Take a trip to Faerie Land… 

We’ve just been to see a new exhibition located in the Forum building on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

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The Faerie Land is inspired by the poet Michael Drayton’s 17th century epic topographical poem of England and Wales, Poly-Olbion, accompanied by a series of maps created by William Hole.

 

This magical exhibition explores the relationship between landscape and British identity and how Drayton’s evocation of history and folklore ripples through our lives today.
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The Faerie Land exhibition is the result of a collaborative effort between researchers in the University’s English Department, led by Professor Andrew McRae, Professor of Renaissance Studies, and Flash of Splendour, an arts education organisation who has been working with six South West special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to create a fantastical display of art work.

 

Cartographic artist Stephen Walter and painter David McInnes have also responded to the project and juxtaposed contemporary work with the original 17th century imagery, providing the opportunity to view Hole’s maps up-close for the first time.

 

The exhibition will be running from the 7th October to the 20th November 2015 so make sure you don’t miss out.

 

For more event information go to: http://www.artsandcultureexeter.co.uk/event/1003/the-faerie-land/

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