Arts & Culture
Off the wall style at the Oink Gallery in Old Town

For those of you who need a regular fix of art or like to lavish your homes with beautiful designer items, Oink Gallery aims to inject all the necessary ingredients to bring you an array of art and unique designer objects from all over the country, both from local artists and designers and further afield.

Oink Gallery has a collection of art from over 25 artists, with prints and designer gifts starting from as little as £10 through to larger more considered pieces.

The mix of contemporary modern art and designer products, jewellery, lighting and furniture create a sophisticated Aladdin’s cave for all to appreciate.

Amongst the constantly evolving displays, the gallery has dedicated one of its largest walls to monthly solo exhibitions.

March saw the first of these, showcasing London artist Dan Hillier’s latest collection of work - some of which can still be viewed in the gallery.

The preview night featured a live Facebook feed from the artist in the Gallery’s Diary Room, allowing guests in the gallery and online to chat to the artist.

Oink’s next instalment comes from Brick Lane’s very own artist Adrian Boswell.

Adrian is a well-known East London collage artist who mixes the surrealism of Salvador Dali with the humour of Monty Python.

Adrian said: “I enjoy collage, finding the right material in magazines and photographing objects. The exciting thing about surrealism is that you create a fantasy world where everything is right – a fried egg flying through space, a polar bear riding a rock, a guy in his favourite chair with remote control floating through space not realising there is no TV and no Earth.”

The exhibition will be supported by the artist himself, working in the gallery’s basement space, to create new pieces, which will then be exhibited alongside his existing collection of work in the gallery.

Adrian Boswell’s exhibition runs throughout April with the opening night on Friday 7 April 6.30 - 9.30pm. The basement studio will be also be open to visitors to see Adrian creating his work from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 April.

Gallery owner Mark Pepperall said: “I’m really excited about the future of the gallery, we’ve been really happy with the response the gallery has evoked. We are really committed to constantly evolving the space and bringing new exciting work and products to Swindon - the solo artist wall is just one of many new twists customers will see over the forthcoming year.”

Check Oink Gallery’s Facebook page for forthcoming events.

  • Off the wall style at the Oink Gallery in Old Town