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The Art Five Partners with Meakin + Parsons Oxford in 2022

Meakin + Parsons | Oxford opens new gallery in 2022, in partnership with The Art Five

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The Art Five is delighted to partner with Oxfordshire gallery Meakin + Parsons to open a new gallery in Oxford, at16 North Parade in Oxford from February 2022.

Expanding on their space in West Oxfordshire, established in 2018 to exhibit Modern and Contemporary Art, this exciting next stage for Meakin + Parsons sees the addition of a new partner to the gallery: Hannah Payne of The Art Five who will be presenting emerging contemporary artists as part of the Meakin + Parsons gallery programme of exhibitions. Lucy Meakin will also continue their advisory service, helping private clients with building and managing their collections, and Ben Parsons will focus on the modern and contemporary programme alongside the gallery’s strong secondary market activity.

Meakin + Parsons Gallery will open in February 2022 with a group exhibition, curated in collaboration with Hannah Payne and titled ‘Here We Go’. The exhibition will run from 11th February – 11th March and features 15 contemporary artists with a selection of paintings, works on paper, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

Artists include: Carl Anderson, Dominic Beattie, Christopher Brooks, Ham Darroch, Ann-Marie James, Jillian Knipe, Anna Liber Lewis, Zanny Mellor, Barbara Nicholls, Charley Peters, Bridget Riley, Toby Twiss, Robin Walden, Eleanor May Watson, and Emily Wolfe.

This will be followed by a series of solo exhibitions, the first being a Bridget Riley print show in March 2022

In addition to the exhibition space the new gallery will include an artist’s studio dedicated to a series of artist residencies. The first artist in the studio is Oxford-based Emily Wolfe, which will follow with a solo show of new works.

Meakin + Parsons’ new gallery joins a vibrant scene of independent shops and artisan producers along the recently pedestrianised North Parade, with neighbours including Barefoot Bakery, Brew Oxford, Oxford Clayhouse, and 2 North Parade Produce. The new gallery is also located near to Oxford’s leading arts and cultural institutions, The Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers Museum, and Modern Art Oxford.

The founders of Meakin + Parsons are Lucy Meakin and Ben Parsons, who between them have more than 30 years experience in the art world. Meakin was a specialist in Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s London, and also worked in sales at several blue-chip galleries including Timothy Taylor Gallery (London), and Michael Reid (Sydney), before setting up a private art advisory business 12 years ago. Parsons was Director of Karsten Schubert Gallery for a decade, where he worked with high-profile contemporary artists including Bridget Riley and Alison Wilding. He moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to become Sales Director of Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, returning to the UK in 2015 to work as a private dealer and consultant, and co-founded Meakin + Parsons in 2018. He has also held the position of VIP Director of London Art Fair for the past 4 years.

Here We Go

Exhibition at Meakin + Parsons | Oxford

In collaboration with Hannah Payne

11th February – 11th March 2022

Private View: Friday 11th February 4 - 8pm & Saturday 12th February 12 - 4pm

Gallery open times:

Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm


Meakin & Parsons | Oxford

16 North Parade Avenue,

Oxford, OX2 6LX


Ben Parsons

07432 801 256

Lucy Meakin

Hannah Payne


About Meakin + Parsons

Ben Parsons spent nearly 10 years as director of Karsten Schubert who represented Bridget Riley, Alison Wilding, Robert Holyhead, Ann-Marie James amongst others before joining LA gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran as Sales director in 2013. After returning to the UK in 2015 Ben work as a private dealer and consultant until opening the doors of Meakin + Parsons in West Oxfordshire in 2018, working with Christopher Brooks, Ham Darroch, Robert Holyhead, Bridget Riley, Emily Wolfe, Ann-Marie James, Toby Twiss and Robin Walden.

Lucy Meakin has over 22 years’ experience working in the art world. She was a specialist in Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s London, and also worked in sales at several blue-chip galleries including Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, and Michael Reid in Sydney, Australia. For the last 12 years Lucy has run a thriving private art advisory business, building collections for private and corporate clients in the UK and overseas.

About Hannah Payne, The Art Five

Hannah established The Art Five in 2020, a consultancy specialising in contemporary art exhibitions and curation, programming, and collaborations working with emerging contemporary artists.

Hannah has a background of 20 years in the art and cultural sector in Oxford and London at leading UK institutions and art businesses including Blenheim Palace, Royal Academy of Arts, Olympia International Art & Antiques Fairs, and John Jones London. From 2015-19 Hannah directed the Art Programme at leading art lighting specialists TM Lighting at their Gallery in London presenting exhibitions with emerging and mid-career artists and collaborations with contemporary art galleries. In 2020 Hannah went on to join Zuleika Gallery (Oxford and London) as a Director, as well as consulting for Aleph Contemporary (London), and most recently, Programming consultancy for London Art Fair 2021/22. Hannah is on the Advisory Board of University of the Arts London’s Made in Arts London, a non-profit organisation supporting graduating artists, and is a member of the Association of Women in the Arts.

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