Ronald McDonald House Art Exhibition

Gifted Headington artists have helped provide some artistic decoration for families visiting Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

The Art Department has donated a number of artworks to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the John Radcliffe. Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for families while their child is in hospital.

A whole corridor has been adorned with wonderful art by Headington Art Scholars, with the subject matter based around the title ‘My Oxford.’ The theme invited scholars to produce pieces exploring diverse interpretations of this historic city utilizing various media like digital, photography, acrylic, oil, pencil, or mixed media.

Each room in the building is named after a person, or place of interest around Oxford. Sixth Form photographers have been busy capturing delightful imagery of the places the rooms are named after. Their work has been framed and hung, accompanied by a frame explaining the meaning of the photograph and the history behind the name. The idea is not only to provide something beautiful to look at but also to give each family a little bit of information about the city they’re staying in.

Leanna (L5) said: “The unique challenge lies in creating uplifting and inspiring works for this cause. From iconic landmarks to intimate moments, the artworks exuded a collective effort to create a visual narrative that was not only aesthetically captivating but also emotionally resonant. Every piece emanated positivity, hope, and a sense of connection.”

Mrs Tova Dalgleish, Head of Art, said: “The quality and breadth of work produced by the Art Scholars from year 7 to year 13 was astounding.

“It is wonderful for students to have the opportunity to exhibit their work outside of school, sharing with the wider public their artistic talents.

“Ronald McDonald House and Headington School are located in the beautiful city of Oxford and the scholars captured in such personal ways the stunning historic architecture, riverside scenes, and iconic shops within the city. Prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs added to the breadth of media explored by the students.

“This exhibition brings joy and interest to the walls of Ronald McDonald House.”