Weimin He (DPhil/RE) was born in Heilongjiang, Northeast China. He studied art from an early age and worked as a professional artist in Heilongjiang Museum of Art before coming to the UK in 1999. He was awarded a DPhil at the University of Ulster in 2005. In the same year he moved to Oxford, where he worked as a Christensen Fellow of Chinese Painting at the Ashmolean Museum until 2008 and then worked for eight months as artist-in-residence at the Museum. From 2009 to 2015 he worked as artist-in-residence at the Oxford University Estates Services. He has been artist-in-residence at Green Templeton College since 2018.

Weimin’s artworks have been widely exhibited and collected worldwide, including the British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the China National Gallery.


After the trail ends, most of the life-sized oxen (and a selection of mini oxen) will be sold at a hoof-biting live auction to raise crucial funds for Sobell House Hospice.

The lucky new owners will then take their moo-gnificent ox to its forever home.

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