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Time Will Tell

An exhibition of contemporary art commissioned and curated by Meadow Arts

Dorothy Cross - Everest Shark

Cast shark, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

Justine Cook - Ghost Room

Steel frame and fishing line, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

Rebecca Farkas - Thereby Hangs a Tale

Projected images, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

John M Robinson - Holofernes Finter gives a lecture on the demise of Richard Croft 1818

Oil on canvas, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

Time Will Tell

9 March - 3 November 2013

Artists as guides

Meadow Arts is proud to present a series of events and an evolving exhibition in the stables, parkland and castle at Croft entitled Time will Tell.

Time Will Tell explores the creative tensions between the 'science' of history and archaeology on the one hand, and tales, stories or memories on the other; thereby revealing layers and gaps in the notion of the past.

Croft Castle itself is a fascinating patchwork of periods, which can be read in the variety of styles of the building and also in the landscape. Around Croft a multitude of stories and tales abound, as well as a wealth of archaeological finds and a distinguished, well-documented family history.

Artists' residencies are at the core of Time will Tell. A number of artists were invited to spend time at Croft throughout 2012 to steep themselves in its life and times. Some have spent time speaking with visitors or the local population; some have chosen to explore various storylines, true or false, linked to Croft; some have gone further afield, either discovering the landscape or the environs. The audience was invited to witness, experience and be part of the creative process behind the artists' work.

Time will Tell continues until November 2013 with a full count of finished works and new commissions from all of the artists in residence. The works in the exhibition explore the way we look at history and the way we represent it, responding to the rich layers of Croft's history and offering a new way of connecting with Croft's past and present.


Anne de Charmant

Director Meadow Arts






Croft Castle
Near Leominster

The front of Croft Castle in Herefordshire with a blue sky behind it

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You can add your own stories, memories or historical information about Croft Castle to The View From Here blog, click here to visit it

Read Holly Davey's beautiful and moving Letters from the Front. If you have war letters of your own to share, you can add them too. Click here to visit Letters from the Front

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