Primitive Print
We’ve devised a series of workshops with The Incredible Mr Stephen Fowler using a variety of printmaking techniques.  Favourite at the moment is Primitive Print and Rubber Stamp.  Read more

The Incredible Mr Stephen Fowler primitive printmaking

 

Lost & Found
The 2nd Lost & Found multi-media installation opened in Brighton on August 10th 2015 at ONCA Centre for Art & Ecology.  Partners included Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and PAN UK.

Lost & Found is an interdisciplinary project created in collaboration with scientists from Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Professor Dave Goulson at the University of Sussex.  Lost & Found explores links between our consumer driven society and the unprecedented number of British plant and animal species that have declined and become threatened with extinction over the past half century.  Read more …

Lost and Found

 

We’re Here Now! 2015
We’re Here Now! is BACK.  Around 300 people came to the opening event during Saturday May 16th at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury. For a second year Martin Koralczyk and Neil Mabbs have taken over empty units and are working with Louise Williams and her students at Banbury & Bicester College to create this year’s vibrant and inspiring festival of visual arts. Read more

 

Bees & Weeds
Our 6 month Bees & Weeds research project has finally delivered results.  We adopted guerrilla marketing tactics to promote the project, carrying out interventions in the streets of Oxford, installing and photographing our cycle seat covers on scores of bikes around the city and leaving them as gifts to Oxford cyclists. We performed an intervention at Broken Spoke Bike Co-op in Pembroke street and finally installed an exhibition of seat covers, with related work by students, at the Old Fire Station in Gloucester Green. Read more

Old Fire Station Window Installation
Old Fire Station Window Installation

 

Blackwells Pop-up Show & Talk
A selection of artwork from students working on the Bees & Weeds cycle seat intervention project installed in a pop up exhibition at Blackwells Bookshop in Oxford. The exhibition continues until the end of March and coincides with Oxford Literary festival 2015 taking place 21st – 29th March. Read more

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Landscape Calendar
During Summer 2014 Neil Mabbs and Jane King ran a data-visualisation project with students from Banbury & Bicester college in collaboration with the RSPB. Students were asked to produce a range of thought-provoking solutions adopting the ‘system’ of a calendar to visualise the data provided Read
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September

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We’re here now!
A month long festival of exhibitions and workshops created by Neil Mabbs and Martin Koralczyk, showcasing the work of art & design students from Banbury & Bicester College and Oxford Brookes. Students were presented with tough challenges that stretched them creatively and personally as they took on the responsibilities of project managing this multi-venue event.  Read more …..

 

Lost & Found Garden Meadow
Summer 2014 was the second year of flowering in the Lost & Found Garden Meadow and what a spectacular flowering it was.  This project is an experiment  to determine how effective the introduction of small plots of wildflowers are at increasing numbers of pollinators – particularly bumblebees – in a domestic garden. Dried specimens from the meadow where used to create art work for our Bees & Weeds Project above. Read more

Meadow Greater Knapweed web

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Workshops
We have devised workshops for all ages to enable people to engage directly with environmental sciences through visual arts.  Read more

Drawing workshop

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The OneOak Project
A three year collaboration with the Sylva Foundation to promote the benefits of trees and sustainable woodland management for humans and ecosystems.  Jane King created graphic artwork, prints and photographs for the project and curated the work of hundreds of contributors in the touring exhibition  Read more …

 OneOak Image

 

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