A number of acclaimed artists are collaborating to create a new exhibition celebrating Wollaton Hall and its history.

The Close Distance exhibition opens on Wednesday March 8 and has been especially commissioned by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

It will take residence in the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall offering views across the surrounding park and city.

Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse are some of the artists involved and describe the installation as, “Images will shift from the open landscape to the enclosed and restricted spaces in which the servants were confined, indicating the labours and life that differentiated the people, their roles and their position in the 17th century household.”

Sandiland and Woodhouse have worked with image, sound, and movement to create a series of intimate film works that are integrated with Broadhead’s reinvented found objects.

The rooftop Prospect Room
The rooftop Prospect Room

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “This is a fantastic and unusual way for visitors to experience the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall.

“It is also a real opportunity to see one of the rooms that the public see least often.

“By using artists to tell stories in this innovative way, we hope visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the building and the families who once lived there.”

Details such as 17th century embroidered costumes belonging to the Middleton family who once lived in the Hall are some of the items explored and inspiration drawn from.

Visitors can book onto the 45minute ‘Talk and View’ events taking place between 1pm and 3pm every Wednesday and Saturday or alternatively Close Distance can also be seen during prospect room tours taking place at 12noon and 2pm daily.

For more details call 0115 876 1433 or visit the website.