Exhibition held 24-26 November 2023 at Worton Hall
Begbroke, Bladon, Cassington, Cumnor, Eynsham, Farmoor, Freeland, Glympton, Hanborough, Tackley, Woodstock, Wootton, Yarnton
To create a Forever Fields Art Exhibition later in 2023 where the paintings, drawings, photographs, sound recordings and video can be seen and heard by the general public.
To create a Digital Art Archive of our precious local landscape in case it is needed as an important reference point in returning the land to green space and countryside in the future.
‘Forever Fields’ Art Exhibition: 24 - 26 November 2023, at Worton Hall, Cassington OX29 4SU
One of the largest art exhibitions in the area for many years took place at the end of November 2023. It was a fantastic success, featuring more than 160 works of painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, installations, words and music.
It was the overwhelming response by local people who were invited to express their feelings about the prospect of losing 3,400 acres of our countryside to Botley West Solar Farm. Over 90 artists, both professional and amateur, made their contributions.
The event was attended by over 1100 people during the two days and one evening that it was open. An indication of the strength of feeling for the land and the threat that is currently hanging over it. Visitors were encouraged to add their thoughts and comments to a large board (the size of a solar panel) to form an ‘extra’ work of art.
These have been recorded and will be added to the Digital Archive that Forever Fields is creating from the artworks and the event, so that if this gigantic power station is built, when the developer has to restore the fields after 40 years, there is a unique and accurate record of what was here.
The Forever Fields team would like to thank all of the contributors, artists and others who helped to make this an extraordinary event.
We will keep you posted with any further plans.