Landscape rebels

Watt, Jane and Barnet, Susan (2023) Landscape rebels. [Show/Exhibition]

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Jane Watt and Susan Barnet's contemporary video Longshore Drift about coast erosion on Orford Ness is shown alongside Turner’s Walton Bridges together with work by John Constable, as well as two works by Claude Monet from the National Gallery and a number of works from Colchester & Ipswich Museum's collection and archive, as well as contemporary art works from national and international artists.

This exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich curated by Emma Roodhouse, explores how human impacts, including the climate crisis, are changing the landscape. How has it been depicted by artists, makers and people from Suffolk to across the world. How can art address the climate crisis?

This group exhibition takes as it's starting point Joseph Mallord William Turner's painting Walton Bridges, 1806, acquired in 2019 by Norfolk Museums Service working in partnership with Colchester and Ipswich Museums, and with funding provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other grant-giving bodies.

The artworks in the exhibition are shown with natural history, costume, and global stories from the Ipswich collections to spark discussion and debate about our natural world. It shows the wide range of creative responses to the landscape. The title is a reference to the ground-breaking nature of working outdoors – a rebellious act in Turner’s day – and addresses issues around the climate crisis. The notion of landscape in this context may be broad, to include urban as well as rural landscapes, biodiversity, coastal erosion, human impact on the landscape and adapting to a changing environment.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: art video, coastal erosion, Orford Ness, exhibition, landscape, climate change, Turner, Monet, Constable, Pisarro, Christchurch Mansion
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Jane Watt
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2023 10:10
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2023 10:10

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