Gallery Talk: Shifting Aesthetics in Landscape Painting

with Rebecca Partridge, Hannah Brown and Narbi Price

Friday 13 August 2021

In the gallery & online


Artists Rebecca Partridge, Hannah Brown and Narbi Price in conversation on shifting aesthetics in landscape painting.

Rebecca Partridge, Hannah Brown and Narbi Price are exhibiting in ‘Unkempt’, an exhibition recognising the advent of a changing aesthetic in landscape – one that is by its nature wild, messy and more empathetic to the environment. ‘Unkempt’ showcases established and emerging artists whose work invites questions on how aesthetics can preconfigure our opinion about the environment and help us to discover a different way of finding beauty in our landscape.

Rebecca Partridge is an artist, writer and curator who has been exhibiting internationally since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2007. Her practice explores romantiscism and the sublime in contemporary landscape.

Hannah Brown’s paintings draw on the English landscape tradition. Brown started painting landscapes during her masters in sculpture at the Royal College of Art between 2004 – 06. She lives and works in London and teaches at Central st Martins. She was selected for John Moores Painting Prize in 2020.

Narbi Price is a painter based in Newcastle. He was the Journal Culture Awards Visual Artist of the Year 2018, and the winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017. He was featured in Phaidon’s Vitamin P3 – New Perspectives in Painting and was a prizewinner in the John Moores Painting Prize 2012. He has recently completed an AHRC funded PhD at Newcastle University in partnership with Woodhorn Museum.