5 MAY – 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

Official View © The estate of Claude Cahun

  • Activism, trespass, and the climate emergency. Take a fresh look at the British Landscape and the art it inspires

From rural raves in Castlemorton to anti-nuclear protests at Greenham Common, this exhibition presents a radical view of the British landscape in art.

Expanding on landscape art as being limited to paintings of lush green hills, enjoy art that reflects the diversity of the British Landscape and the communities that inhabit it.

Radical Landscapes features two new commissions by Davinia-Ann Robinson and Delaine Le Bas. In Rinkeni Pani (Beautiful Water), Le Bas explores her English-Romany heritage to engage with themes of trespass and climate change. Davinia-Ann Robinson’s installation Some Intimacy combines salvaged clay and sound to powerful effect.

Experience Ruth Ewan’s Back to the Fields, which brings live plants and trees into the heart of the exhibition. Immerse yourself in Gustav Metzger’s psychedelic installation Liquid Crystal Environment which harnesses the natural energies of heat and light.

See over 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films by artists including Jeremy Deller, Ingrid Pollard, Tanoa Sasraku, Derek Jarman, Hurvin Anderson, Claude Cahun, Alan Lodge and many more.LeftRight

A male figure holding a stick created using neon lights
Jeremy Deller Cerne Abbas 2019 © Courtesy the artist / The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Image courtesy of Jack Hems
Two figures - one kneeling and the small child standing - playing in the sand
Ingrid Pollard Oceans Apart 1989. Tate © Ingrid Pollard. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2022
An image inside a gallery space with plants on the floor by the window
Installation view of Ruth Ewan Back to the Fields, 2015. Photo credit: Marcus J Leith. Courtesy of Camden Art Centre
A quilt, made up of different colours including purple, blue, yellow and white, with a dove, a tent a fire, a caravan and a peace symbol embroidered on the material.
Thalia Campbell Greenham Common Peace Camp c. 1982 © Thalia Campbell Design, courtesy The Peace Museum
A group of young people at a festival
Alan Lodge Castlemorton Free Festival, Malvern, Worcestershire May 1992. 1992 © Courtesy Alan Lodge
An orange and yellow toned image of a landscape
Li Yuan-chia Untitled 1993 © Li Yuan-chia Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2022
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