OUCS Artweeks 2012 poster

Artweeks is the country's biggest open studio event with more than 500 free exhibitions across the whole of the county. Amazing art is available to view or buy in a huge variety of different locations.

This year OUCS invites you to enjoy a range of beautiful and inspiring pieces within the department’s converted Victorian houses.

1. When, Where and Who?

Monday 14th May - Friday 18th May 2012, 11.30am - 1.30pm

Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
01865 273200

Please join us for Artweeks at OUCS, it’s free and everyone's invited.

For further enquiries please contact: artweeks@oucs.ox.ac.uk

Details of our artists are listed within the following sections...

Selection of artworks

2. Avril Harrison

Necklace fo dark beads

Avril joined Business Services and Projects (formerly MIS) in December 2004 to work on the ISIDORE project. She now runs training sessions on OSS, OxCORT, Site Manager and Training Methodology.

Her interest in jewellery making started in 2005 when she came across a book on bead weaving in a charity shop, had a go at beading and was immediately hooked. She initially produced a number of pieces of jewellery using seed beads and then more recently started exploring the use of other materials including metal, clay, resin, silver, polymer clay and wire.

3. Denise McDonough

Photo, close up of blue flowers

At OUCS Denise staffs our busy Help Desk supporting PCs as well as Macs.

Denise completed her BSc in Fine Arts in Madison, WI in USA where she was born. A job in advertising after university started a love affair with Apple Mac computers and desktop publishing. Someday Denise hopes to own a B&B in a sunny climate and provide relaxing art holidays for the guests.

4. Dragonfly Co-operative

Many Hands, composite image of Collective's work

Dragonfly Co-operative is a group of Oxford women who love to make jewellery. All the profit from sales create a fund managed by Ingotec, a social enterprise set up to buy IT equiqment for charities. Ingotec was started by OUCS staff to offer low-to-no-cost IT services to charities.

We try to operate ethically, and use environmentally friendly materials wherever we can. Being intrinsic hoarders, we love to re-use, recycle and generally reduce waste, which is reflected in our eco range.

The co-operative consists of staff from OUCS and Jane, our seed-bead queen, who works within Sociology. Those who work in OUCS do so in a variety of roles within the following sections: Personnel, Learning Technologies, and the Infrastructure Systems and Support Group.

OUCS staff have been very supportive in so many ways including purchasing our goods, bringing us broken jewellery to repair or donating unwanted/broken jewellery and saving waste products. We are really grateful to all our customers, volunteers and supporters. Thank you.

5. Jason Zerdin

jason.zerdin 'at' oucs.ox.ac.uk

Jason has a DPhil in Comparative Philology from Oxford and has also lived in New York, Edinburgh and Southend-on-Sea.

He works for the HFS, OUCS' university-wide backup and archive service.

He especially likes photographing dilapidated or ruined buildings, both modern and ancient, and takes the opportunity to do so wherever he travels - most recently in trips in the UK, Europe, the USA, India and Singapore.

Musician and guest at a wedding, a ruined church, Haw Par villa

6. Kate Lindsay

A selection from 'Structures on the Shore'

Photo of beach huts at Saunton Sands

KT Lindsay (Kate Lindsay) is a fine art photographer. She has worked on a range of subject matter but has most passion for landscape photography and black and white treatment, using photoediting techniques to move beyond the photograph and reappraise the viewfinder.

For Artweeks 2012, KT is displaying a selection of images that will be included in a forthcoming exhibition. The collection draws together imagery that addresses the interplay of the natural and the artificial, art and artifice through a study of seascape architecture. The collection explores how structures on the shore have become a symbolic escape from the everyday, from the land, from work, from life itself.

At OUCS Kate is the Manager for Engagement within the Learning Technologies Group.

Website: ktlindsayphotography.smugmug.com

For prints and commissions please contact ktlindsayphotography@gmail.com

7. Melissa Highton

Photo of a hand thrown bowl

Melissa Highton leads the Learning Technology Group in OUCS and she likes to throw things.

8. Rob Zachlod

I am lucky to have found two diverse interests in life - computing and photography. In some areas these two overlap, in others they complement each other. I believe in attention to detail, not only in photography. I find capturing people most challenging, but enjoy every moment spent with the camera - be it travel, or commercial assignment. Samples of my work can be found on my website www.robomatic.co.uk.

photos of architecture, sheep in a field, a lake with boats and a potter

9. Zakir Khan

Photo of a person walking a snowy path

I am an IT Consultant by profession and a photographer by passion. I work for BSP at the University of Oxford. In my spare time, I photograph and blog photos which I share via social media.

My main interest is street photography and I love to capture the soul and psychology of people on the street in my work. I share my work @ www.zakirkhan.pk

10. Previous Years Exhibitions