Previous exhibitions at the Glass Tank

    • Woodsmithing with Charlie Whinney

      Woodsmithing with Charlie Whinney

      A talk and demonstration of steambending by Charlie Whinney

    • 80 Years of Furniture Education in Oxfordshire: What makes Rycotewood unique?

      80 Years of Furniture Education in Oxfordshire: What makes Rycotewood unique?

      In this walking tour Joseph Bray will give an introduction to the history of furniture design and craft at Rycotewood spanning the last 80 years.

    • Thinking through Making: Celebrating 80 years of Furniture Design and Craft at Rycotewood

      Thinking through Making: Celebrating 80 years of Furniture Design and Craft at Rycotewood

      An exhibition celebrating 80 years of furniture design and making at Rycotewood Furniture Oxford, an internationally renowned centre of excellence that has an established reputation in the furniture industry.

    • AN ARTIST TALKS: Big Bertha, Bo Diddley and the Ton Up Boys

      AN ARTIST TALKS: Big Bertha, Bo Diddley and the Ton Up Boys

      As a continuation of his exhibition PROGRESS, Andrew Holmes will be talking about the influences to his work over the past 66 years.

    • PROGRESS

      PROGRESS

      An exhibition by Andrew Holmes (Professor, School of Architecture). PROGRESS is a set of 20 hand drawn black and white realist images and texts that update John Bunyan’s allegory: The Pilgrims Progress, to the 21st century. Pilgrim’s wife is re-imagined as a female private detective driving through the sub-prime landscape of California, observing the locations of the original trials. The drawings are seen in the context of markedly sombre and austere black and white photographic prints that depict the surrounding landscape. Nature is seen as dark, intimidating, and threatening rather than benign.

    • The Language of Line

      The Language of Line

      The Language of Line brings together the work of three artists who stretch the boundaries of drawing and sculpture. Harriet Boardman, Ruth Broadbent and Jane Wafer share the use of line, materials, processes and a focus on the natural world. Their individual concerns and starting points have produced diverse works that generate new dialogues in this exhibition.

    • Beyond Surface

      Beyond Surface

      Celebrating ten years of the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education at Oxford Brookes University, this exhibition showcases individual visual enquiries from artist teachers. The Artist Teacher Scheme is a national programme of continuing professional development for art educators and provides a unique opportunity for artist teachers to be immersed in their own art, craft and design practice. Beyond Surface provides a platform for past and present artist teacher researchers to showcase a diverse range of making practices that communicate these shifting professional identities.

    • School of Architecture End of Year Show 2017

      School of Architecture End of Year Show 2017

      A showcase of undergraduate and postgraduate architecture students' work from the year.

    • Carbon: The Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree Show 2017

      Carbon: The Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree Show 2017

      A selection of work from the year's final degree show by Brookes' Fine Art degree students.

    • Celebrating Recent Art at Oxford Brookes

      Celebrating Recent Art at Oxford Brookes

      A showcase of designs for recent public art at Oxford Brookes, including Annie Cattrell's Resounding and a brand new commission by our alum, international artist Saad Qureshi. This exhibition will form part of an official launch of our public art, including the new Oxford Brookes Student Art Collection.

    • Audiograft 2017

      Audiograft 2017

      Audiograft is Oxford's annual festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art. This year Audiograft features laptop artists from Montreal, improvisors from Berlin and sound artists from Brussels alongside work by researchers from the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU).

    • Home

      Home

      What does 'home' mean to you? Love? Security? Family? Belonging? Identity? or Loss? Fear? This exhibition is the centrepiece of the 15th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival, and features artwork that explores themes of home in the UK and abroad, including work made in response to the 'refugee crisis' in Europe. Presented by students on the Development and Emergency Practice Masters programme within the School of Architecture as part of the Festival.

    • Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask

      Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask

      A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, of French photographer Claude Cahun’s elusive self-portraits. Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original and enigmatic photographic self-portraits. Decades ahead of its time, her work played with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still as current and pertinent in today’s world as ever. Beneath This Mask is drawn from the Claude Cahun Archive at Jersey Heritage and contains photographic works that have rarely been seen in the UK.

    • Beyond the Western Front: Exploring Hidden Histories of the First World War

      Beyond the Western Front: Exploring Hidden Histories of the First World War

      A collaborative exhibition presented to the Glass Tank by the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Centre for Hidden Histories at the University of Nottingham.

    • Architecture Design by Pan Gongkai

      Architecture Design by Pan Gongkai

      Architecture Design by Pan Gongkai

    • Images of Violence from Mexico: A Performance Art Based Enquiry

      Images of Violence from Mexico: A Performance Art Based Enquiry

      An exhibition by Veronica Cordova de la Rosa, PhD candidate in the School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University.

    • Sketches from the Poem Road (after Matsuo Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North)

      Sketches from the Poem Road (after Matsuo Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North)

      A collaboration between Japanese artist Isao Miura and poet Chris Beckett, presented to the Glass Tank by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.

    • School of Architecture End of Year Show

      School of Architecture End of Year Show

      An exhibition of undergraduate and postgraduate architecture students showcasing their work from the year.

    • OFF THE WALL: Fine Art (BA Hons) Degree Show

      OFF THE WALL: Fine Art (BA Hons) Degree Show

      A selection of work from this year’s final degree show by Oxford Brookes University’s Fine Art degree students.

    • Joshua Kane

      Joshua Kane

      An exhibition by Oxford Brookes Alum Joshua Kane, in collaboration with Foundation Art and Design students from the School of Arts.