The Oxford Circle and artist Rachel Ducker
host one-off art exhibition for Oxfam
6 - 9pm on Thursday 25th September, 2014
The Varsity Club, 9 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DB
The renowned Oxford artist Rachel Ducker is curating a one-off art event on Thursday 25 September 2014 in collaboration with The Oxford Circle to support an Oxfam project in Niger.
The one-night-only Oxford Circle exhibition will bring together pieces from a collection of Oxfordshire-based artists to raise funds for an Oxfam education project to support children, especially girls, from poor communities in Niger.
The works of a number of acclaimed Oxfordshire artists will be available to purchase at the exhibition, including pieces from Jennifer Newman, Richard Fox, Rachel Owen, Kieran Stiles, Clare Bassett, Neil Drury, Wendy Newhoffer, Jane Strother, Flora McLachlan, Helen Slater and the exhibition curator Rachel Ducker.
Rachel Ducker, a member of The Oxford Circle, said: “Oxfordshire is a place of huge creativity, and this exhibition gives The Oxford Circle an opportunity to not only harness the work of artists to support Oxfam’s campaign, but also to showcase the talents of local sculptors, painters, and screen printers.”
The Oxford Circle is part of "The Circle," an international organisation established by singer-songwriter and activist Annie Lennox in 2008 to champion women's rights and equality. It is an association of influential women from business, politics and creative industries who work collectively to support and empower the lives of women and girls living in poverty in the developing world.
Founder, Annie Lennox, said "The Oxford Circle's art event is a great example of The Circle ethos and spirit in action; using their skills and resources to create inspirational and innovative ways to transform the lives of women in developing countries."
The event is being held on Thursday 25 September, 6-9pm at The Varsity Club, High Street, Oxford. Capacity is limited and anyone wishing to attend should RSVP in advance to Emma Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a suggested entrance donation on the door of £5 per person. All proceeds will go to the Oxfam project in Niger.