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Nic Sandiland & Angela Woodhouse: Close Distance
8 March – 1 May, Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room, Nottingham

Nic Sandiland & Angela Woodhouse: Close Distance

Close Distance
Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse
8 March – 1 May 2017
Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room

Wollaton Park

Close Distance has been commissioned by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. The films for Close Distance have been made in collaboration with exceptional dancers Martina Conti, Kristian Tirsgaard, Vanio Papadelli, and Alice Labant.

Created for the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall, with its views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of an area of the house rarely visited by the public.

Artists Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse have taken inspiration from the building’s history and inhabitants. 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. All these elements find synergy in this atmospheric installation.

…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.

To visit Close Distance, please book on to one of the special ‘Talk and View’ events, taking place every Wednesday and Saturday between 8 March and 1 May 2017, please see details below.


Close Distance Talk and View*

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1pm and 3pm

£3 per person, to make an advance booking please click here, for details please call Colette Griffin on 0115 876 1433. Each ‘Talk and View’ will be conducted by a Nottingham-based artist or performer and last for approximately 45 minutes, to include time to view the work. Tickets can also be bought on site on the day of your visit.

* Close Distance can also be seen during Wollaton’s existing Prospect Room tours, taking place at 12 noon and 2pm daily (£5 per person). Tickets can be bought on site on the day of your visit.


Artist Talk
with Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse
29 April 2017, 1-2pm, Prospect Room

For 20 years, artist Caroline Broadhead and choreographer Angela Woodhouse have created a number of acclaimed and ambitious works, often in response to historic sites. Here they offer an in-depth look at Close Distance and their research that has informed the exhibition.

The Prospect Room is only accessible via a spiral staircase and so Illuminate, Nottingham Museums’ Young Arts Collective, have made a short film that documents the making of Close Distance. This will be shown on the fully accessible ground floor of the Hall, along with embroidered costume from the museum's Middleton loan collection, which has inspired the artists.

*Close Distance is part of Dance4’s Nottdance festival, taking place between 8–12 March. Nottdance 2017, Nottingham’s festival of choreographic ideas foregrounding new works, discourse and research will be five days of unexpected provocations, a place where pioneering ideas begin.

Image Credits: Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse, Close Distance (detail), 2017, image credit Nic Sandiland; Caroline Broadhead, Close Distance (detail), 2017, photo credit Jack Cole