Imagined Landscapes

Image Credit: City Slickers, Rae Hicks, oil on jute

RWA, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

0117 9735129
info@rwa.org.uk
http://rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2016/04/imagined-landscapes/

Saturday 06 February 2016 – Sunday 12 June 2016
Opening Hours: 10-6 tue-sat, 11-5 sun, closed monday
Admission Fee: Adults: 6.95 (includes a 70p donation) Concessions: 4.95 (includes a 50p donation) Under 16s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE Art Fund card holders: 4.50 (includes a 50p donation) PLEASE GIFT AID YOUR TICKET and help us to claim up to 25% more

Imagined Landscapes explores an alternative understanding of place in contemporary art and the role of the artist as spatial narrator, cartographer and geographer.

In response to visions of Wessex – an imagined literary place – found inInquisitive Eyes, this multi-disciplinary group exhibition visits imaginary and real spaces, where myth and memory blend and landscapes are mapped, re-imagined and collaged back together. Through fictional topographies, ancient sites and transparent borders, the exhibition explores our relationship to place, both real and imagined.

Some artists furrow through the land, extracting a sense of place from the ground itself, or use feathers, stone and chalk to evoke the physical history of a site. On the surface, these imagined landscapes reveal traces, marks and pathways, creating fissures in the land where histories are revived and new stories are created.

Environmental issues come to the fore, as tidal erosion, coastal flooding and the scars left by human cultivation create new relationships with an ever-changing landscape.

Featured artists include: Jethro Brice, Iain Biggs RWA, Stephen Felmingham, Seila Fernandez Arconada, Paul Fieldsend-Danks, Paul Gough RWA, Lydia Halcrow, Tim Harrisson RWA, Rae Hicks, Eileen Lawrence RSA, Will Mclean, Gill Rocca, Melanie Rose, Jem Southam and Veronica Vickery. 

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