Glass tank

Our community exhibition space

Open to all, our unique exhibition space encourages visitors to engage with art and research. The Glass Tank is a University wide exhibition space that provides a vibrant exhibition programme for students, staff, alumni, visitors and the local and wider community.

The Glass Tank's varied exhibition programme showcases the talent of Oxford Brookes’ students, shares research of staff, promotes the successes of Alumni and contributes to the raising of the University’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally.

Please note from September 2021, The Glass Tank will be used for teaching during semester time


 News The Glass Tank is located in the Abercrombie building on our Headington Campus. During exhibitions, the gallery is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with no need to book.

Helena: Every Day Is A Morning After

16th October – 16th November 2020


We are proud to present Helena: Every Day Is A Morning After created by documentarian Jim Mortram as an exhibition film of his body of work Every Day Is A Morning After. The film is part of Photo Oxford 2020 and supported by Oxford Brookes University. Mortram has been working on the long form documentation for the past ten years and posting images of Helena and her testimony on his website .

The World of Mind

28 August to 28 October 2020

The Glass Tank presents The World of Mind, an online exhibition of artwork by young Chinese artists aged between 6 and 28. Led by YAAE (Young Artist Art Exhibition) 2020.


Alice Anderson: Time Capsules

The Glass Tank presents a series of new sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Anderson. These geometric forms made from rusted recycled steel are shown for the first time alongside Elevator Data, a large copper coloured object that was created last year. Together these works explore how the mechanisms of human memory function in the age of digital technology.

A woman staring at some paintings
A woman pointing at art
A group of people looking at a statue
A picture of the gallry in the g lass tank
Four pictures in the glass tank
Close up of picture frame