Glass Tank

  • The Glass Tank is a unique exhibition space located on the ground floor of the new Abercrombie extension on the Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus.

    A ‘Space to Think’, it showcases the research activity and creative work of our students, staff and alumni. It also offers a flexible exhibition and entertainment space to the wider community. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions will appeal to the interests of all faculties, promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and enhancing student and staff experience.

    The Glass Tank has a prominent position overlooking a new garden courtyard. Admission to exhibitions is free of charge and visitors from outside the University are welcome to visit the space.

    Exhibition programme

    Order - An exhibition by Ruth Simons

    Thursday 24 July 2014 - Friday 29th August 2014.

    Ruth Simons - 'Order'

    Curator's Choice

    An exhibition of recent contemporary art practice selected by the Glass Tank's curator, Dr Joanna Walker.

    Ideas of growth, complexity, abundance and man’s perception of nature are explored in this exhibition of drawing, print, sculpture and installation. Forms generated from accumulations of small, manmade objects investigate the underlying patterns and common mathematics uniting the natural and the manufactured.

    Opening hours and opportunities to hire this venue

    The Glass Tank is open from 9am to 5pm and is situated next to the Abercrombie Café serving speciality teas, coffee and lunch, as well as an expansive full height atrium which is available to hire. Please contact Conference Services on or  visit their website for details.

    Find out more

    A full website for the Glass Tank is currently under construction and will be available shortly.

    For further information please contact Dr Joanna S Walker, Gallery Manager and Exhibitions Curator - email: or phone +44 (0)7717 806328.