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The Lie of the Land: Exploring Modern British Landscapes from the Swindon Collection

19 July 2017 | 10.00 am - 18 November 2017 | 5.00 pm

| Free

The landscape is one of the most powerful and atmospheric themes in art. It can capture shared experiences of the land, transport us to new locales or challenge us with new interpretations of familiar scenes.

Many modern artists have depicted the landscape. They have sought to capture atmosphere and emotional response as well as trying to describe the topography of the land.

This exhibition brings together modern landscape paintings by Christopher Nevinson, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Mary Fedden. It also explores more experimental approaches to depicting the landscape by Richard Long, Kathy Pendergast and Joe Tilson. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and photography, dating from the 1920s to the present day, as well as a recent acquisition of a stunning landscape painting by local artist David Bent, Beach House West of Looe, purchased as part of the Creative Wiltshire project, which aims to acquire works by creative people across Swindon and Wiltshire

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can offer interesting and interactive tours of this exhibition for groups, colleges, universities and schools on Mondays. Please contact us for more information at smag@swindon.gov.uk.

Image: Robert Bevan, Back of the Granary, Poland, 1904


Below are talks associated with this exhibition.  Please click on the links for more information.

Free Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land, Friday 28 July, 12.30pm-1.00pm


19 July 2017 | 10.00 am
18 November 2017 | 5.00 pm
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