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CALL FOR PORTRAITS (Not quite an art competition)

The roof of Christ Church’s Great Hall will be refurbished over the next months, starting in November and ending in March. This means that the portraits there will be covered for protection and some might be removed for the duration of the project. Many people have expressed sadness that our Hall will look bleak and uninviting during that time. Therefore, we call on everybody at Christ Church to make a portrait that can be placed in Hall instead. So, discover your creative side and draw, paint, photograph, print, collage to your heart’s content and let the sleeping artist inside you rise (if s/he is not awake already).

Gardens, Plants and Old Masters: A Drawing Workshop

A morning of looking, drawing and talking about plants and gardens in the Picture Gallery, the Christ Church Gardens and the Art Room. This event will combine art and nature and will be conducted by the Art Tutor, the Gardener and the Curator of the Picture Gallery. Places are limited and will cost £40. More information will be posted soon!

Forthcoming in Spring 2015

In Conversation: Sean Scully and Kelly Grovier at the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre

To celebrate the opening of Christ Church Picture Gallery's exhibition Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters, please join us for a conversation between artist Sean Scully and writer and poet Kelly Grovier.

Friday, 30th May 2014 at 5.00 pm

Blue Boar Lecture Theatre at Christ Church, Oxford  ~  Free and open to the public


Artist’s Talk by Geoff MacEwan in the Picture Gallery

Geoff MacEwan will give an informal talk and lead a tour through the current exhibition of his work, 'Inferno - Purgatory - Paradise: Geoff MacEwan interprets Dante's Divine Comedy'

  Thursday, 8th May 2014 at 3.00pm

Regular gallery entrance charge (£4 Adults  /  £2 Concessions)


Save the Hermits Appeal


Christ Church Picture Gallery has nine fragments of a large narrative panel depicting the Lives of the Hermits in the Desert, called a Thebaid, after the Egyptian town of Thebes. Another eleven fragments are in museums in Edinburgh, Yale and Zürich. The painting was an instructive image, warning the pious of the temptations and delights of solitude.



Open Day on Saturday 14 September

Christ Church is holding an Open Day on Saturday 14 September in conjunction with the Oxford Preservation Trust’s Open Doors weekend. The Picture Gallery will be open and free of charge all day  to individuals and families. Please note that we cannot admit groups.

Christ Church Music Society concert in the Picture Gallery

 Christ Church Music Society concert in the Picture Gallery

  Thursday, 23rd May 2013 from 5.30pm

£5.00 entrance fee /£3 concession or free to CCMS members


Pre-dinner concert in the Picture Gallery

'Gallery Collision'

performed by the Oxford Collision Ensemble

Thursday 21 February 2013

at 5.30pm

Pre-dinner concert in the Picture Gallery

 'Music, Poetry and Art'

performed by the Oxford Collision Ensemble

Monday 18 February 2013

at 5.30pm

Music Society Events held in the Picture Gallery

The Christ Church Music Society has held a number of performances in the Picture Gallery. Previous concerts have featured music by Monterverdi, Pergolesi, Vivaldi and Palestrina.

Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.

Further announcements will appear on this page when future concerts are scheduled.

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