27 September 2022

Conrad Shawcross Mounts Major Exhibitions At Mathematical Institute Oxford

Conrad Shawcross is mounting one of his largest exhibitions ever at The Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

20 December 2021

Ai-Da A Robot’s Divine And Comedic Vision Ashmolean Museum – Nico Kos

Ai-Da Robot Ashmolean Museum Oxford: Dante Alighieri was 56 when he gave up the ghost in 1321, just one year after completing his epic, soul searching poem The Divine Comedy; yet in these words, his presence remains “as a mighty flame follows a tiny spark“. A landmark of Italian literature, drawn from his experience in exile […]

17 June 2020


Oxford Statue Of Imperialist Cecil Rhodes To Be Removed

Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The governors of the Oxford University college voted on Wednesday night to relocate the statue of the colonialist to a museum. Last week Louise Richardson, the vice chancellor of Oxford University, […]

27 February 2020

Young Rembrandt: Influencer Of His Generation – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve always liked the exhibitions at the Ashmolean in Oxford. They offer sensible examples of art historical explanation – something that can’t always be said for official institutions that present equivalent exhibitions in London. The new Young Rembrandt show just opened at the Ashmolean is an excellent example of their approach.

9 July 2019

Talking Maps: Geocentric Eccentricity At The Bodleian Library – Paul Black

Artlyst has attended Talking Maps, a new exhibition at the famous Bodleian Libraries, Oxford – a celebration of maps throughout history

5 September 2018

Spellbound: Enchanted By Magical Thinking At The Ashmolean Museum – Paul Black

The Ashmolean Museum’s autumn exhibition Spellbound explores the timeless cross-cultural belief in magic through 180 objects – often strange and chilling – from the ritualistic, to the totemic – including crystal balls and mummified cats

18 March 2017

Raphael Drawings Exhibition Announced For Oxford’s Ashmolean

A new exhibition containing 120 works by the Renaissance master Raphael, from international collections will go on show at the Ashmolean this summer in the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, RAPHAEL: THE DRAWINGS.

5 December 2016

Jimmy Cauty Delivers A Post-Brexit, Post-Trump Disaster-Scape. Merry Christmas

A shipping container covered in graffiti sits among the dreaming spires of Oxford, and my partner hears a rather haughty voice remark ‘…Well I don’t think it’s appropriate for the setting of the university, …and not very Christmassy!’,

17 November 2016


Jimmy Cauty: The Aftermath Dislocation Principle, Riot Tour Travels To Oxford

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) the latest work from artist Jimmy Cauty, housed in a 40 ft shipping container is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature – arriving in Oxford between the 25th and 27th November before it continues its country-wide tour of ‘riot sites’ until Christmas Day.

7 June 2014

Sean Scully: A Modernist Meets The Masters Beneath The Dreaming Spires

Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master Among Old Masters is the first exhibition at the Christ Church Picture Gallery Oxford to juxtapose the work of a contemporary painter with its collection of old masters. The exhibition is comprised of eleven paintings and thirty-three prints. The artist collaborated with the Picture Gallery’s curators Jacqueline Thalmann and […]