image for Art Exhibition item typeHaptic/Tacit at The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station


Haptic: Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch, from the Greek haptikos ‘able to touch or grasp’. Tacit: Understood or implied without being stated, from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere ‘be silent’. Artistic networks are important; they nurture and support, they create an environment to stimulate ideas and develop practice. But not all networks are equal; the good ones push and challenge you, they keep you on your creative toes and help you stay brave, and the very best make you feel just a bit lucky to be thought good enough to be part of them. Haptic/Tacit comes from such a network, formed between five makers, and their mentors, from the 2013 cohort of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme for emerging makers. For this exhibition each maker has invited their mentor to show work alongside them, to demonstrate how their continuing dialogue has helped grow individual practices and to document how relationships have continued to flourish. The exhibiting partners are Thomas Appleton and Giles McDonald, Grant Aston and Bonnie Kemske, Jane Cairns and Annie Turner, Laura Grain and Shelly Goldsmith, Kim Norton and Laura Ellen Bacon.

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Dates Times
Fri 13 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017 11:00 to 18:00
Open Tuesday - Saturday. Just drop in.


Free entry

Fri 13 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Haptic: Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch, from the Greek haptikos ‘able to touch or grasp’.

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The Mitzvah Project

Thu 19 Jan 2017

The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theatre, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of Holocaust survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during the Second World War.

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Hope & Social

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Hope and Social are a band who do things a little bit differently. They wear blue jackets and play mind-blowing, balls-to-the-floor, anything-for-a-laugh, much-more-for-a-tear, heart-on-your-sleeve, foot-on-your-monitor gigs.

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The Psychic Project

Fri 27 Jan 2017

A mind-reading show based on the true story of the Cold War’s psychic spies. In 1972, the Cold War took an unusual turn. The CIA learnt that Russia was investing in mind-control research and achieving some remarkable results.

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The Anti-Slam

Sat 28 Jan 2017

The Anti-Slam returns to Oxford for its fourth glorious year.

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Art Exhibition, Fri 13 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017, free entry



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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Wheelchair spaces available