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/