Woodhorn Museum presents The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) running from the 18 March till the 9 July.
Woodhorn Museum's colliery site provides a poignant environment to experience Jeremy Deller's artwork about the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between striking miners and police which took place during the 1984/5 Miners' Strike.
Artist Jeremy Deller compares the Miners' Strike to the Civil War ‘It would not be an exaggeration to say that the strike, like a civil war, had a traumatically divisive effect at all levels of life in the UK.’
Jeremy Deller's artwork The Battle of Orgreave, was a spectacular recreation of that day, orchestrated for Deller by a historical re-enactment expert. Nearly 1000 people took part in the event, including former miners and former policemen.
The exhibition includes a timeline of the miners' strike alongside objects, images and audio recordings from the artist's archive research material and a documentary film of the re-enactment, directed by Mike Figgis. The Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am till 5pm and is just off the A189 in Ashington.
For more information visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com/jeremy-deller-the-battle-of-orgreave-(an-injury-to-one-is-an-injury-to-all-2001/