Woodstock has long been a magnet for art lovers, but with several new galleries opening in the historic town during lockdown, to add to the already ample offering, its reputation is spreading far and wide.
To capitalise on that, art galleries in Woodstock have united to create Art Late | Woodstock on Wednesday 14 July, to celebrate the rich, artistic offering the town now boasts while attracting and welcoming visitors, and Oxfordshire residents, to the town for an evening of exceptional art.
Galleries joining Art Late | Woodstock include Dantzig, Darl-e and the Bear, Iona House Gallery and Zuleika, as well as antiques ceramics shop John Howard, the Sarah Colgrave gallery pop-up at At 14, and artisan jeweller Libby Rak.
With Blenheim Palace on the doorstep and the Blenheim Art Foundation presenting contemporary artists including the recently installed Gilded Cage, 2017 by Ai WeiWei alongside the palace’s many exhibitions, visitors can visit Blenheim Palace in the day, and then head to Art Late | Woodstock from 5-8pm that evening
The event will see galleries open their doors for a sociable evening of art exhibitions, curator talks and drinks.
Exhibitions and art highlights include Dantzig Gallery‘s 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Art, in particular Nottingham based signwriter and graphic designer Adrian Pearsons whose work is selling like hotcakes.
Darl-e and the Bear celebrates contemporary and emerging art and you can enjoy its current exhibition Landscapes: Unstilled Life (READ ABOUT IT HERE: https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/pushing-the-boundaries-top-artists-curate-their-own-exhibition-landscapes-unstilled-life-at-darl-e-and-the-bear-in-woodstock/).
Iona House Gallery boasts quality and affordable art including paintings, prints, glass, and sculpture, and Zuleika Gallery‘s focus is on international emerging contemporary art and Modern British art. Check out their current exhibition: Nigel Hall RA & Manijeh Yadegar Hall.
The Expressions of Nature exhibition is on at Blenheim Palace until 12 September running alongside Cecil Beaton and the Theatre until 1 August, both curated with Zuleika gallery.
John Howard is a ceramic specialist in antique English, Scottish and Welsh pottery.
Established in 1976 it still offers the best and rarest examples of British pottery from the 17th to the 19th century.
Sarah Colgrave – At 14 Pop-Up is presenting A Sense of Theatre an exhibition of work by Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) and other 20th Century stage designers.
Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery has a jewellery gallery in the front and a workshop in the back.
Art Late | Woodstock plans to take place annually twice a year, in July and in December.