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SOAK UP THE ARTS, CRAFTS AND HISTORY IN OXFORD

Oxford is home to many talented artists. Perhaps it's our wonderful country surroundings that inspire them to create? Come and see them in their studios or visit our exceptional art gallery and museum.

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Art Gallery
Art Gallery

OXFORD ART GALLERY

Oxford Art Gallery is well established as a not to be missed Art centre for Canterbury residents and visitors alike.


Since being opened by the Minister of Arts in Feb 2010, the gallery has had thousands of visitors through the doors and has gained national renown for its wonderfully lit, purpose-built art space and fine art gift shop.


The continually changing Gallery walls displaying a new exhibition every month have proven to be a visual experience not to be missed. Frequent comments by visitors indicate their surprise in finding a gallery of this calibre in Oxford.

Website: https://oxfordgallery.org.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordgallerynz

Email: artsinoxfordgallery@gmail.com

OXFORD MUSEUM

Come and explore our museum and learn more about our district's history.


There are four rooms to explore, each with a different theme.  We also have an extensive collection of early photographs.


In addition to our excellent displays, we have extensive searchable land, school and grave records for the settlers from early times.

Entry is free, but as a volunteer group, we appreciate a donation.​

Website: http://oxfordmuseum.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordmuseumnz/

Email: oxmuseum@gmail.com

OXFORD OBSERVATORY

Oxford Area School Observatory was opened on 16 June 2006. It houses two Meade Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes, one 12” and one 10”, owned by the Science Department. Volunteers run it.

 

Volunteers run the Observatory is available for bookings for magnificent southern sky tours with experienced astronomers as your guides.

 

At Oxford Observatory, we take pride in this facility and are committed to facilitating astronomy education for all ages.

We can organise observation nights, special events, and night classes for adults.

Website: https://oxford.ngawhetu.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordobservatory/

Email: observatory@oxford.school.nz

OXFORD COTTAGE CRAFTS

Cottage Crafts Oxford was created in the 80s by a group of local ladies who enjoyed arts and crafts and needed a venue to sell their wares.


The council owns the building, and the shop is run by a group of local ladies in their 40s to 80s. Each member helps with the day-to-day running of the local craft shop by supplying the store with good quality arts and crafts. 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cottagecraftsoxford/

Email: oxfordcottagecraft@gmail.com

LOCAL ARTIST

More detailed information about this artist is coming soon, including links to their website and Facebook, plus email and phone contacts.

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