Art meets history in quirky new exhibition

An eye-catching new exhibition contrasting works of art with real-life historical objects has opened at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.

The display, titled ‘Juxtaposition’, pairs off contemporary craft items with counterpart museum artefacts in a quirky and informative way, offering new perspectives to visitors.

It features work from the prestigious Southern Arts Crafts collection including artists Kate Malone, John Makepeace, Carol Waller and many more. Objects from the museum’s own collections were chosen to bring their unique stories to bear - whether personal, historical or technological.

Fascinating items

The council’s Cabinet Member for Cultural Services Lorraine Lindsay-Gale said: “This exhibition offers something for everyone, with superb artistry and fascinating historical items alongside each other. I’d encourage everyone to go along and visit over the summer.”

The exhibition was co-curated by local artist Anne Griffiths and will be on show at the Oxfordshire Museum until 30 October.