Forever Fields Open Art Exhibition and Archive
6pm – 8pm, Friday 24th November 2023
at Worton Hall, Worton Park nr Cassington, OX29 4SU
10.30am – 7pm Saturday 25th and 10.30am – 4pm Sunday 26th November 2023
Entrance free and all welcome
The Forever Fields Project Team is very excited to announce the Open Art Exhibition. Showcasing people’s creative response to our countryside, we are celebrating the beauty, productivity and bio-diversity of the fields and settlements that will be lost for 42 years under solar panels if Botley West Solar Power Station is built.
Forever Fields plans to create an Archive of all the work exhibited, which will stand as a record for future generations of the nature of the landscape and how people responded and celebrated it today. Our countryside is valuable to us in myriad ways and we want this to be known and not forgotten.
One of the largest art exhibitions in the area for many years is taking place next weekend, featuring 150 works of painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, installations, words and music.
It’s 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, have made their contributions.
Forever Fields is also creating a Digital Archive from the artworks, 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.