Eynsham Art Window

Eynsham Art Window The Eynsham Art Window began in November 2020 and ran until July 2023. It is now closed. It was entirely Alison’s decision as to what could be displayed.

(Note: as the Eynsham Art Window is now closed, this text is left here for archival purposes.) ABOUT
The Eynsham Art Window was an a non-selling exhibition space at 66 Mill Street, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, independently owned, managed and curated by ceramicist Alison Holmans. The Eynsham Art Window was for the artists of Eynsham and nearby villages to showcase high quality original works of art. Peop

le viewing the window or online posts would contact the artists directly if they see something they like. It was a private gallery space run by Alison, and is not a part of Eynsham Arts Group, or any other community group. FOR ARTISTS
Artist living or working within 2 miles of Eynsham, producing high quality original artworks of significant artistic merit, were welcome to apply to show in the window. Alison considered also occasional guest artists from further afield in Oxfordshire to show their works alongside the Eynsham artists. SUBMISSIONS POLICY
Like all art galleries, the Eynsham Art Window had a stylistic ethos and tone which all submissions must be judged to meet. Artworks submitted had to be high quality original works of considerable artistic merit to be considered suitable. Submissions were subjectively judged by the EAW panel to have the right ‘fit and feel’. We understand there is an overlap between art and craft. Art displays imagination, originality, expression, and emotions, as well as significant skill in its creation. Many crafts require significant skill to be created, but lack some or all of the other elements.

Forever Fields celebrates our precious lands.Thank you to Anthony Thompson, whose vision and backing orchestrated ‘The F...
15/12/2023

Forever Fields celebrates our precious lands.
Thank you to Anthony Thompson, whose vision and backing orchestrated ‘The Forever Fields Project’ (www.foreverfields.co.uk) that culminated in an Art Exhibition. On 24th–26th November, more than 1,100 people visited the art exhibition held at Worton Hall , Nr Cassington and Yarnton. Professional & amateur artists created 160 works of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, audio-visual work, poetry and prose – all celebrating our local green spaces, which are under direct threat from the Botley West power station proposal. Collectively, the artists spoke of their commitment to our fields, to our wild places, to our settlements and to the biodiversity of nature.
It became very clear during the exhibition that visitors were united with the artists in their rejection of the Botley West proposal. They could not see how the sacrifice of 11 miles of countryside – 75% of it on green belt land – to a single industrial development of 2.5 million ground-mounted solar panels can be justified, especially when alternatives, such as wind power, produce more electricity without harming vital food production. They saw financial greed, rather than a sustainable energy strategy being developed.
Anthony commissioned ‘CONNECTED’ a willow sculpture by, Andy Goodwin of ‘Willow Coppice’ (www.willowcoppice.com). As the centre piece of the show, the two interlocking 3 metre willow circles expressed the interdependence of ‘Humans’ and ‘Nature’ and how we need to maintain the ecological balance forever.
A large scale video installation by Charlotte Holmes, also of ‘Willow Coppice’ had recorded the movements and sounds of wind in the crops and grasses, rainwater and birdsong and ran throughout the exhibition. 16 minutes long on repeat there was constant reminder of the exhibition focus, with a call of the cuckoo punctuating proceedings.

The exhibition was a resounding success – but there is work to be done yet; our fields remain at risk. Watch this space! We will let you know what we are planning next and how you can take part. You can contact us with any feedback or queries at: [email protected]

Eynsham Sustainable Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 66 Mill Street at Eynsham's newest Art Facility.Come and check it out...
30/11/2023

Eynsham Sustainable Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair
66 Mill Street at Eynsham's newest Art Facility.
Come and check it out and Meet Alice Walker the artist behind the brush!
seek out choice and unique Christmas gifts amongst ceramics, paintings, cards, jewellery, leatherwork, woodwork, candles, willow work. From stocking fillers to exceptional gifts. Ask and perhaps something can b e made bespoke for Christmas.

I couldn't resist posting this. Have you had your first one yet?  There will be mincepies  and a range of yummy cakes pl...
30/11/2023

I couldn't resist posting this. Have you had your first one yet? There will be mincepies and a range of yummy cakes plus hot chocolate and hot spicey cider or your favourite cuppa at the Eynsham Sustainable Christmas Fair this Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 4.30. Kevin Hinton paints them and I eat them. Hope to see you there to pick up the best Christmas gift ever and make our local artists very happy. You don't need Amazon, you don't need Foreign imports. . . and you get to meet the artist and crafter How amazing is that?IT IS ALL HAPPENING IN EYNSHAM SATURDAY 2nd AND SUNDAY 3rd December.

Which one would you choose?  Kevin Hinton's traditional box of Quality Street Chocolates is very tempting-  But there ar...
30/11/2023

Which one would you choose? Kevin Hinton's traditional box of Quality Street Chocolates is very tempting- But there are far more surprises and unique things for Christmas waiting inside 66 Mill Street. Hope to see tou there . Come and seek out Eynsham's newest and bestest Centre of Art!

EYNSHAM SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS MARKET  66 Mill Street OX29 4JUEynsham's Newest Art Hub  at the centre of the Community. C...
30/11/2023

EYNSHAM SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS MARKET 66 Mill Street OX29 4JU

Eynsham's Newest Art Hub at the centre of the Community.

Come and see us . It is warm inside . Hot drinks and delicious cakes.
Amazing handmade art and craft!


EYNSHAM Sustainable Christmas arts and Crafts.    At the new Eynsham Community Art Venue.  Here is a taster to get you e...
29/11/2023

EYNSHAM Sustainable Christmas arts and Crafts. At the new Eynsham Community Art Venue. Here is a taster to get you excited for Saturday and Sunday. Emma Hallmark- paintings, prints and cards; Richard Dickson Wood Turner; Angela -Paper craft, jewellery and cards; Alison Holmans - Ceramics functional ware -some a bit quirky.

More tasters to come.

A poem by Kit Howells.  ConflictI had to take a photo of this. Brilliant!  . . .   and it sums up the concern we all hav...
25/11/2023

A poem by Kit Howells. Conflict

I had to take a photo of this. Brilliant! . . . and it sums up the concern we all have for the lands so close to us all. Those who weld the power seem to think they can decide what they do with it all. Governments and wealthy landowners who dismiss their consultations and take the decisions out of our hands, because they are the only ones who will benefit. Greed and Greenwashing speak with twisted words and lies. This prose says it all.
(Please excuse the piece is in 2 pieces as my camera and instagram won't take it in one.) www.foreverfields.co.uk

www.foreverfields.co.ukMoving in the centre piece  from Willow Coppice. Led by Andy Goodwin A magnificent  symbol of hop...
23/11/2023

www.foreverfields.co.uk
Moving in the centre piece from Willow Coppice. Led by Andy Goodwin A magnificent symbol of hope and the intertwining and symbiotic relationship in harmony that we need to maintain with our environment.
Come to this unique and uplifting art exhibition of the land that surrounds our villages that we all love and enjoy and sustains our lives and those of all the other creatures that depend on it to survive. . . 3500 acres is an enormous part of Oxfordshire. that has been designated to be covered in solar panels. Come even if it is just to understand the sheer size of these man made structures and the imposition they will make on the land they cover. Please come to see the passion of the artists, but also to decide for yourself is it a good thing or is it too much. Ask who is actually going to benefit here?
Is it you? What is the long term effect? Lots of questions need to be asked.

Almost ready !  FOREVERFIELDS Art Exhibition Free Entry at Worton Park  Cassington to Yarnton road. The exhibition Opens...
23/11/2023

Almost ready ! FOREVERFIELDS Art Exhibition Free Entry at Worton Park Cassington to Yarnton road.

The exhibition Opens tomorrow 6PM
Saturday and Sunday from !0.30 am

Setting UP! It is all about planning. Laying out pieces and planning the hanging display.
Taking photos of each individual piece. Working out how best to showcase each.
There is always one that is just too clever and needs to be seen from different views to get the message. THANKS Kevin Hinton!- must have been a logistic nightmare to create- But gosh it is so effective and a beautiful piece of art.
It all was a JOY to be part of. Thank You artists- your journey is ours also!

Foreverfields exhibition is going to be ready by Friday. Opening at 6pm   Open Saturday and Sunday  from 10.30 .  I was ...
23/11/2023

Foreverfields exhibition is going to be ready by Friday. Opening at 6pm Open Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 .
I was there to receive the art work and helped with setting up. An outstanding exhibition of over 150 items from both professional and amateur artists across all mediums. The quality of the works and passion of the artists is immense. The centre piece of willow work by just raises the exhibition to the roof. It is not often that you get to attend an exhibition of such a high standard and diversity. . . and it is free. . . Come and see for yourself and find out more about the extent of the proposal of solar panels that will blanket 3500 acres of fertile green space with 2,660,000 panels. It is not about NIMBYism it is about the value and the productiveness of the land that will be lost for nature, ecology and the effect of this loss on climate change itself. When there are alternatives to the placement of solar panels that will help us toward green energy ---on the earth itself is just short-sighted and foolhardy. This exhibition is a celebration of what solar does Naturally to produce such rich and valuable land that supports 'us' and the wildlife of the countryside.


Less than a week to go until the Forever Fields Exhibition . Here’s a photograph of the fields between Bladon and Cassin...
21/11/2023

Less than a week to go until the Forever Fields Exhibition . Here’s a photograph of the fields between Bladon and Cassington framed and ready to hang. This is by Kate Rogers who frequently walks these paths. Her pictures show the contrast of seasons. www.foreverfields.co.uk

Just received this poem  from Helena Johnson.  It speaks as all of us feel.  Solar Farming sounds like 'green energy'  b...
09/11/2023

Just received this poem from Helena Johnson. It speaks as all of us feel.
Solar Farming sounds like 'green energy' but the reality is that people benefit minimally, if at all and the land taken benefits, not at all. Those that are building solar farms on green land land are the only ones making money out of it. . . and the government ticks the 'green box'. The energy will go into the national grid which we then have to buy back at the already 'set rate'. Why aren't they encouraging solar on houses where it doesn't harm the environment. Government encouragement with subsidies nationally would cover more space on roofs than the 3500 acres of west Oxfordshire green fields. This way the sun can go on shining 'naturally' on our fields for the environment and wildlife.

Jane Tomlinson (The art of Jane Tomlinson ) a local Artist who often walks this path and finds her inspiration for her p...
07/11/2023

Jane Tomlinson (The art of Jane Tomlinson ) a local Artist who often walks this path and finds her inspiration for her paintings of the natural world It is so upsetting for the complex environmental interactions and the loss of habitat and productive land that will be lost from the size of this man-made, ill thought out project. Let solar do its work naturally to benefit plant life and in turn the natural ecosystems that rely on it. Jane says that she believes in solar panels- but these need to be on roofs where they won't affect the land underneath and upset and contaminate the natural ecosystems.

Hannah Handscombe says 'This is first ever lino reduction print & first ever Instagram post! This print is entitled ‘Dow...
05/11/2023

Hannah Handscombe says 'This is first ever lino reduction print & first ever Instagram post! This print is entitled ‘Down the track towards Cassington’ and has been created for the Forever Fields project.'
IT's Just peaceful and beautiful.

The humble farm track which leads from Cassington up towards Purwell Farm is a very important amenity for the villagers, allowing them to connect with the natural world, to observe the changing seasons and to appreciate the biodiversity that surrounds them. It serves as a hub for neighbours to socialise as they stroll or run together, providing a tranquil escape from the daily grind and an opportunity to destress, reflect, and rejuvenate. The loss of the green vistas from this footpath will ruin the enjoyment of our surrounding landscape, should the Botley West Scheme be approved.

Go to www.foreverfields.co.uk. Contact us on foreverfieldsproject@gmail.comThe Forever Fields Project Team is very excit...
27/10/2023

Go to www.foreverfields.co.uk. Contact us on [email protected]

The Forever Fields Project Team is very excited to announce the Open Art Exhibition. Showcasing people’s creative response to our countryside, we are celebrating the beauty, productivity and bio-diversity of the fields and settlements that will be lost for 42 years under solar panels if Botley West Solar Power Station is built. We are delighted that many people are interested in taking part and can’t wait to see what they make.

We know that our communities are full of ideas, and we want to show them off! This exhibition is an opportunity for you to share your creative skills. Taking the fields of the Botley West patch as your inspiration, what work will you, or have you, created that conveys the sights, sounds, feelings, knowledge you have about this landscape?

Forever Fields plans to create an Archive of all the work exhibited, which will stand as a record for future generations of the nature of the landscape and how people responded and celebrated it today. Our countryside is valuable to us in myriad ways and we want this to be known and not forgotten.

The exhibition is free to enter, open to anyone, adult, child or young person. Your work does not need to have been specifically created for this exhibition, but it must fulfil the theme of ‘Forever Fields’. Your work will be included in a stunning and eclectic exhibition at beautiful Worton Hall which is located centrally, facing on to the area affected by Botley West. Worton Park is an estate committed to true sustainability, balancing renewable energy, recycling and organic food and flower production as well as protecting wildlife. The cafe at Worton Kitchen Garden will be open throughout the exhibition. Worton Park has kindly donated the hosting of the exhibition within Worton Hall. It’s the perfect location!

So whether you are taking part by contributing your creative work, or by visiting the exhibition, we look forward to seeing you there. See less

Here Pam Fraser 's  unique 'material' collage  is a view from Denman's Lane Cumnor looking across the vast expanse of fi...
26/10/2023

Here Pam Fraser 's unique 'material' collage is a view from Denman's Lane Cumnor looking across the vast expanse of fields towards Farmoor and Wytham Woods. Sadly these are designated solar panel fields and this view, wildlife sanctuary and productive agriculture may well be lost forever.

Judithernstingartist@hotmail.co.ukJudith accompanied her friend and fellow artist Hermione Owen to paint the fields surr...
25/10/2023

[email protected]
Judith accompanied her friend and fellow artist Hermione Owen to paint the fields surrounding Cassington as far as the eye can see on a glorious late summer day. They had both heard that these field had been designated as part of the 3,500 acre site for Botley West Solar farm and were anxious to record the beauty of the land.
Thanks you Judith you sure have. These painted memories will be precious, should this land be gone forever.


Hannah Farncombe lives in Cassington and is passionate about painting the fields that surround her village, so they will...
24/10/2023

Hannah Farncombe lives in Cassington and is passionate about painting the fields that surround her village, so they will never be forgotten. Sadly these fields are all designated to be covered in solar panels as part of the 3500 acres of Botley West Solar Farm.

Hermione Owen  an accomplished artist came from the borders of Gloustershire and Oxfordshire, because she had heard that...
23/10/2023

Hermione Owen an accomplished artist came from the borders of Gloustershire and Oxfordshire, because she had heard that these views have been designated as part of the 3,500 acres to be covered in solar panels. I just love this work that has captured the essence of the freedom and open spaces that the footpath opens out to you.
On such a beautiful day you can't help but ask WHY? It's just CRIMINAL!

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Go to www.foreverfields.co.uk. Contact us on foreverfieldsproject@gmail.comThe Forever Fields Project Team is very excit...
20/10/2023

Go to www.foreverfields.co.uk. Contact us on [email protected]
The Forever Fields Project Team is very excited to announce the Open Art Exhibition. Showcasing people’s creative response to our countryside, we are celebrating the beauty, productivity and bio-diversity of the fields and settlements that will be lost for 42 years under solar panels if Botley West Solar Power Station is built. We are delighted that many people are interested in taking part and can’t wait to see what they make.
We know that our communities are full of ideas, and we want to show them off! This exhibition is an opportunity for you to share your creative skills. Taking the fields of the Botley West patch as your inspiration, what work will you, or have you, created that conveys the sights, sounds, feelings, knowledge you have about this landscape?
Forever Fields plans to create an Archive of all the work exhibited, which will stand as a record for future generations of the nature of the landscape and how people responded and celebrated it today. Our countryside is valuable to us in myriad ways and we want this to be known and not forgotten.
The exhibition is free to enter, open to anyone, adult, child or young person. Your work does not need to have been specifically created for this exhibition, but it must fulfil the theme of ‘Forever Fields’. Your work will be included in a stunning and eclectic exhibition at beautiful Worton Hall which is located centrally, facing on to the area affected by Botley West. Worton Park is an estate committed to true sustainability, balancing renewable energy, recycling and organic food and flower production as well as protecting wildlife. The cafe at Worton Kitchen Garden will be open throughout the exhibition. Worton Park has kindly donated the hosting of the exhibition within Worton Hall. It’s the perfect location!
So whether you are taking part by contributing your creative work, or by visiting the exhibition, we look forward to seeing you there.

Catherine Tordoff, Came painting au plenier on such a warm October day. In the shade of a magnificent tree, she enjoyed ...
19/10/2023

Catherine Tordoff, Came painting au plenier on such a warm October day. In the shade of a magnificent tree, she enjoyed the peace and produced this stunning view. She wanted to stand beneath the poster as it is very concerning to think that the view she had just seen and painted is marked to be covered in solar panels suppressing all the green fields in all directions.

This is home fields for Anna who lives in Cassington.  There is nothing she likes more than walking the footpath up the ...
17/10/2023

This is home fields for Anna who lives in Cassington. There is nothing she likes more than walking the footpath up the hills with fields in all directions. . . Well, nothing more than actually painting them! Please preserve these fields for the life they support, she pleads.

Jenny Smith  joined us on the Cassington Village footpath up the hill and we soon emerged from the hedgerows to 360 degr...
16/10/2023

Jenny Smith joined us on the Cassington Village footpath up the hill and we soon emerged from the hedgerows to 360 degree views of open countryside. Views that have been designated to be covered in solar panels that will be such a loss to the village as well as the surrounding. I love what she did with her inks.

Fredrica Craig .fredricacraig.com  was excited about having such a sunny day to get her creativity flowing.  In the shad...
13/10/2023

Fredrica Craig .fredricacraig.com was excited about having such a sunny day to get her creativity flowing. In the shade she settled to the task and produced 3 outstanding sketches in pencil. Fredrica has joined us previously, but it rained! She likes nothing more than creating alongside others in the open air; and taking in the sounds and atmosphere around her. Being such an ideal day, it felt even more concerning that the vision around us maybe short lived.

What, may well be the final day of Summer heat, was just the best day to enjoy painting and drawing the countryside. Her...
10/10/2023

What, may well be the final day of Summer heat, was just the best day to enjoy painting and drawing the countryside.

Here is a beautiful painting that Ruth Atherstone painted in the height of Summer before the plough. Here she is sketching yesterday, drawn to the same fields not far from her home in Cassington. It is not too late to submit to the free Foreverfields Art Project 2023 exhibition go to www.foreverfields.co.uk. Make your Art Speak for Itself.

Do you love painting in the open air  along with like minded people- Who want to save our fields?Forever Fields🌞EVENTANN...
09/10/2023

Do you love painting in the open air along with like minded people- Who want to save our fields?
Forever Fields🌞EVENT
ANNOUNCEMENT🌞www.foreverfield.co.uk

We are hosting another open air art session following
the success of our past sessions! Join our lovely
members Alison and Hannah for a couple of hours of
creativity. This session will be focused around the
public footpath, known as ‘the track’ in Cassington, one
of the areas impacted by plans for the Botley West
Solar Farm. There are multiple fields, hedgerows,
woods, grasses, not to mention a stunning view of the
village and church spire, to spark your creative
instincts.

🌾When? 1pm - 3pm, Monday 9th October (meet at 12:
45pm)
🌾Where? Cassington Village Hall car park, The
Green, OX29 4AX (we’ll guide you to some good spots
from here)

To sign up, please email Alison on achholmans60com or Hannah on [email protected] and
they will be in touch with further details!

See you all there🩵

🌞EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT🌞www.foreverfield.co.ukWe are hosting another open air art session following the success of our past ...
08/10/2023

🌞EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT🌞www.foreverfield.co.uk

We are hosting another open air art session following the success of our past sessions! Join our lovely members Alison and Hannah for a couple of hours of creativity. This session will be focused around the public footpath, known as ‘the track’ in Cassington, one of the areas impacted by plans for the Botley West Solar Farm. There are multiple fields, hedgerows, woods, grasses, not to mention a stunning view of the village and church spire, to spark your creative instincts.

🌾When? 1pm - 3pm, Monday 9th October (meet at 12:45pm)
🌾Where? Cassington Village Hall car park, The Green, OX29 4AX (we’ll guide you to some good spots from here)

To sign up, please email Alison on [email protected] or Hannah on [email protected] and they will be in touch with further details!

See you all there🩵

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