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Studios held at Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford..

Annabel Ralphs and Diane Jones-Parry established metroncollaborative in 2000 to research and initiate exhibitions, residencies and site specific work, in unusual venues.


metroncollaborative curating


2015 Illegitimate Objects – artists and poets work with Oxford University Mathematical Institute's collection of nineteenth century models of geometric surfaces at the Mathematics Institute.


2014 breaking of tulips: unwrapping books – artists, poets and dancers work with a collection of gardening chronicles at Oxford University Botanic Garden.


2010 rearranging formulae: unwrapping books – artists work with maths and science books donated by Oxford University Press, at the 03 Gallery and at The Fairway at Oxford University Press.


2009 endnotes: unwrapping books artists, dancers and musicians work with library books donated by Oxford City Library at the O3 Gallery, Oxford.


supported by Arts Council England, Oxford University Mathematics,TORCH (the Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities), Oxford Culture Fund, Magdalen College Oxford, Merton College Oxford, Science Oxford, Ovada, the Communauté de Communes du Val de Drome.


metroncollaborative, residencies and solo exhibitions

2019      Installation Chemical Landscapes – MAS, Magdalen Road Art Space.

2018      Residency at Gallery 8 - Magdalen Road Studios

2016      Residency at Brisons Veor – Cape Cornwall

2013      Residency at the Lifeboat Studio, Porthleven, Cornwall, September

2012      Colour –a group exhibition at the Beldam Gallery Brunel University, London.

2011      Immediate Territory – a one day curated event at Magdalen Road Studios Arts Council supported.

2010      Chemical Reactions – metroncollaborative at Central Booking Gallery, New York

2010      Blue – metroncollaborative exhibition/workshop at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2008      concerning blue at Science Oxford, a multi disciplinary exhibition and concerning the processes, materials, and history of ultramarine with talks and a contemporary music response.

2007/8   Residency and exhibition at the Museum of Oxford,

2006/7   Improvised Maps - metron collaboration in Dispatx Arts Collective, an international curatorial platform for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature.

2006      metron 06, folding and the theory and practice of measure -a collaborative residency and exhibition at the Ovada Gallery, Oxford.

2006     Artwash Blue - an installation at the Truwash laundrette in Headington, Oxford.

2006     metron at riverhouse at the Robert Philips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames.

2006     50 over 50 - group exhibition at the University of Brighton Gallery

2006     Close to Nature  - a group exhibition in Roche sur Grane, Drome in SE France.

2005     Drome, Riviere Sauvage? - an international residency and group exhibition at Maison Ramieres, Crest, SE France, supported by Art-in-Situ, the Communauté de Communes du Val de Drome, and by Arts Council England.

2005Participation in The London Artists Book Fair

2004Brookes Contemporaries at Modern Art Oxford

2003 Concerning Time at X-Change Gallery, Oxford; a collaborative installation supported by Oxford City Council and Arts Council SE  


metroncollaborative, publications


Illegitimate objects with Oxford University Mathematics Institute.

breaking of tulips with Oxford Botanical Gardens.

rearranging Formulae with Oxford University Press

endnotes with Oxford Central Library