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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Fri 13 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017 11:00 to 18:00
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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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Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves

Thu 23 Feb 2017

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Croft & Pearce Show’ (2016), ‘Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe’ award-winners and recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe (2016) TOTAL SELL OUT SHOW laurel, present their brand new sketch show!

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The Epstein + Sean Taylor

Sat 25 Feb 2017

The Epstein are an integral part of the ever burgeoning Oxford roots/Americana scene.

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Sat 4 - Tue 7 Mar 2017

What happens when the wildest parts of our imagination take control? After the death of her mother, Ellie escapes to a flickering world of comic book superheroes and bewitching strangers.

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Chris Wood

Tue 7 Mar 2017

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

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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