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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*In line with government guidelines we will be cancelling Life Drawing tonight until further notice *

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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** 


Wed 18th March

Restaurant Gallery open 
Large & Small open 
Boiler Room Gallery open 

Sun 22nd March

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

 Thurs 19th March

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small open open

Boiler Room Gallery open 

Mon 23rd March

Restaurant Gallery open 

 Large & Small Gallery open 
Boiler Room Gallery open 

Fri 20th March

Restaurant Gallery open 
Large & Small open 
Boiler Room Gallery open 

Tues 24th March

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

Sat 21st March

Restaurant Gallery open

Large & Small Gallery open 
 Boiler Room Gallery open 9am - 11am

Avant-Garde Hair & Jewellery

20 Apr 2020

The Jam Factory is pleased to present 'Avant-Garde Hair & Jewellery', a collaborative exhibition between award-winning hair artist Anne Veck and designer jeweller Chloe Mellen of 'Dirty French Girl' Jewellery.

Artist Evening:
Sunday 3rd May, 6-8pm
Free and welcome to all to attend

Exhibition dates:
21st April - 31st May 2020
Boiler Room Gallery

Oxfordshire Artweeks Venue 382:

Oscar Wilde once said ‘Life imitates art far more than art imitates life’... but what about living art? What about artistic practices that allow the wearers to become art themselves? For the last 39 years Oxfordshire Artweeks has introduced the county to an impressive range of mediums each May in the UK’s largest open artist studios and pop-up exhibition festival, but this year is the first that a human material has been presented... hair!

In this exhibition of alchemy, where fashion and art merge to create something completely new, award-winning hair artist Anne Veck and her daughter Chloe Mellen of Dirty French Girl Jewellery present ‘Avant-Garde Hair & Jewellery’ in our Boiler Room Gallery. Featuring a portfolio of stunning photography in which Anne Veck transforms hair into sculptural forms, and an array of unique designer jewellery pieces that often take inspiration from human form, the two different practices marry with a fascinating collaborative project. A small collection of jewellery items that double up as hairdressing tools are a fitting conclusion to the conversation between each artist’s work. A ring that can be used to section hair and a bracelet that holds hairbands between its teeth are examples of harmonious fusion between ideas; practical and stylish, the aesthetic is undeniably Dirty French Girl and the practicality signature of Anne Veck. Experience art, design and the avant-garde at The Jam Factory until 31st May.

Colour & Line - Hanna Ross

07 Apr 2020

The Jam Factory is pleased to present 'Colour & Line', an exhibition by Hanna Ross.

Artist Evening:
Sunday 12th April, 6-8pm
Free and welcome to all to attend

Exhibition dates:
8th April - 27th May 2020

Oxfordshire Artweeks Venue 381

As Oxfordshire Artweeks draws closer each year, the city becomes awash with flags of blue and yellow, as nearly 500 artist studios and exhibitions open their doors as part of the UK’s largest arts festival in May. Watercolour painter Hanna Ross floods onto the scene early this year with her solo exhibition ‘Colour & Line’. Her vibrant yet delicate studies of wildlife and historical buildings caught the attention of Oxfordshire Artweeks Directors last year, amongst the many works featured in our annual Oxford Open, and it’s easy to see why.

Hanna lives outside of Oxford, but finds the city a constant source of novelty, dynamism and inspiration. Much of the exhibition applies Hanna’s typically vibrant colour palette to scenes and details she’s discovered during her trips to the city – be it a street scene or something glimpsed in a shop window. Step inside Hanna’s world and find yourself immersed in ‘Colour & Line’ at The Jam Factory from 8th April - 27th May.

With thanks to Oxfordshire Artweeks.


04 Mar 2020

The Jam Factory is pleased to present 'MASAYA: The Power of the Female Collective', an exhibition by Plutonyka as part of the Oxford International Women's Day Festival.

Inauguration Event, including live performance and Q&A:
Sunday 8th March, 4-6pm
The Boiler Room Gallery at The Jam Factory

Exhibition dates:
4th March - 19th April 2020

Oxford International Women’s Festival is bringing a powerful line up of events to the city this year, celebrating women’s strengths, successes and solidarity. As always, the message is best delivered through arts and culture, which brings into question the role of women in art, historically and in a contemporary context. For instance, what does a female collective look like? The festival addresses this with ‘MASAYA: The Power of the Female Collective’, a photography exhibition in The Jam Factory’s Boiler Room Gallery.


MASAYA is a community project that works to empower women survivors of sexual violence through creative workshops. The exhibition showcases the work created by women and girls in these workshops across Oxfordshire, in collaboration with organisations such as OSARCC (Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre) and YWMP (Young Women’s Music Project). Workshops themes include ‘vocal’, ‘mask’ and ‘body sculpture’, resulting in a dynamic collection of images and live performance art.

The exhibition invites the public to join the discussion with a celebratory inauguration event on International Women’s Day that gives a face, voice and movement to these survivors. Explore the power of the female collective on Sunday 8th March, 4-6pm.


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