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The Measure of All Things exhibition opens

Monday, 21st July 2014

The Measure of All Things exhibition opens

The Measure of All Things, an exhibition by Hughie O'Donoghue R.A., has opened in the Chapter House as part of Westminster Abbey's plans to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The exhibition shows three large-scale powerful works in oil, which are a reflection on both World Wars, influenced by the artist's father's service in the British Army, his visits to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, and his chance find in a French antiques shop of a young woman's photo album of holidays in Northern France in 1903 and 1904.

Susan Jenkins, Curator of the Abbey Collection, who has worked with the artist to stage the exhibition, said: 'Hughie is a very empathetic and experienced artist who has co-ordinated the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It has been a pleasure working with him and his wife, Clare.'

The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, until 30th November. Entrance to the exhibition is free though admission charges apply for any entry to Westminster Abbey.

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At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

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