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This Fractured Land

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In this fascinating new exhibition five visual artists explore the changing landscape of England from different perspectives.

Inspired by its history and imaginative power, the artists, Lian Chan, Ellie Laycock, Jane Peacock, Ellie Reid and Caroline Thomson, look at the land from a geological, historical, social and mythological point of view. With access to the Museum’s collections, the work that they have created specifically for this exhibition encompasses themes of storytelling, the ancient past, social conflict over land, the uncertain future of climate change and the emotional power of the land itself.

On display alongside their work which includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and film will be objects from the collections that inspired them, including paintings by the war artist John Nash, items of crime and punishment, long-buried gold coins and rocks and fossils from the deep past.

Sam Mason, CEO of Discover Bucks Museum, says:

‘We have been delighted to work with the artists on This Fractured Land exhibition and the wonderful work they’ve created has interpreted the museum collections in exciting new ways. With themes of history and storytelling and references to the woodlands of the Chilterns this promises to be an intriguing, vibrant and thought-provoking show.’

There are a number of events linked to this exciting exhibition, check the Museum website for full information.


30th March @ 10:00 am
7th July @ 4:00 pm
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