Oxford Art

17th September 2018


See Oxford through the eyes of its artists, including Wadham Librarian Tim Kirtley, in a fabulous new Oxford Art Book.

There’s a feast within these pages, celebrating the great city of Oxford and the artists it inspires; open your eyes and rejoice

Miriam Margolyes, Actor

The Oxford Art Book explores Oxford and its surroundings through images created by 66 artists that the city inspires.

Two works by Tim Kirtley were selected for the book from some 500 submissions - one of The Kings Arms pub which is located on the College site, and the other of the famous Brown’s Café in the Covered Market.

A panel of local city and art experts made the final selection of images for publication in the book, published by UIT/Green Books, Cambridge.

Oxfordshire resident Emma Bridgewater, world renowned pottery designer and founder of the Emma Bridgewater company, has written the book’s foreword.

“I was delighted to hear that my work was selected for the book - it is such a great collection of different artistic styles, all brought together in celebration of Oxford,” commented Tim who has a passion for drawing and painting. In addition to a number of commissions, Tim has created several Wadham Christmas cards in recent years.

The book is available to buy online at a cost of £14.99.

Oxford may well be the most consciously beautiful city in Europe... It’s a brilliant idea to let today’s artists show us the grand sights - and the intimate ones as well

John Simpson, Journalist