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An exhibition of children’s work from The Harpur Trust Art Competition

Saturday 16th June to Sunday 26th August

Sir William Harpur Gallery– Entry Free


The Harpur Trust is proud to present this exciting exhibition of work produced by local children and young people aged 4-18 years as part of its biennial Art Competition.  To support the exhibition, the Trust employed a team of working artists to run workshops within 30 borough schools, often working to music to explore the idea of wellbeing and mindfulness.  The result is a colourful and dreamlike display of work conveying their inner most thoughts and feelings.


Competition Judges

Tom Perrett (The Higgins Bedford), Dawn Giles (Bedford Creative Arts), Suresh Dutt (Sculptor and Harpur Trust Grant recipient), Hannah Birkett, (The Arts Society North Bedfordshire).

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The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

22nd September - 16th December 2018

Sir William Harpur Gallery - free entry


JMW Turner’s unrivalled painting of The High Street, Oxford is touring the region. Celebrating a successful campaign by the Ashmolean Museum to acquire this masterful view of Oxford, the painting is accompanied by an exhibition exploring the young Turner’s interest in architecture and the development of his skills in the art of perspective.

The Ashmolean exhibition will be accompanied by highlights from the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery collection chosen by members of community groups that we have been working with.


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