Category: Visual Arts

Oxford Launches its Programme of Events to Mark Windrush Day 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
  Today (Thursday 22 April) is Stephen Lawrence Memorial Day, a day that both commemorates the short yet impactful life of Stephen Lawrence, who was tragically murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993, and gives us room to reflect on the part we all play in removing racial inequality…

Fusion Talk: In Conversation with Artist and Curator Sam Skinner

Monday, April 12th, 2021
Sam Skinner is an artist and curator who has recently relocated to Oxford. His work focuses on relations between technology, media, community and lately, horticulture. In his practice, Sam employs a range of processes including historical research, printmaking, curation, mural making, publishing and workshops. Sam is also part of our…

Fusion Talk: In Conversation with Curator, Producer and Artist Bryony Benge-Abbott

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
  Bryony Benge-Abbott is a British-Trinidadian visual artist, curator and producer currently based in rural Kent. Through oil paintings, public murals, surface pattern designs, exhibitions and ‘wild drawing’ walks, Bryony creates interventions and experiences that invite a deeper exploration of the natural world and our relationship with it. She is…

Protected: Fusion Arts

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
     Fusion Arts are one of the many signatories on the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance Manifesto.   We have come together as an anti-racist coalition of cultural organisations to take action and to commit, both individually and collectively, to dismantling systemic racism, which is a shameful and abhorrent feature…
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Fusion Talk: In Conversation with Artist & Curator Sunil Shah

Friday, March 12th, 2021
  Sunil Shah is an artist, photographer, writer and independent curator based in Oxford. As well as being director of CODA Projects, a new research platform for the aesthetics of race in art and visual culture, Sunil is also a PhD Candidate at Central St Martins, London where his research…

Fusion Talk: In Conversation with Photographer John A. Blythe

Friday, February 26th, 2021
  John A. Blythe is an Oxfordshire-based artist, photographer and educator who explores light and time-based image making. His practice is concerned with both process and outcome and spans the boundaries between photography and painting. John is also responsible for reviving and relaunching the darkroom here at Fusion. In addition,…
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Stories of Trees: Story Makers Project 2020

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
What is the Story Makers project?   Story Makers is a successful creative arts project that has been running since 2011. The project has been developed by Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Helen Edwards and Fusion Arts with funding from BBC Children in Need. Each year, a partnership is forged with an…

Fusion Talk: In Conversation with Artist Nor Greenhalgh

Thursday, February 4th, 2021
  Nor Greenhalgh is an Oxford based artist and illustrator who works in the domains of public and participatory art. She is part of our Artist Research Labs programme, which aims to help artists discover and define the next chapter or road for their practice. For the programme we have brought…
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Fusion Talk: John Blythe, Fusion Darkroom Reviver

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Last year we re-launched our Fusion Darkroom with the support and know-how from photographer and lecturer, John Blythe. Our intern Aoife caught up with John to get the lowdown on Fusion’s Darkroom. How did you first become involved with Fusion, and why a Darkroom?  “The starting point for the Dark…
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Toddler Soundtracking Project

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
Led by Oxfordshire based artist and musician Phil Hanaway Oakley, Toddler Soundtracking aimed to develop musical skills, coordination, phonics, story telling, dance, self expression in toddlers (those under 3 years). Each session focused on the Adventures of Prince Ahmed and the Original Live Score created and performed by Flight of Helios…