Exhibition

Diana Forster: Such a Long Journey

22 Apr 2020 – 4 May 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 16:00
Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Friday
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday
12:00 – 16:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

The North Wall Arts Centre

Oxford, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 10 mins by bus from central Oxford; 15 mins on bike

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In 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, Stalin’s troops invaded eastern Poland. A million Polish people were forced from their homes at gunpoint and sent to labour camps in Siberia. Diana Forster’s mother and grandparents were among them.

Diana avoids showing traumatic, disturbing images in her installations and prints as they can turn viewers away. If we accept a role for art in presenting subsequent generations with the realities of war, we have to find new ways of engaging audiences and Diana does this through formal qualities which draw the viewers’ attention while the work is gradually understood.

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