An update March 2021:
Sadly, our beautiful Shop will not be re-opening onto Gloucester Green again. We will miss the artists who sold through our Shop and the customers who loved what was on offer. The shop space (which we are provisionally calling the Upper Gallery) will eventually be a warm and welcoming entrance with lots of potential. We are still figuring out exactly how it will work and we’ll be asking for ideas from people who use the building to tell us how best to make this a creative and inviting space.
The Shop has been a part of the Old Fire Station since it opened in 2011 and the good news is that it will be moving to the café selling a smaller and changing range. And you can still shop online until May 16th 2021.
For more information on changes to our building, and an update on what else we have been up to, please click here.
The Old Fire Station is a public arts centre
• presenting new work across art forms
• supporting artists
• including people facing tough times
How do we do it?
We do this by focussing on:
• good quality relationships
• encouraging creativity and risk-taking
• offering a public space which is welcoming to all
Why is this needed?
Oxford is globally renowned for stunning heritage and outstanding research.
Oxford is also a place of disadvantage and inequality and is sometimes regarded as closed.
Oxford needs the Old Fire Station because it is about openness, inclusion, looking forward and different thinking. The Old Fire Station acts as a bridge between sectors, organisations and people.