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Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is a major new artwork by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker that has been commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art to celebrate the 800th…

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Shot at Dawn

Humanitas Visiting Professorships in Contemporary Art

For five years, the Ruskin School of Art co-organised an annual series of Visiting Professorships in Contemporary Art via the…

European Live Art Archive

Since 2011 the Ruskin School of Art has been collaborating with the University of Girona and the artist’s residency GlogaurAIR…

Simon Starling: Black Drop

For the past two years the Ruskin School has been collaborating with Modern Art Oxford on a new film by…

John Gerrard: Exercise (Djibouti) 2012

The Legacy Fellowship, the first-ever fellowship in higher education to fuse art and sport, was awarded to John Gerrard in summer 2011 following an open call for submissions. Over the next twelve months Gerrard identified and collaborated with a number…

The Elements of Drawing: John Ruskin’s Teaching Collections at Oxford

The University of Oxford owns the majority of the teaching collections and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools in the third quarter of the 19th century. This material, which included drawings by himself and other artists,…

Gabriela Albergaria: hither and thither

The tree collection at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden plays a major role in creating the Garden’s unique sense…

John Updike: A Celebration with Ian McEwan, Hermione Lee and David Baddiel

Open just about any book by the supreme American writer John Updike, who sadly died on 27 January 2009 at the age of 76, and you will find a variant on the following biographical note: John Updike was born in…

Anna Lucas: Demonstration 50.15

In October 2007, Anna Lucas was awarded a Visiting Fellowship in Art and Biomedical Science in the Department of Physiology,…

Sonia Boyce: For you, only you

At the invitation of the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Sonia Boyce conceived a collaborative project that addressed…