Filmed and edited by David Bickerstaff
HD Video | 16:9 | 15 min 40 sec
The Museum of the White Horse was a personal
response by artist Tania Kovats to our historic and ongoing fascination
with the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire. This documentary
follows Tania to White Horse Hill, Newbury Races and the Natural
History Museum, where she speaks about the concepts behind the development
of the Museum and her continuing engagement with drawing and landscape.
Between August and December 2007, the Museum
Of the White Horse visited ten locations across southern England.
This included White Horse Hill, the Uffington White Horse Show,
Cheltenham and Newbury racecourses, Peer in Hackney, The Natural
History Museum London, The University Museum Oxford, and various
other regional and local museums. More than 5,000 visitors came
through the Museum.
The Museum of the White Horse was commissioned
by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art in collaboration
with the School of Archaeology and Department for Continuing Education
at the University of Oxford and with the support of Arts Council
England, English Heritage, The Leverhulme Trust, The National Trust,
Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Exhibition Services, Tom Brown’s
School Museum, Vale of White Horse District Council, Van Houten
Fund and the White Horse Brewery.
Showing 27 September - 2 November 2008, Catch
This, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire
Sculpture Park, Wakefield WF4 4LG.
For further information please visit www.museumofthewhitehorse.org.uk.