St Brendan's Voyage: an exhibition of woodcut prints by Maz Jackson

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17 October - 15 November
The Link Gallery, West Downs Centre, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5FT

An exhibition of woodcut prints by international award-winning artist Maz Jackson inspired by the story of St Brendan, a 5th century Irish abbot who is said to have discovered America 400 years before the Vikings and 800 years before Columbus.

In the 1970's, explorer Tim Severin proved Brendan's North Atlantic journey was possible, sailing a leather currach from Ireland to Newfoundland, via Shetland, Iceland and Greenland.

The exhibition forms part of Reimagining the voyage of St Brendan in today's world of homelessness and refugees, a series of four events resulting from a collaboration between international award-winning practitioners Maz and dramatist Peter Billingham, Professor of Modern Drama and Performance at the University of Winchester.

Maz Jackson has spent a lifetime drawing and painting in rural Norfolk. The landscape, history and its people enrich her imagery which can be interpreted in many ways and relate to many cultures across the globe.

The exhibition is free to attend, no booking necessary.

The Link Gallery is open weekdays: 9am-6pm, Saturdays: 10am-4pm, Sundays by prior arrangement (email visualart@winchester).

Other events in the series include The Drowned and the Saved, a play by Peter Billingham, directed by Martin Jakeman with original music written and performed by Alexis Bennett, and Beyond Boundaries, an exhibition of paintings by Maz Jackson to complement performances of the play. The collaboration will conclude with a one-day symposium open to all and a final performance of the play.

More information and booking details here.

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