A Pleasant Land

Jermaine Francis X Pembroke College JCR Art Collection

A special edition signed print by Jermaine Francis can be purchased here to support the work of Photography Oxford (charity no. 1154142).

Photographer and artist, Jermaine Francis’s specially commissioned body of work interrogates the idea of the Pastoral Landscape, as a space of neutrality - politically & ideologically - where the relationship of the Black presence is alien, due to its historical absence.


By re-presenting the traditional aesthetics of the Pastoral, using a combination of strategies, repositioning the Black figure within the frame, and disrupting the viewing experience, Francis encourages the viewer to reconsider the perception of the English rural, and the role of landscape in the traditional narrative of English History.

14 - 30 April 2023

Fri, Sat, Sun 14.00 - 16.00

Pembroke College JCR Art Gallery, 5 Brewer St, OX1 1QN

Wheelchair accessible. Not accessible for mobility scooters


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