Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford

Date of Adventure: 18 Nov, 2023


Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s leading contemporary art spaces which encourages public engagement with creativity and the arts.

The gallery has a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions which are then reflected in The Creative Space for families, which is child friendly and interactive. The newest exhibition in the main gallery is Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness. Expect intricately embroidered multi-panel paintings remix iconography from western art history with indigenous techniques to subvert and challenge dominant power structures and historical narratives.

How does Frieda Toranzo Jaeger translate in the Creative Space? Creative Space will feature a buildable collective sculpture, reflecting on Frieda’s use of embroidery to join, hold, and at points, disrupt elements of her work – you are invited to help build it!  A great way for all ages to respond creatively!

Modern Art Oxford also has an excellent paid early years offer: Make Play. Make Play Spring sessions will take place in the Creative Space offering different experimental activities for children aged between 6 months and 5 years to explore with their parent and/or carer. Book online to secure your place.

Mind opening and mind blowing.



Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

The Creative Space is facilitated on Saturdays from 11am– 4pm and on Sundays from 12pm– 4pm
No pre-booking required for the Creative Space
Café open
Accessible for all
15 minutes from Headington roundabout
Any bus to town then a short walk
No parking, use public transport
The details


30 Pembroke St, OX1 1BP

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Tracey Emin’s first British exhibition since 1997 was at Modern Art Oxford in 2002 and drew together the artist's now iconic neon wall hangings, drawings, etchings, film works, and a large scale sculpture installation of a pier and shack made from reclaimed timber.

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