We are delighted to announce the coming of our anticipated ‘Together for Children’ art exhibition, as part of Oxfordshire ArtWeeks.

The exhibition will feature a range of over ten local artist’s work from canvas to photography and even poetry. All of the featured art focusses on the themes of children at risk globally, spanning concepts from vulnerability to brokenness, and light in the darkness.

We are also extremely proud to be featuring work from children and young people we work alongside from both Oxford and around the world.

Visit the exhibition between 11am – 4pm on Saturday 4th – Saturday 11th May (excluding Friday 10th), at Viva’s Oxford office on Marston Street, just off the Cowley Road.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge, but donations would be much appreciated!

During Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Saturday 11th the exhibition will also run two art workshops each day at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm.

Participation in each workshop costs £5. Please contact c.wilkinson@viva.org to book.

Mosaics: Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May, 11.30am – 1pm

Available spaces: 8

Each participant will create one part of a large nine-part mosaic piece.

“Boys’ Shelter in Delhi” Poetry Reflection: Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May, 2.30pm – 4pm

Available spaces: 6

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to poetry which reflects of the lives of street children in Delhi and engage with it creatively using mixed art materials.

‘Transformation’: World News from Bleak to Inspiring: Monday 6 May, 11.30am – 1pm

Available spaces: 8

Using newspaper cuttings and clips from articles related to children in vulnerable situations around the world, participants will create a mixed media piece showing the transformation that can happen; from darkness to light, from bleak to inspiring.

‘My Many Coloured Days’ – water colour exploration: Monday 6 May, 2.30pm – 4pm

Available spaces: 8

Inspired by the Dr Seuss book ‘My Many Coloured Days’ participants will consider what colours we feel when events come up in our lives.

Grey Areas: Saturday 11 May, 11.30am – 1pm & 2.30pm – 4pm

Available spaces: 6

Participants will have the opportunity to create a work of art depicting an ‘at-risk’ scenario using only pencil, shading and tone, and consider where those in at-risk situations may be able to find a glimmer of hope.

Go to our Facebook event page to find out more and let us know if you’re able to come