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Following the new guidance issued by the government, Modern Art Oxford will be closed from Wednesday 23 December, until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery as soon as we can.

Wythamscapes: People, Place and Nature


This July, musicians Eric Clarke, Bruno Guastalla, Melissa Holding and Julian Masters spent a sunny weekend making music and recording the sounds of Oxford University owned, Wytham Woods. One of the most researched areas of woodland in the world, Wytham Woods has recently become a site of art making and experimentation as part of Future Knowledge, our current exhibition exploring creative responses to climate change. 

Live at Modern Art Oxford on the evening of Thursday 11 October, the musicians performed Wythamscapes, their resulting sound installation exploring relationships between people, sound, place and nature by juxtaposing a 24-hour cycle of the sounds of the woods with discrete episodes of sound and music. 

Visitors to Future Knowledge can experience Wythamscapes in our Middle Gallery until 28 October as part of the immersive installation How Nature Builds.

You can also listen to the full soundscape here (headphones recommended!).