Oxford Brookes University and Modern Art Oxford Launch FLOW

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

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We are delighted to announce an extension of our ongoing partnership with Modern Art Oxford.

This is an exciting development in our relationship with Modern Art Oxford and will expand opportunities for collaboration for our students, faculty staff and our wider community.

As part of this extended partnership, we will be collaborating on Flow - a group exhibition to be held at The Glass Tank, the University’s gallery, this autumn. The exhibition will be led by Modern Art Oxford Creative Associate, Laura Purseglove, and will comprise works selected from an open call.

Paul Whitty, Head of the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes said: “We are delighted to further extend our partnership with Modern Art Oxford. This project continues to put our shared principles of inclusivity, diversity and creativity at its core and extends these opportunities to our wider communities. We look forward to sharing the results, which we believe will show how creativity in its many forms can support us during challenging times.”

This project continues to put our shared principles of inclusivity, diversity and creativity at its core and extends these opportunities to our wider communities.

Paul Whitty, Head of the School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University

Designed to initiate interdisciplinary exchange, the open call encourages local practitioners, artists or those from non-traditionally creative backgrounds to respond to the exhibition’s theme of ideas generation, the role of environment in fostering creativity and the notion of ‘Flow’ state.

The call for submissions is open until Friday 26 June. Selected submissions will feature as part of the exhibition which will be co-curated by members of the volunteer team at Modern Art Oxford, demonstrating the creative collaboration underpinning the project.

Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford said: “This partnership strengthens Modern Art Oxford’s relationship with Oxford Brookes University and is founded on our shared goal to foster greater diversity and access to participation and employment in the sector through a range of developmental initiatives for the next generation of artists and creative professionals studying in the city.”

This partnership builds on an existing internship scheme which places an emphasis on BAME students and those from low-income backgrounds as a way to support equality of opportunity in workforce recruitment into the sector.

Find out more about our work with Modern Art Oxford and learn more about Flow by visiting Modern Art Oxford’s blog