Once again Longcot will be buzzing with visitors for Oxfordshire Art Week – and you would be well advised perhaps to Carpe Diem.
Our three local artists – Emma Ablitt, Pat Elmore, and Sharon Rich – are all exhibiting between 19th and 28th May, and the essential details are as follows:
Emma’s beautiful stone carvings can be seen between 11:00am and 6:00pm. Her OAW entry can be found HERE, and her contact details are:
Venue: Priory Gate, Kings Lane, Longcot, SN7 7SY
Telephone: 01793 780421
Facilities Available: Open Studio, Refreshments, Parking
Pat Elmore’s sculptures can be seen in her studio, gallery and in the 1½ acre Garden, between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Her OAW entry is HERE, and she is quickly found as her studios are a stone’s throw from The King & Queen.
Venue: Nutford Lodge, Longcot, SN7 7TW
Facilities Available: Accessible for Wheelchairs, Open Studio, Demonstrations, Refreshments, Parking, Workshop/Class Teacher
Sharon Rich is also a sculptor, currently working on historically-influenced tablet carvings. Her work is displayed in the relaxed atmosphere of her garden and studio under the gaze of the famous Uffington White Horse. Her opening times are 11am-5pm Weekends / 2 – 5 pm Weekdays. Her OAW page is HERE, and she can be found at:
Venue: Henleaze Farm Bungalow, Fernham, SN7 7PR
Telephone: 01793 782382
Facilities Available: Accessible for Wheelchairs, Open Studio, Demonstrations, Refreshments, Parking
During the first week of the festival (5th-13th May) visit beautiful North and West Oxfordshire where venues can be found nestled from Burford and Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds across to the historic market towns of Bicester and Banbury. In the second week (12th-20th May), 200 art spaces across the city of Oxford itself will be ready to welcome you in. The third week (19th-28th May) takes place in South Oxfordshire with venues along the Thames from Faringdon to Henley and the Ridgeway from Wantage to Thame.
The Oxford Art Week website is packed full of useful and interesting info and will also guide you to the dozen or so artists who live within 6 miles of Longcot if you fancy a little and possibly inspiring trip.