PREVIEW: Unkempt – shifting aesthetics in representations of landscape

Friday 16 July, from 6pm

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Join us in the Long Gallery for the preview of a new exhibition recognising the advent of a changing aesthetic in landscape.

The new aesthetic which 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.

A growing awareness about the importance of biodiversity has led to a more nuanced understanding of what the landscape is for and what is means for us. As part of this the very look of our countryside is being questioned as government policy, conservation projects, and new thinking heralds a change in our national understanding of the rural idyll.

Artists: Hannah Brown, Gary Colclough, Tim Craven, John Davies, Laurence Edwards, Tyga Helme, Kurt Jackson, Richard Hoare, Narbi Price, Rebecca Partridge, Yan Wang Preston, Tuesday Riddell, Daphne Todd, Antony Williams.

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