Submitted by lorraine.horne on September 17, 2020 - 09:56

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Saturday, 19 September 2020 to Sunday, 8 November 2020
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sun 2-5pm
Banbury townscape by Kenneth Moore c1979

Distance is on everyone’s minds. Distance from family, distance from friends, distance from colleagues and strangers and with new laws coming into effect, distance is now ingrained in our daily existence.

Inspired by this new normal, we explored the Oxfordshire Museums Service’s collections in search of artworks that convey the concept of distance. Drawn from many artists, periods and employing a variety of styles and media, the works displayed are brought together by this concept.

Distance is explored through Oxfordshire landscapes townscapes and through depictions of events and activities. Some distant views, such as Kenneth Moore’s intricately detailed aerial depiction of redbrick Banbury, are extensive. Whilst in other works, the distance is glimpsed through an arch or a doorway from more intimate surroundings.

In addition to work by well-known artists including William Turner of Oxford and Stanley Anderson, the exhibition includes items from the collections in the care of the Museums Service that have not previously been on public display.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

t: 01993 814106
e: oxonmuseum@oxfordshire.gov.uk
w: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/museums
The Oxfordshire Museum
Park St, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1SN

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