Local Area Network Exhibition


9:00, Friday, 15 November 2019 to 17:00, Wednesday, 04 December 2019

The Glass Tank presents Local Area Network, a new exhibition by artist Tom Milnes. Local Area Network is an investigation into the internet infrastructure using cloud-based photogrammetry.

Visiting sites at Oxford Brookes University and the surrounding area, Milnes has captured data centres, mobile cell masts, comms rooms in a technological vision of network media. Presented are a series of sculptural responses, video installations and Augmented Reality experiences which map the local network materiality.

Flowers and Volcanoes - An Artistic Tale of Two Post-80s Chinese Artists

9:00, Wednesday, 02 October 2019 to 17:00, Friday, 11 October 2019

This exhibition at Oxford Brookes University will be the 18th 'Joint Art Event' of HeiLichee and 19Van, aiming to highlight the creativity of the post-80s Chinese artists and to celebrate the Confucius Institute Day.

Drawn with a pen, Hei Lichee’s flower is like the cell that forms the entire creature. From void to being, from small to large, from few to many, he has created a series of CG illustrations of animals, insects, dinosaurs and planets. In Hei Lichee’s world made of flowers, there is a girl named Dorothy. Dorothy is the embodiment of all Chinese aesthetic feminine beauty and meanwhile conveys the human spirit that ‘everyone can be both an angel and a warrior’. Hei Lichee has created Dorothy in a variety of sculptures and bestowed life upon her.


Line Makers


9:00, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 to 17:00, Friday, 30 August 2019

This summer, a group three artists who met while studying fine art at Oxford Brookes University in 2013 present their work in The Glass tank. Their different Indian, British and Cambodian cultural backgrounds inform how they make work and wish to present it together as artists 

Claire Ringrose, Mita Vaghela and Dayanny So explore their ancestries and heritages, both shared and different, and see how this relates to contemporary society. With a strong emphasis on social and ethical consciousness they aim to make connections to their different cultural upbringings and explore from this themes including those of identity, ritual and magic.

In-Tuition: Arts PhD Showcase

9:00, Friday, 14 June 2019 to 17:00, Friday, 19 July 2019

InTuition showcases works by the Oxford Brookes practice-based arts researchers. The exhibition presents the wide range of methods arts PhD students employ to investigate their research topic, ranging from live art, sculpture, printmaking, sound art to social sculpture. The show will act as a form of research dissemination to allow PhD students from the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes to share with the public their work and to answer the question arts PhDs are frequently asked:  ‘what does it actually mean when artists practice as academic research?’


School of Architecture End of Year Show 2019


9:00, Saturday, 25 May 2019 to 17:00, Tuesday, 04 June 2019

A showcase of undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture student's work from the year. 

PEEL: Fine Art Degree Show 2019

9:00, Saturday, 11 May 2019 to 17:00, Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Oxford Brookes 2019 degree show PEEL is an exciting and stimulating collection of work from a diverse group of artists. The work spans from political to personal and covers a wide range of disciplines. 


PEEL: Fine Art Degree Show 2019


1st April 2019 at 6 - 8pm

This exhibition will bring together individual practices of three mid-career artists providing opportunities for audiences to consider not only the social positioning of ‘women of a certain age’but also the inner worlds of those whose lives pivot on the cusp of change, often measured through life altering events. Having already experienced the physical transformations of motherhood (with consequent scars and debilitations), women’s lives move into further periods of transition. Through such changes, a sense of selfhood is often sacrificed to the more urgent need to nurture the next generation whilst witnessing the deterioration and demise of the previous one. 

Oxford Human Rights Festival 2019: Activism

9:00, Monday, 04 March 2019 to 17:00, Friday, 22 March 2019

As part of Oxford Human Rights Festival, The Glass Tank will host an exhibition around the theme of Activism. This deliberately broad topic allows us to explore issues of history, politics, identity, persecution, and free speech. The content of the exhibition will programmed by the Oxford Human Rights Festival committee, which involves students from across the University. This year they will work in collaboration with the LGBT+ Forum to develop an exciting exhibition around the theme of Art, Activism and Human Rights.


Blue Screen Panel Discussion


Thursday, 31 January 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

Blue Screen is an exhibition of contemporary painting to be held in The Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University between 22 January - 22 February 2019.

To accompany the exhibition Blue Screen, the exhibiting artists Luke Skiffington and Jan Crombie will lead an informal walk-through of the exhibition offering insights into their work, its processes and the context of the show. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Paul Hobson (Director of Modern Art Oxford), Juan Bolivar (Artist and curator) and Alison Harper (Artist and Founder of The Essential School of Painting, London).

Blue Screen

9:00, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 to 17:00, Friday, 22 February 2019

Presenting a conversation on painting, Blue Screen brings together the work of Jan Crombie and Luke Skiffington. Establishing associations between the figure and abstraction, their work focuses on paintings’ relationship to the screen as an abstract field or window on to the world. As a term used in the film industry, Blue Screen refers to a technique of using a blue background against which subjects are filmed. Allowing for a separately filmed background to be added to the final image at a later date, this process offers an adaptable space for numerous technical outcomes. Analogous to painting, both artists’ highlight the precarious relationship between the human and tradition of painting alongside the impact of technology and environments in transition.


DreaMFActory 18


9:00, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 to 17:00, Friday, 11 January 2019

The Glass Tank will host an interim exhibition of work from students undertaking the Master of Fine Art programme in the School of Arts. The group show will demonstrate the work of thirteen students working in a range of different media.