The North Wall Arts Centre

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The North Wall Arts Centre is Oxford's newest performing and visual arts venue; we specialise in theatre and performance from dynamic, contemporary theatre companies and artists - shows that challenge and entertain. Our gallery offers a modern, light filled space for artists to show their work.
The North Wall has full disabled access.

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Opening hours

Gallery hours: 11am - 4pm Monday - Saturday
Box office Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, or until curtain up on performance days

Admission charges

Gallery exhibitions: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Lorraine Turley

Lorraine Turley: Murmurings

  • 18 November — 5 December 2015 *on now

Lorraine Turley studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is concerned with the contextual response to words, memory, relationships and experience. Landscape and text based images are created in response to the written word and memories of places visited. Layered and obscured, the text becomes indiscernible and reads as marks. As a visual image, the work resonates mood, impermanence and continuum. The paintings evoke transient snapshots and memories of places visited. They allow the viewer to create a personal relationship and dialogue with the work and to be transported to a place where sound, light, emotion and image form the experience when looking at the work. The work comes from the imagination: not from photographs or from life, but from the artist’s memories of places. They are murmurings from the past - real from imagined.




Oxford Scribes

Oxford Scribes Collections: A Celebration of the Calligraphic Arts

  • 9 December 2015 — 9 January 2016

So much more than handwriting!
Oxford Scribes showcase their passion for beautiful hand lettering with a collection of work by current members. Each individual piece is an interpretation of the theme “Collections” (or lists) and celebrates the wide range of media and techniques employed by contemporary artists. Members of Oxford Scribes range from fine, internationally known, professional calligraphers, to complete beginners. They hold regular meetings with speakers and one-day workshops run by first-rate lettering artists. In addition, they undertake commissions, produce an excellent
newsletter, and aim to hold regular high prestige exhibitions in and around Oxfordshire. New members are welcome and need not to be practising calligraphers – just keen to meet others with an interest in fine writing.




Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
OCM Sarah Nicolls

OCM presents Sarah Nicolls: Moments of Weightlessness

  • 28 November 2015 7:30-10pm

Contemporary music pianist Sarah Nicolls is one of the most adventurous in the UK; she plays her unique ‘Inside-Out Piano’, enabling her to reach inside the instrument more easily to play unusual sounds. In this solo show, Sarah explores the extraordinary unexpected characteristics of the instrument, moving it around the stage to gradually reveal her parallel journey into motherhood.
See this monumental piano in surprising motion, hear the beautiful melodies and textures of Sarah’s piano-songs and contemplate the moments of life where everything seems to stand still.

“The transformation of piano from percussion to string instrument, from imposing musical apparatus to child’s plaything created something special indeed.”
The Argus 


£14, £10 concessions


The North Wall Arts Centre
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