The Secret Staircase | University of Oxford

The Secret Staircase

Speaker
Caroline Isgar and Michèle Roberts
Event date
2 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
Event time
10:00 - 19:00
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Private Dining Rooms

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The Secret Staircase is an exhibition/installation by artist Caroline Isgar and writer Michèle Roberts. Inspired by the eighteenth-century tokens left by mothers with their babies at the Foundling Hospital in London (and previously shown there) it comprises artefacts, an incised table-top which also serves as a woodblock, a woodcut, a text, and an artist’s book, and explores mother-child separation in our own day.

There will be a private view and informal talk
by Michèle Roberts and Caroline Isgar
on Friday 14 October 2016 at 5.30 pm. All welcome.

Exhibition runs from Sunday 2 October to Friday 21 October 2016. Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the Lodge on 01865 274100 beforehand.