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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

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.
Hugo Powell

Shapes and Meanings: A Retrospective - Hugo Powell

  • 27 April — 21 May 2016 *on now

Wednesday 27th April to Saturday 21st May 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Powell’s sculpture explores themes of spirituality, symbolism, nature and form, working in stone, clay, wood, bronze, and using found objects. This retrospective brings together work from his whole career for the first time, from early abstractions in wood, through to the magnificent bronze "Dancing Phoenix" completed two weeks before his death in 2014, aged 94.

Exhibited alongside the sculpture are sketches from his time as a field nurse and conscientious objector in the Second World War, maquettes and papers demonstrating his rigorous working practices, and documentary footage of his studio.

Powell’s work has been selected for the Henry Moore Institute's archive and is represented in several respected private collections, including an early self-portrait in the Ruth Borchard Collection. This exhibition showcases the career of a dedicated and passionate sculptor.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=hugo-powell

Shapes and Meanings: A Retrospective - Hugo Powell

  • 27 April — 21 May 2016 *on now

Powell’s sculpture explores themes of spirituality, symbolism, nature and form, working in stone, clay, wood, bronze, and using found objects. This retrospective brings together work from his whole career for the first time, from early abstractions in wood, through to the magnificent bronze "Dancing Phoenix" completed two weeks before his death in 2014, aged 94.

Exhibited alongside the sculpture are sketches from his time as a field nurse and conscientious objector in the Second World War, maquettes and papers demonstrating his rigorous working practices, and documentary footage of his studio.

Powell’s work has been selected for the Henry Moore Institute's archive and is represented in several respected private collections, including an early self-portrait in the Ruth Borchard Collection. This exhibition showcases the career of a dedicated and passionate sculptor.

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=hugo-powell

Clive Wright

A Sideways Look - Clive Wright

  • 25 May — 11 June 2016

Wednesday 25th May to Saturday 11th June 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

This is Clive Wright’s fifteenth solo exhibition. Over time the look of his pictures has inevitably changed, although his core interests remain unaltered. He admires many European works of art, especially those that are imbued with layers of meaning. Coupled with this is his long standing enthusiasm for the art of distant lands, especially the Asian countries.

The bold paintings in this exhibition give an immediate impression of exuberance; closer examination of the large canvases often reveals a more complex and unsettling picture.

Clive regularly depicts the somewhat quirky events and people that he sees in the town where he lives. He regards these as little celebrations of local character. Other works reflect his interest in national and international events. Occasionally the two themes fuse but, whatever the subject, the viewer is always aware of his love of seductive colour and lively composition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=clive-wright

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.
Am I Dead Yet?

Am I Dead Yet?

  • 6 May 2016 8-10pm

Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.

Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, and most importantly, how some of us might be brought back.

Performed by Unlimited founding members Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, Am I Dead Yet? is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough.

Am I Dead Yet? is inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care professionals.

“Vibrantly theatrical and typically absorbing” ★★★★ Independent

“Chris Thorpe and Jon Spooner’s electric view on the dying process will rewrite your expectations for your final end… an hour of heart-restarting performance." ★★★★ The Stage

Age Suitability: 14+

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=am-i-dead-yet

Fake it 'til you Make it

Fake it 'til you Make it

  • 12 — 13 May 2016 8-10pm

Award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings' heart-breaking and life-affirming new show about clinical depression and men.

Bryony is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless performance artist from London.

Tim is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless account manager from a top advertising agency.

Bryony and Tim are a couple. Bryony spends most of her life on tour, trying her best to change the world. Tim spends most of his life at a desk trying his best to sell the world. Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffers from severe clinical depression. He had kept it a secret for a very long time. Fake it ‘til you Make it is Bryony Kimmings’ new work about clinical depression and men made in collaboration with Tim.

A wickedly warming, brutally honest and heart-breaking show about the wonders and pitfalls of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a ‘real man’.

“Deeply affecting” ★★★★★ Evening Standard

“Warm and illuminating… it could even save lives” ★★★★ Telegraph

“This is a life-and-death love story, done with a lot of imagination and self-deprecating charm” ★★★★ The Times

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£16 (£13 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=bryony-kimmings

CALM: Save the Male!

CALM: Save the Male!

  • 14 May 2016 8-10pm

“Being silent isn’t being strong.”

An evening of live music in aid of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - an organisation dedicated to preventing male suicide through challenging masculine stereotypes and encouraging men to talk.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 40 in the UK, and 78% of all suicides in the UK are male. The Thames Valley has recently become a CALMzone to tackle this urgent issue.

We are delighted to welcome North Wall regular Duotone back to headline this gig. Further acts and full line-up to follow – watch this space!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£10 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=calm-gig

Meadow

Meadow

  • 15 May 2016 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Created by Little Angel Associate Artist Greta Clough

The grass remembers. It remembers you. It remembers me. And it remembers the animals that called the meadow home.

Time changes everything. In a post human world, only the grass remembers the way things used to be. Meet the animals and insects that lived in the meadow, and see their stories come to life.

Told with handcrafted puppets and a stunning original score by Paul Mosely.

Recommended for ages 3+

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£8 (£6 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=meadow-old-saw

Blind Man's Song

Blind Man's Song

  • 19 May 2016 8-10pm

While a blind man walks around his room with unsteady steps, a story of love, hope, courage and unquenchable vision unfolds.

Ahead of an international tour and following sell-out runs at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, critically-acclaimed Theatre Re presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination blending physical theatre, mime, illusions and a live musical score.

"Superb… like a Beckett play designed by Magritte." ★★★★The Stage

“A superbly smooth, nuanced production…beautifully evocative choreography.” ★★★★The List

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=blind-mans-song

The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 7NN
England

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Website

www.thenorthwall.com

E-mail

Gallery/Box Office

waltersa@thenorthwall.com

Telephone

Box office/Gallery

01865 319 450

Administration

01865 319 452

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