After the merger of the nine region arts boards into one, Arts Council England has published its manifesto, 'Ambitions. In this article Penelope Marcus, a regional council member and on the boards of Oxford Inspires Modern Art Oxford.
100 exhibits from woodcuts to embroidery to paintings in May 2002 in the Gallery in the Town Hall. Of particular note for the author of the newspaper articles were works by Margaret Charlton's and Jeremy R Jarvis
An exhibition in the Gallery by 13 mature students studying at North Oxfordshire College, Banbury.Print sketches and photo etchings by Geoff Smithsculpture by Catherine Wardsculpture by Cherry Kingsculpture by Liz Smithand several more.
Local artists, husband and wife Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison held an exhibition of their beautiful watercolours in November 2002 under the title 'Drawn to Light'They have been exhibiting in the gallery for more than 15 years
Husband and wife Andrew and Kerry Forkner gave an exhibition of drawings and creative embroidery. The exhibition is titled 'Natural Partners.' Andrew has concentrated on birds and Kerry on other aspects of nature.