniversaries in October with artwork on show and for sale in the Hamlin Gallery, the Maplethorpe Building and the college grounds. The Festival included a full programme of events including dinners, drama and lectures and OAS provided demonstrations at the weekend, including portrait sittings on Sunday afternoon with Patrick the porter, and the Principal Dame Elish Angiolini who kindly agreed to model. The collaboration has been a very successful experience and at the college’s suggestion the exhibition was extended by several weeks. St Hugh’s have also generously indicated that OAS would be welcome to return in the future to exhibit again.
Ben Hope, Lucy Stopford and Ken Organ with Dame Elish Angiolini
A selection of sculpture by OAS members shown in the grounds of the college –
Alan Kidd provided a poster for the event with an image by Steve Daggitt which was produced by St Hugh’s.