Category Archives: art

House and Home – A celebration of community


At St Ethelwold’s House over the last week there has been an exhibition called ‘House and Home – A celebration of community’.
From what I can gather, talking to somebody there, the houses have been made by students and staff from seven different local schools. 
Radley College is behind the project and will be showing the houses in their state of the art gallery.

Thankyou to Anne and Peter for letting me know and for some of the pictures.

Abingdon Artists Autumn Art Exhibition


The Abingdon Artists autumn Art Exhibition can be visited from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th October at the barn at Christchurch on Northcourt Road, Abingdon.

The Abingdon Artists meet on a Tuesday afternoon, for anyone who wants to paint,  at the nearby hall at Christchurch. The group usually has between 16 and 20 regular painters. There is also have a quick draw group who rendezvous at an out of doors location.

The exhibition includes a fine cornucopia of paintings and cards for sale.

A red dot means somebody has beaten you to buy the piece you wanted. You will need to get there earlier next time!

Abingdon Scout hut bird murals


In the 2nd Abingdon Scout Group hut, there are bird murals painted on the walls by Jim Humphreys, a scout leader for many years. I saw Jim in town today and he mentioned the murals being shown on the internet by the Sunningwell School of Art, where he also paints. He gave me permission to borrow them for the Abingdon Blog.

Jim is a keen ornithologist and has done several birds including a Kingfisher

and an Osprey.

Jim is also one the Abingdon Guild of Town Criers, and part of the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers (normally as a fool) and a performer in the mummers’ plays.

David Melling Exhibition

David Melling Exhibition
The work of artist and children’s story maker, David Melling, are currently showing at Abingdon Museum as part of the exhibition Drawing Stories; Fairy Tales & Wildlife.
David Melling Exhibition
The exhibition includes a display case loaded with David’s books.
David Melling Exhibition
There are also some drawing called Lockdown Wood. They are intricate bulbous and spiny tree-like structures with bird houses. David created them during the empty days of lockdown.
David Melling Exhibition
The largest part of the exhibition shows small coloured pencil bird drawings and larger charcoal and pencil bird and animal drawings. David Mellings lives in Abingdon and is often to be seen drawing and signing books in Abingdon’s book shops.

The exhibition can be seen at Abingdon Museum: Tuesday – Sunday , 10 am – 4 pm , until 26th September 2021.