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A mother waering a hooded towelling dressing gown holds a child in her arms. She seems to gaze at the child, but is really looking at her phone screen.

Oliver Jones - #motherandchild

Pastel on paper, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

A mother waering a hooded towelling dressing gown holds a child in her arms. She seems to gaze at the child, but is really looking at her phone screen.

Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones at Pershore Abbey 

17 February - 30 March 2022

No booking is required. 

 

About the exhibition

After a highly successful showing at National Trust’s Berrington Hall as part of the exhibition ‘Skin Deep,’ two important works by Oliver Jones are being shown at Pershore Abbey for a limited period.

Oliver Jones works in pastel chalk, a medium commonly associated with intimate portraiture and gentle landscapes, rather than large formats or monumental triptychs. His works defy expectations: they are large, but also highly charged.

The two works, #motherandchild and Divine have been selected as they undoubtedly present similarities with certain forms of religious art. The pieces address how different forms of communication can contain social messages about who we are and how we relate to each other. In these cases, looking at body image, the impact of social media and self-image/self-worth.

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Venue

Pershore Abbey
Church Walk
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1BL
UK
01386 552071
office@pershoreabbey.org.uk
http://pershoreabbey.org.uk

Open every day from 8am to 5.30pm.

Please be mindful that as a place of worship, occasionally there will be funerals or memorial services. On these occasions we would ask you explore the lovely town of Pershore and return a little later.

Entry to the Abbey is free of charge. We do however invite you to make a donation towards the running costs and conservation of this important historic building.