Glass Tank exhibits 150 Revolutions

Friday, 21 November 2014

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Oxford Brookes’s Glass Tank is to exhibit a revolutionary exhibition from Monday (24 November).

Titled ‘150 Revolutions’, the exhibition will examine the past 150 years of innovation and change through mixed media objects. 

The exhibition forms part of Oxford Brookes’ 150th Anniversary celebrations as the University traces its roots back to 1865 when it first opened as The Oxford School of Art in one room of the Taylorian Institution.

This is an un-missable opportunity to gain exposure for our work and to network with other artists and the public.

Katie Francis, Reading College student



The exhibition of objects will feature drawings, paintings, sculpture, prints, animation and installations created by second year Foundation Degree in Creative Arts and Design Practice students.

The exhibited work is the outcome of collaborations between two of the University’s Associate College Partnerships (ACPs) – Reading College, part of Activate Learning and Swindon College.  

Students and lecturers were inspired by innovations impacting on people and places over the past 150 years such as digital technology, scientific research and global consumerism.

Katie Francis, a student from Reading College, said: “We are delighted to take part in an exhibition in such a beautiful gallery and as emerging artists this is an un-missable opportunity to gain exposure for our work and to network with other artists and the public.”
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The students involved will also help to run art workshops based on the 150th anniversary theme for local sixth-form school and college students in December. The workshops will take place in the Glass Tank on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 11th of December.  
Shelley Montague, Course Leader at Reading College, commented: “The students have enthusiastically embraced ‘150 Revolutions’ and have developed a body of varied and unique art.  

“This opportunity offers them important professional practice experience which supports the strong vocational element of the Foundation Degree.  The course is designed to provide students with training in their chosen art and design field and to equip them to develop work related skills and networks, so that they are able to work as artists and designers during the course and on graduation.”

The exhibition will open to members of the public on Monday 24 November and will run until Friday 19 December. The exhibition is free to attend and is based in the Glass Tank in the Abercrombie Atrium on the Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington.  

More information about the 150th anniversary celebrations can be found on the Oxford Brookes website.