Exhibition celebrates British coast, country and city

17 June 2021

Exhibition celebrates British coast, country and city

The Harley Gallery will take visitors on a journey of British coastlines, countryside and city later this summer, with an exhibition that explores the year of the staycation.

At a time when travel destinations are constantly in the headlines, Coast, Country, City promises a change of scenery and a variety of destinations seen through work created by British landscape artists.

The exhibition is the second exhibition in The Jerwood Collection’s year-long residency at the contemporary art gallery. Coast, Country, City will run between 20th August and 7th November and includes artists such as David Hockney and Edward Bawden, Catherine Yass and Paul Nash, among many more.

Interpretation

More than 50 works from the Jerwood Collection have been selected by independent curator, James Rawlin.  

He said: When I was first approached to consider curating an exhibition for The Harley Gallery of works from the Jerwood Collection, we were already deep into 2020, a year which for so many reasons had turned out very different to how we all might have imagined. The periods of lockdown, local restrictions and a very changed awareness of our proximity to others suggested to me that maybe these new priorities would influence how we saw art.”

“These landscape paintings predate the strange time of 2020. I’m interested in whether our experiences of the year changes how we view these landscapes. Not only this, how might they differ from the artist’s original interpretation?”

*Image: Detail, Edward Bawden RA (1903-1989), Brighton Pier, 1958 (signed 1961) © The Estate of Edward Bawden

  • Entry to the exhibition is free and there’s also free parking. Please check The Harley Gallery website for details.