The Sewell Centre Gallery was opened in Spring 2014 by Sandy Nairne CBE, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery. The stunning, purpose built gallery is a well known exhibiting space in Oxfordshire and further afield, hosting six contemporary art shows a year. All shows are open to the public.

In recent years, the gallery has exhibited work by Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon and Alan Davie. Most importantly, the gallery is a valuable educational resource, ensuring the founding principle of aesthetic beauty remains at the heart of Radley life.

Beautiful art has an important place in the world - it lifts us up and inspires us; however, art should also challenge us to engage with important and sometimes difficult issues.

Amanda Jewell, Curator of the Sewell Centre Gallery

Visit Us

Exhibitions are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Visitors should report to Bursary Reception on weekdays, and at the Lodge if you're visiting at the weekend, to collect a visitor badge.

It is possible to visit the exhibition on other days by appointment. Please contact Amanda Jewell or the Art Office (Monday - Friday) on 01235 543039.

Email Amanda

Recent Exhibitions


February - March 2024: Textiles and ceramics by Susan Moxley

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Places of Mourning in the Western World

January - February 2024: A project by landscape & history artist Phil Whiting

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Peering Under Rocks

November - December 2023: Sculpture and Drawing by Alan Franklin

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And the Earth Shall Melt Away

September - October 2023: Work by Caroline Meynell and Claire Christie Sadler

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Things Being Various

September 2023: An exhibition of Painting by Sue Munson, Photography by Jil Orpen and Ceramics by Ros Perton

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Slipware: Sources of Inspiration

April - May 2023: Work by Dylan Bowen and Elizabeth Newbery

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Form and Fluidity

February - March 2023: The Thoughtful Practice of Artist Weaver Julia Engelhardt and Ceramicist Robyn Hardyman

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Joyful Encounters

January - February 2023: Paintings by Clova Stuart-Hamilton and Ceramics by Helen Holden

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