27th July 2019
Erebus and Aether Exhibition
A collection of contemporary art from ESA.
Esa is concerned with how the human existence is adapting to this technological age. She merges the intelligences of the technology and nature to see what kind of visual language emerges – with the aim to make some sense of our digitally submerged lives.
In the collection Esa photographs wild plants at the end of their life cycle. She uses inks and photographic processes to magnify the plants’ postures and push out the core essence embodied in their final stage of life.
These images provide us with the nature’s knowledge; and unspoken language that connects us to out primitive instincts and to the part that technology can play in bringing us closer to the intelligence and consciousness of the natural world.
Esa uses light and dark to represent the extremes from which we live in. The images start from either ta saturated brightness or from a deep blackness giving technology and opportunity to draw out the core of our true natural world.
This exhibition is the last of a three-part series that looks at the birth through life and onto death. The work is the end point; exploring the instinct to cling to life, while celebrating the beauty and peace found in death.
Free admission, donations welcome.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Wantage LEGO® Expo 2019
Running from 27 July to 31 August, there will be LEGO® models throughout the museum galleries and loads of LEGO® themed activities. Once again the Toy Planet will be providing a number of amazing displays, and there will also be an enormous LEGO® Castle.This year the expo has a theme of “Past, Present and Future”, so we are looking for submissions all the way from Romans to rockets! More details on how to submit your model for display will be coming soon so keep your eye on our social media for updates!
As well as the usual Minifigure hunts around town and the museum, there will also be the chance to take part in workshops, challenges, raffles and building a giant mosaic of King Alfred!
Keep your eyes peeled on valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk/wantagelegoexpo for more details coming soon.
Suggested donation for admission £2 per adult, £1 per child.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and please note the Museum is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.