This Fractured Land

Until 7 July 2024

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In this fascinating new exhibition five visual artists explore the changing landscape of England from different perspectives.

Inspired by its history and imaginative power, the artists, Lian Chan, Ellie Laycock, Jane Peacock, Ellie Reid and Caroline Thomson, look at the land from a geological, historical, social and mythological point of view. With access to the Museum’s collections, the work that they have created specifically for this exhibition encompasses themes of storytelling, the ancient past, social conflict over land, the uncertain future of climate change and the emotional power of the land itself.

On display alongside their work which includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and film will be objects from the collections that inspired them, including paintings by the war artist John Nash, items of crime and punishment, long-buried gold coins and rocks and fossils from the deep past.

Sam Mason, CEO of Discover Bucks Museum, says:

‘We have been delighted to work with the artists on This Fractured Land exhibition and the wonderful work they’ve created has interpreted the museum collections in exciting new ways. With themes of history and storytelling and references to the woodlands of the Chilterns this promises to be an intriguing, vibrant and thought-provoking show.’


This Fractured Land Book

A fully illustrated book based on the exhibition is available from the museum, priced £15.







This Fractured Land Events

Artists Talk and Tour – Saturday 11 May, 12pm – 1.30pm

The artists will give a FREE panel talk followed by a guided tour of the exhibition which will be an opportunity to hear about their inspiration and themes in the exhibition.

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Whiteleaf Walk – Saturday 1 June, 10am – 12pm

Artist Lian Chan will lead a guided walk around Whiteleaf exploring the sites painted by John and Paul Nash and sharing how their paintings and story have influenced her work in the exhibition.

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This exhibition is included in your Museum or your Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery ticket. Children go FREE in the Museum.

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20 July – 3 November 2024
13 July 2024, 11am – 3pm

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