In 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, Stalin’s troops invaded eastern Poland. A million Polish people were forced from their homes at gunpoint and sent to labour camps in Siberia. Diana Forster’s mother and grandparents were among them.
Diana avoids showing traumatic, disturbing images in her installations and prints as they can turn viewers away. If we accept a role for art in presenting subsequent generations with the realities of war, we have to find new ways of engaging audiences and Diana does this through formal qualities which draw the viewers’ attention while the work is gradually understood.
10am-4pm Mon - Fri, 12pm - 4pm Sat, Closed Sun & Bank Holidays
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN
Wed 22 Apr 2020 to Mon 4 May 2020