We are currently creating an exhibition called Shed Space which will open in May 2016 at the Arts at the Old Fire Station in central Oxford.

Workshop, sanctuary, studio: sheds are all things to all people. From Walt Disney to Philip Pullman, Charles Dickens to William Blake, artists have used sheds as a space to create their finest work. Shed Space celebrates the role of the humble garden shed in the creative industries, past and present.

The exhibition will include a full size shed complete with wild flower green roof. The shed will become a ‘making space’, a place for workshops in basket making, knitting, card design, jewellery making, architectural model making or woodcarving. The exhibition will be ever-changing, with new examples of craftsmanship displayed alongside the stories of how they were made.

Contained within the shed will be a garden scene made up of approx. 20 architectural models of sheds – both realistic and whimsical. To make the whimsical shed designs we’ve called on the help of a fantastic team of art and architecture students at Oxford Brookes University.

It’s a fun project and we are very excited to be involved! For more information, check out the Shed Space blog.