There is an art exhibition from 20th to 26th July (10 – 4 pm) in the River Room at the bottom of the garden at St Ethelwolds House. There were prints and cards outside and some hand sanitiser.
Inside were paintings and prints by Dougie Simpson, Caroline Ritson and Marion Owen. There was much to admire in the exhibition, and much to admire round the garden should the need to wait arise. People could go inside the exhibition on their own or with their own group.
We are during the time when we would normally be able to go visiting studios for Oxfordshire Artweeks.
People are painting and creating more art than usual and showing it from windows.
Oxfordshire Artweeks has gone virtual this year, and there are a series of virtual tours showing workshops or themed pictures with background music.
Galleries are closed during coronavirus (COVID-19) but there are pictures that might have appeared at galleries online. In Abingdon the members of the Abbey Group, including Dougie Simpson, have pictures online.
The Oxford Mail has a feature on artists who have been inspired by Coronavirus, isolation and NHS heroes.
On Channel 4 “Grayson’s Art Club”, showcases art made by the British public trapped at home. Some of the 10,000+ pieces submitted were from Abingdon. Last week the theme was ‘View from My Window‘.
This is a photo of the view from our window this evening.