Community Art Project


Charlbury Art Society has launched a Community Art Project to make and install a swoop of swifts. Around fifty individual birds will be made of mosaic and placed on the Nine Acres Pavilion wall in the courtyard outside the library.

During 2017 the Art Society organised a number of popular have-a-go sessions where people of all ages could try something new in workshops ranging from ceramics and painting to photography and printmaking.

This new community project will build on this success and a series of workshops are planned to make the swifts. The initial workshop was held on Friday 8th June at the Community Centre with members of their Youth Club making the first swifts.

The idea is to promote greater involvement in the arts in Charlbury, particularly to encourage more younger people to engage in the arts. The project is being supported by an established local mosaic artist, Becky Paton, who has created a number of community mosaics in Oxfordshire.

Generous financial support from the Charlbury Beer Festival and West Oxfordshire District Council has enabled materials to be purchased and members of the Art Society have volunteered to give their time to support the workshops.

Patricia Freeman is leading the project. If you would like to be involved in one of the workshops please contact her on 01608 810360.