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Exhibition: The Thicks - Yesterday's Tomorrow by Jeremy Young

Sat 17 Feb – Mon 28 May 2018

Part of Spring 2018

Opening times:
17 February to 28 March, open pre- and post-concert only
29 March to 28 May, open daily 10am to 5.30pm (4.30pm on Sundays) and to the end of each concert


The Thicks – yesterday’s tomorrow is an on going series of photographs being made in Staverton Forest.

An area of the forest, The Thicks, has been unmanaged for the last two hundred years and now contains many oak stumps overgrown by holly and birch. Recognition of the value of the biodiversity within The Thicks makes it a particularly important landscape, a significant landscape for our future. The Thicks – yesterday’s tomorrow is a collection of photographic ‘portraits’ of the oaks. The collection of square images brings an order to a chaotic landscape, encourages a comparative study of the individual oaks and collectively they emphasise the importance of this valuable landscape.

The Thicks – yesterday’s tomorrow suggests the significance of an environmental time – a time concerned with the past, present and the future.