Diana Forster: Such a Long Journey

10 September 2021
25 September 2021
The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade

Diana Forster: Such a Long Journey at The North Wall Arts Centre

About Diana Forster: Such a Long Journey

In 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, Stalin’s troops invaded eastern Poland.

A million Polish people were forced from their homes at gunpoint and sent to labour camps in Siberia. Diana Forster’s mother and grandparents were among them.

Diana Forster avoids showing traumatic, disturbing images in her installations and prints as they can turn viewers away.

If we accept a role for art in presenting subsequent generations with the realities of war, we have to find new ways of engaging audiences, and Diana does this through formal qualities which draw the viewers’ attention while the work is gradually understood.


Admission Free

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