New signage for Marcham Centre

MCG has commissioned an artist to create a new sign for Marcham Centre

Marcham Community Group researched the project and interviewed four candidates to design and create our Marcham Centre artwork. Suzanne O'Driscoll was our chosen candidate.

Suzanne O'Driscoll is a local artist who has worked on many public art projects around Oxfordshire. She is going to create some different artwork options for signage for the new Centre and we will be approaching village groups to help choose the final design.

About Suzanne

Suzanne O'Driscoll studied Painting in London, at the Central School of Art and as a postgraduate at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her work has been influenced by travel giving her a wide range of source material. Her interest in strong colour began in her early work with travel to South America. Researching collecting and piecing together visual imagery is part of her working process.

In mid career Suzanne began working in metal, using her drawings to inspire many large scale sculptures. She has gained a reputation in this area, working on a number of varied, and often challenging public art commissions. Suzanne works closely with her team of fabricators, engineers, lighting consultants and other experts. She sees a project through all the development stages, from initial ideas to final installation. Originally growing up in Oxfordshire Suzanne moved back to the county, and her latest studio is in Bladon, near Woodstock.

Suzanne is looking forward to working on this new project at the Marcham Centre and creating the artworks for the community of Marcham.

Section 106 Grant Funding

Under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, contributions can be sought from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure, the need for which has arisen as a result of a new development taking place. This funding is commonly known as 'Section 106'.

In this case, Marcham Community Group has applied for S106 money which has been paid by local developers specifically for art projects. The Vale of the White Horse D.C. holds these funds for local use and has awarded a grant to Marcham for the artwork at the Marcham Centre.

For more information on S106 go to

Suzanne O'Driscoll: Kingsmere
Suzanne O'Driscoll: Kingsmere

Suzanne O'Driscoll: Oxford installation
Suzanne O'Driscoll: Chapel Street installation

Suzanne O'Driscoll: Abbey Meadow pool entrance
Suzanne O'Driscoll: Chain Hill, Wantage