A Green and Pleasant Land - Towner Gallery


A Green and Pleasant Land exhibition at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne - © Andrew Newson

A Green and Pleasant Land

British Landscape and the Imagination: 19790s to Now

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition

30 September 2017 - 21 January 2018 (FREE)

I had the pleasure of visiting a great exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.

Somehow I missed this when it first opened at the end of September, which I'm a little annoyed about as they also hosted a talk with some of the artists involved, I think this would have been really good. However I am so pleased I managed to see this exhibition and such wonderful artworks.

If you have an interest in art photography, especially relating to the landscape then this is an absolute must-see! Highly recommended.

The exhibition is mainly still photography, but there are some great film works, sculpture and painting. On display is work from over 50 artists all whom interpret urban and rural landscape with their own cultural, political or spiritual ideologies.

This major survey exhibition focuses on artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape and its relationship to identity, place and time. Exploring how artists interpret urban and rural landscape through the lens of their own cultural, political or spiritual ideologies, the exhibition reveals the inherent tensions between landscape represented as a transcendental or spiritual place, and one rooted in social and political histories.

Artists included in the exhibition: Keith Arnatt, Gerry Badger, Craig Barker, John Blakemore, Henry Bond and Liam Gillick, Paul Caponigro, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Davies, Susan Derges, Mark Edwards, Anna Fox, Melanie Friend, Hamish Fulton, Fay Godwin, Andy Goldsworthy, Paul Graham, Mishka Henner, Paul Hill, Robert Judges, Angela Kelly, Chris Killip, John Kippin, Karen Knorr, Ian Macdonald, Ron McCormick, Mary McIntyre, Peter Mitchell, Raymond Moore, John Myers, Martin Parr, Mike Perry, Ingrid Pollard, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Emily Richardson, Ben Rivers, Simon Roberts, Paul Seawright, Andy Sewell, Theo Simpson, Graham Smith, Jem Southam, Jo Spence, John Stezaker, Paddy Summerfield, The Caravan Gallery, Chris Wainwright, Patrick Ward, Clare Woods and Donovan Wylie.