About OVADA Oxford
OVADA stands for Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency. It is an artist-led contemporary art space in Oxford (Close to Oxford Rail Station) that provides affordable studio spaces, workshops, and exhibition opportunities for artists in Oxfordshire and the wider region.
OVADA was established in 2001 by a group of local artists who wanted to create a space where artists could work, collaborate, and exhibit their work. The organisation is run by a board of directors made up of artists and arts professionals, and it is supported by a network of volunteers.
The Warehouse Gallery
OVADA’s Warehouse Gallery is a large, flexible space that hosts solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art by local and international artists. The warehouse space is also ideal for photoshoots and as a filming location.
In addition to its exhibition program, OVADA runs several workshops, events, and professional development opportunities for artists. These include artist talks, seminars, and training sessions on topics such as funding applications and marketing.
OVADA plays a vital role in supporting and promoting contemporary art in Oxfordshire and beyond. It is a hub for the local arts community as well as a place where artists can develop their practice, connect with other artists, and showcase their work to a wider audience.