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TOES (The Oxford Empty Spaces Arts) @ Templars Square, Oxford

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TOES (The Oxford Empty Spaces) art exhibition is an initiative by a group of artists, to use empty shops in Cowley / Oxford area as viewing art galleries. Templars Square have given us the gallery space for free and The Oxford City Council's 'Arts Development Fund' have funded the project.

Art Exhibition Dates: Sunday the 4th of October to Saturday the 28th of November, for 8 weeks.

Gallery will be oepn on all Thursday's, Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's through the 8 weeks.

Art Exhibition Time:
Thursday's: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday's: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday's: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday's: 11 am to 4 pm

Templars Square
31 Pound Way
Oxford OX4 3XH

The longer list of artists exhibiting now:
Anashrita Henckel
Andrew Martin
Anne Wood
Bharat Patel
Debbie Scrivener
Deirdre Ruane
Devanand Shanmugam
Diana Lewis
Elena Henshaw
John Smith
Joshua Edwin
Kavitha Paramasivan
Lisa Moreton
Michael Leibermann
Nigel Clark
Patricia Curtis
Samson Kizito
Sara Wallcraft
Tamas Malomvolgyi
Wendy Markham


TOES took off in February 2009, after an enquiry with the managers of the Templars Square shopping centre in Cowley, to use one of their vacant shops as a temporary viewing art gallery, and to have some art event going on in Cowley area.

There seemed to be a noticeable increase in the number of empty shops, and a few art enthusiasts waiting to make use of the space for creative activities in Cowley.

The TOES arts project was initiated to use the empty spaces as viewing galleries for the public by displaying art and to generate community interest in the kind of art that’s happening in the area. The participating artists are from varied backgrounds and disciplines, practicing different media. This variety of display will hopefully create an ‘art stop’ for visitors in Oxford, and also promote new artists works.

Please contact Kavitha Paramasivan for artists contacts and more information on