The Seven Ages of Oxford’ and several other original watercolour paintings from the new book ‘That Sweet City – Visions of Oxford’ with poetry by John Elinger and illustrated by Katherine Shock will be one of the first exhibitions to be found for Oxfordshire Artweeks which starts officially on 4th May. (Site 66). The exhibition runs right through until 30th May and marks the launch of this new book of poetry, walks with maps and atmospheric illustrations of some well known and some little known haunts of this magical city.
Poet John Elinger (Sir Christopher Ball, former Fellow and Tutor in English at Lincoln College and then Warden of Keble College) lives in and knows Oxford well as does the artist Katherine Shock. Together they pay tribute to the city they love in seven series of seven poems and paintings in the new Signal Books publication and many of the paintings can be found at Blackwell. (Others will be shown during City Week from 4-12 May at Site 154 in the Woodstock Road). The Book is available from 1st May.