What's on Show


Sobell House Hospice Charity Exhibition and Online Auction

My Lovely Postcards

Restaurant Gallery 

11 October - 10 November 2017

My Lovely Postcards is a project that was initiated by Veronica Brooks, a family friend of Beth Foreman who recently died in the care of Sobell House, aged 32. After her death, Beth’s family raised money which they donated to Sobell House in the form of the ‘Beth’s Bursary Fund’.

The aim of the fund is to provide professional development for some of the healthcare professionals working for Sobell House, and directly caring for people at the end of their lives.

Sobell House invited artists to be a part of My Lovely Postcards by creating and donating a 6” x 4” two-dimensional original artwork for them to auction. The aim of the exhibition is to fundraise for the hospice. And to help Sobell House to continue to offer high quality services, completely free of charge, to patients and families affected by a terminal illness across Oxfordshire.

Sobell House will mount, photograph, and exhibit all the postcards received for both an online auction and an exhibition at The Jam Factory. All the funds raised will then go directly to the ‘Beth’s Bursary Fund.’ The ‘My Lovely Postcards’ exhibition will run 11 October to 10 November and the online auction available at the same time. 

Online auction available here: fundraising.bid/mylovelypostcards


Life Enhancing 

Power of the Human Form II 

Small and Large Gallery 

17 October - 10 December 2017 

Life Enhancing is a group of artists active in life drawing. We believe the art produced in life sessions has a special power and freshness that conventional nudes lack. 

In this exhibition at the Jam Factory, ten talented artists will be showing life drawings and paintings on the theme of the 'Power of the Human Form'. Most of the work will be available to buy as originals or limited edition prints. All the artists have exhibited widely before and include professional illustrators, a film animator, tutors, committed amateurs and an art degree student. The media used range from watercolour and pastel to charcoal and collage. 

While the styles vary, all the images have the immediacy that comes from drawing from a live model and capture the moment of that human contact. 

Life Enhancing was created by a life model, Dermot, who really liked many of the drawings that were produced in life classes and thought other people might too. He collaborated with a tutor, Stewart, to launch the Life Enhancing online gallery in June 2016 which sells original life art and limited edition prints. Around ten artists are represented, many of them art tutors. The group is centred around Buckinghamshire. This is our second exhibition. 


Marcelina Amelia

Not Today Snake

Boiler Room Gallery 

19 October - 21 November 2017

Marcelina Amelia is a contemporary artist, working with mixed media approaches to print, painting and drawing. Amelia draws inspiration from her Polish heritage, looking to religious iconography and folk tales, as well as childhood memories, the power of dreams, sexuality, and the human condition. Her work plays at the tense borders between lust and innocence, creating an uneasy aesthetic that is delightfully difficult to pin down. Looking to the triangular relationship between cities, the natural world, and human involvement, Amelia’s work is saturated with contemplation and profundity, which is expressed in the beauty of her aesthetic. She has been featured in publications including Booooooom, Digital Arts, Art Wednesday, Vogue and Ballad Of Magazine. She exhibited at D&AD, New Designers, London Design Festival, London Illustration Fair and took part in Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt. You can find her work in Print Club London, Art Republic, Atom Gallery in London, and in Bohema Nowa Sztuka, Pragaleria and Polish Poster Gallery in Poland.


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