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Diana Forster: Such A Long Journey | The North Wall Arts Centre

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Location: The North Wall Arts Centre

Address: South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN

Start Date: 10th September 2021

End Date: 25th September 2021

Times: 10am to 4pm Monday - Friday, 12pm to 4pm Saturdays, closed Sundays

Entry Fee: Entry is free, no booking required

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.

Originally presented as part of Oxford International Women’s Festival (OIWF) 2021: Women Creating Landscapes (Feb-Mar 2021).

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