School of The Arts
The University of Northampton
St. George's Avenue
Avenue Gallery offers a diverse and contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions which reflects the range of activities and academic ambitions within the School of the Arts. As well as showcasing student work and staff research, Avenue Gallery hosts regular exhibitions by established artists which demonstrate the University's engagement with the wider cultural and academic community. The University also houses the Osborne Robinson Collection of historic posters.
Closed: Weekends, Bank Holidays and University vacations.
Exhibitions at Avenue Gallery are open to the public during the specified hours, but access to the Osborne Robinson Poster Collection archive is by appointment only.
DRIP: an exhibition by Helen Oxley at Avenue Gallery
- 23 September — 17 October 2014 *on now
Helen Oxley will be showing new and recent paintings at the University of Northampton’s Avenue Gallery this autumn.
Incorporating processes such as pouring, dripping, cutting, and layering, Helen’s practice evokes a sense of the canvas as a sensual skin and is informed by an awareness of the body’s inner workings within the containing frame that makes up its form and external identity;
“The making of the paintings becomes both a physical process and a violent act. By cutting through the canvas I am exposing vulnerabilities that are hidden from the view of others and questioning the idea of self. ”