The Oxford Art Society was formed in 1891 at the instigation of Walter Tyrwhitt who wished to encourage Art in the City and in the University. The first president was Hubert von Herkomer, RA, who had succeeded John Ruskin as the Slade Professor of Fine Art in Oxford.
The Society has held an annual exhibition except for six years during World War II. Since 1972 the Society has held two exhibitions each year – a Members’ Exhibition and an Open Exhibition. It is from the artists showing in the Open Exhibition that new members are invited to join the Society.
Our AGM is held towards the end of February. Details will be circulated well in advance.
The Members’ Exhibition 2022 will take place in The Barn, St John’s College, Oxford OX1 3JP from Saturday 19 March – Sunday 10 April.
We hope to host the Open Exhibition 2022 in the Cloisters at SJE late August. Please keep an eye on the website for updates.