FAMILIES can show off their artistic sides at a free family fun day tomorrow.

Artist Dionne Barber will be at Modern Art Oxford to host workshops inspired by the paintings of Turner award-winning Howard Hodgkin that are currently on display in the gallery.

The 27-year-old, who lives in Oxford, said: “I am fascinated in ways of seeing, how we can view the same experience from different perspectives.”

Gallery spokesman Kayleigh Hellin said the event, which runs from noon to 4pm, will have something for everyone.

She said: “Family events at Modern Art Oxford accompany every exhibition and are a great way to explore the artwork and create your own together in a relaxed and friendly environment.

“Families will be painting a piece of their own, making great use of their senses and memories to build a colourful snapshot of life.”

Those who visit the gallery tomorrow will be among the first to see many of 78-year-old Hodgkin’s works on public display.

The workshops, at the Pembroke Street gallery, are open to children of all ages, regardless of experience, and are free. Art created on the day will be displayed in the Education Room until Sunday, October 5.

In recent years the gallery has run Art in Rose Hill, a scheme aimed at getting people on the estate to embrace their creative side.

Organisers said they aimed to “broaden and enhance the gallery’s relationship with the community through working with internationally recognised artists”.

Earlier this year residents starred in a new film charting the history of the estate.

The project, by artist Maria Pask, included a series of mini-dramas, inspired by archived issues of the area’s now-defunct newsletter Rose Hill Roundabout.

People took on different roles and re-enact scenes from the estate’s past.