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Paul Preece: Cloisters

Paul Preece is an Oxford based photographer and scientist. In this exhibition, Preece presents photographs of a range of gothic cloisters from Portugal, Spain and England.

The exhibition explores the fleeting nature of light as a metaphor for life, set against a backdrop of cold, hard stone that measures time in centuries. Like a beating heart, light is at its most intense in the centre of the cloister. Darkness surrounds it. The light is always within. Until, of course, it’s not. Memento Mori.

Included in the exhibition is the enigmatic work The Sacred Heart of Oseira, an image born in the 21st century but rooted in medieval mystery due to the accidental presence of divine symbols hidden in plain view.

Exhibition Tour
6 February 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Join us in the gallery for a free exhibition tour, Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Oseira, with the photographer.
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 12pm-4pm Free
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN
Wed 6 Feb 2019 to Sat 9 Mar 2019
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