Places, people and communities are often the starting point for the most powerful contemporary art. Engaging and inspirational, the works in Local Stories reassert the importance of the local and the everyday. From Mexico to Oxford, the artists represent, document or interpret fragments of real experience. In the process, richly diverse stories are created or await our imaginative discovery. Resisting uniformity, the personal, social and political cohere in an art that is at once responsive and open to changing times. This is a fully illustrated catalogue exploring the work of the seven exhibiting artists. Printed in an edition of 1,000.