The Jam Factory serves a dual purpose - both as a bar/restaurant and as a creative hub - playing host to various artistic groups, with regularly changing exhibitions throughout the year and an exciting program of events and classes.

We’re delighted to display original art from talented artists, emerging and established. Over the years we have exhibited a diverse range of work including ceramics, paintings, drawings, print work, jewellery and digital media.


The space we have here is bright, colourful and welcoming; to be enjoyed by all whether you are an art enthusiast or a casual browser. The Boiler Room Gallery - which was once used by Frank Cooper to boil his Famous marmalade - now makes the perfect gallery space with vaulted ceilings and bags of natural light. We also exhibit works in our Large Gallery and Restaurant so you can enjoy your meal, glass of wine or tea & a slice of homemade cake in artistic surroundings. We also have a large display of art books for customer to enjoy whilst in the venue.


The Jam Factory is known as one of the city’s most intriguing contemporary art spaces, and we are very proud to be part of Oxford’s local art scene. Open calls for group exhibitions are a common and popular occurrence so keep up to date...

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** Please do call ahead if travelling to see a specific exhibition on 01865 244613 as on occasion the venue/ areas of the venue may be hired for private events** 


Mon 20th Jan

Restaurant Gallery open 

 Large & Small Gallery open 
Boiler Room Gallery open 

Fri 24th Jan

Restaurant Gallery open 
Large & Small open 8am - 5pm
Boiler Room Gallery open 12pm - 12am

Tues 21st Jan

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small Gallery open
Boiler Room Gallery open 2pm - 5pm, Life Drawing 6pm - 9pm 

Sat 25th Jan

Restaurant Gallery open Large & Small Gallery open 
 Boiler Room Gallery open 

Wed 22nd Jan

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small open
Boiler Room Gallery open 

Sun 26th Jan

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small Gallery open
Boiler Room Gallery open 8am - 6pm,  Comedy night  7pm - 10pm 

 Thurs 23rd Jan

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small open
 Boiler Room Gallery open 8am - 5pm 

One Fine Summer in the Cotswolds - Rosie Phipps

January 15, 2020


The Jam Factory presents 'One Fine Summer in the Cotswolds', the first solo show of Oxford painter Rosie Phipps.

Artist Evening:
Sunday 19th January, 6-8pm
Welcome to all.

Exhibition Dates:
15th January - 24th February 2020

Local artist Rosie Phipps has been painting for decades in privacy, creating dream like studies of flowers, landscapes and figures that paste imagination on to paper. After a hugely successful public debut exhibiting with the LiterArties collective and Oxfordshire Artweeks last year, Phipps’ long overdue solo show ‘One Fine Summer in the Cotswolds’ comes to The Jam Factory this January.

Made up of a large collection of charmingly small watercolour landscapes, the exhibition forms a gallery of windows gazing onto joyful, sunshine yellow fields beneath moody British skies. We’re invited to lose ourselves in a land of contrast: bright but clouded, loose but smooth. Reflecting on these works, Phipps describes them as “the pleasure of sitting in a field all day staring at the way the fields are shaped by the contours of the earth. And shaped again by the shadows of the clouds that tumble across the sky. Always changing. And always there giving one a sense of familiarity and stability. The Cotswold’s. So different from where I was brought up. The wild and endless landscape of the Transvaal in South Africa. No neat fields.”

Phipps’ process begins in disorder that develops into deep patterns. “Light creates the brushstrokes and the forms, I follow those”, she explains. “The landscape creates a small focus frame by frame of the land and helps one to temporarily ignore the world that exists beyond.” The Jam Factory reveals the rolling, contemplative landscapes of Rosie’s world from 15th January 2020.

Curated by Eleanor Monk

UNSEEN - a unique collaborative exhibition by the Arts Team.

January 14, 2020


The Jam Factory presents 'UNSEEN', a unique collaborative exhibition by the Arts Team.

Sebastian Volak | Oliver Shrieve | Hannah Ross | Lea Bozic | Andres Nava | Siân Klein | Rebekah Whittingham | Zoe Harding

Exhibition Dates:
14th January - 1st March 2020
The Boiler Room Gallery

Opening Night:
Monday 13th January, 7-9pm
Free and welcome to all!

In this first of its kind event, the interns come together to showcase their mixed palette of skills, driven by a single shared passion. 'UNSEEN' brings to light the seldom-seen work of those who spend their time behind the scenes of the popular exhibitions at the Jam Factory.

Displaying a diverse array of disciplines ranging from photography to mixed media to 19th-century drawing, 'UNSEEN' is as much a collage of talents and interests as it is a representation of the vibrancy of modern art. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best of the best of The Jam Factory’s Arts Team.

Curated by the artists, supported by Eleanor Monk.

Carving Light - David Parrott

January 08, 2020


The Jam Factory presents 'Carving Light' by David Parrott, an Oxford based artist skilfully exploring how light interacts with our surroundings through a range of media.

Exhibition Dates:
8th January – 19th February
Small & Large Galleries

With his solo exhibition ‘Carving Light’, David Parrott captures scenes of ephemeral light found in our City and surrounding countryside, using traditional tools coupled with contemporary techniques. In this body of work Parrott carves a blanket of light onto canvas and paper, with a depth and glow that can only be achieved by those deeply familiar with how it moves, wrapping around a surface as it pours towards us. The exhibition invites you to explore the flow of light through realism to abstraction, skilfully using shadow and contrast to play with perspective.

Parrott uses graphite, charcoal and ink for preliminary studies, attempting to capture the most salient lines and shades, before developing these sketches into monoprints or monotypes. This process enables him to return to the scene to paint the more fleeting aspects of nature. The works exhibited explore Oxford’s ancient trade routes, canals, rivers, paths, bridges and local woods in search of new and often undiscovered motifs, all with an emphasis on the natural environment. The artist’s recent focus on landscapes is influenced by the growing threat to natural spaces, particularly in an increasingly urbanised England, with a rapidly growing population and building projects shooting up on protected green-field sites. Admire the beauty of these threatened environments in ‘Carving Light’, at The Jam Factory until the 19th of February.

Curated by Eleanor Monk

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