Woodcraft: Art and Science at Wytham Woods Exhibition
May 12, 2012 12:00 AM
Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
|Where||Oxford University Museum of Natural History|
|Contact Name||Dr. Robin Wilson|
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An exhibition of works by Robin Wilson, Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley and Simon Clements, artists in residence at the University of Oxford’s Wytham Woods. Works will include sculpture and prints. The exhibition will run in conjunction with an associated programme of workshops, lectures and BBC radio interviews, which draw together the scientific and artistic elements of the project.
Wilson and Cholmeley have worked at Wytham Woods since 2009, having produced three solo art exhibitions to date, comprising woodblocks and linocut prints made at the woods. Simon Clements is an established sculptor in wood who is currently co-exhibiting with Robin Wilson and Rosie Cholmeley at the OneOak Exhibition in Oxford.
This exhibition is an integrated installation art-sculpture comprising the latest original hand-made woodblock prints and linocuts within a sculpted wood environment, which will be located in the Natural
History Museum. This work draws on material contained in the Wytham Collection of the Natural History Museum and from collaboration with active scientists at the Wytham, which is arguably the most studied woodland in the World.
Long-term fieldwork by the artists, generous donations of wood from Wytham and interviews with active University scientists will make this an exciting and unique collaborative exhibition.
Also included in the exhibition is a short video prepared by CEH from the ECN weekly fixed-point photographs taken in the wood. The video shows how the wood changes through the seasons.
Entry is free. The event flyer is available below.