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 18th Nov

Restaurant Gallery open

 Large & Small Gallery open
Boiler Room Gallery closed

Fri 22nd Nov

Restaurant Gallery open
Large & Small Gallery open  
Boiler Room Gallery open 8am - 2pm, 5pm - 12am

Tues 19th Nov

Restaurant Gallery closed for install  
arge & Small Gallery closed
Boiler Room Gallery closed,  Life drawing @6pm 

Sat 23rd Nov

Restaurant Gallery open 8am - 6pm 
Large & Small Gallery open 8am - 6:30pm 
 Boiler Room Gallery open 8am - 2pm 

Wed 20th Nov

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

Sun 24th Nov

Restaurant Gallery closed
Large & Small Gallery closed
Boiler Room Gallery closed

 Thurs 21st Nov

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

Reflections in Colour by Jon Rowland

November 27, 2019


The Jam Factory presents 'Reflections in Colour; by Jon Rowland, an acclaimed painter whose colourful and distinctive work is grounded in 'place'.

Exhibition Dates:
27th November 2019 - 12th January 2020

Rowland's work in various places, including Provence with its Mediterranean sunshine, has enabled him to explore the complementarities, juxtapositions, hues and depths of colour. A recent visit to Sicily reinforced this approach to colour and vibrancy. There, the bright pinks, yellows and turquoise of the landscape and the richness of the 'place' itself have been important in gradually changing his palette. The artist has taken a more emotional approach to abstraction in the exhibited body of work, featuring some of the most recent expression of this personal 'place'.

Curated by Eleanor Monk

Vibrant Living - Charlotte Orr

November 20, 2019

The Jam Factory presents 'Vibrant Living', a collection of work by award-winning artist and illustrator Charlotte Orr.

Artist Evening:
Monday 25th November, 6-8pm, FREE
Restaurant Gallery

Exhibition dates:
20th November 2019 - 13th January 2020

With 'Vibrant Living' Charlotte Orr returns to touched upon themes of architecture and nature in a series of emotive and colourful works, open at The Jam Factory from the 20th of November. Primarily exploring daily life in the cities she spends time in - notably Berlin, London and Oxford - Orr shows us the ever varying urban scenery via contrasting works that depict grey skylines canopied by towering cranes, or a bright and peaceful garden dotted with potted trees. Discover a harmony between nature and cityscapes amongst the live plants of The Jam Factory restaurant gallery.

The Jam Factory are pleased to unveil a unique mural inspired by Oxford Botanic Gardens and Kew Gardens in conjunction with the exhibition.

Curated by Eleanor Monk

Original Works by Jessie Woodward

November 13, 2019



The Jam Factory presents Original Works by Jessie Woodward in our Small & Large Galleries this winter.

Exhibition dates:
13th November 2019 - 5th January 2020

Bristol based artist Jessie Woodward is an abstract painter using mixed media to explore the concept of spontaneity in her practice. Bright, fun and experimental, the body of work to be exhibited at The Jam Factory generates visual energetic joy and pleasure through the use of unusual materials and techniques. Lively compositions of fluorescent paints, glitter and various drawing materials dance with each other on white factory walls, inviting us to join the party this festive season.

Woodward improvises in response to the dynamics created when colours in different marks, textures and ratios are set with and against each other. The process is an intrinsic part of the painting, scratching into paint, layering, adding and taking away, to make each piece vividly unique. Surround yourself with positive energy at The Jam Factory this winter, with ‘Original Works by Jessie Woodward’.

Curated by Eleanor Monk

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