Looking at Landscape: Pastoral to Present via Turner and Newlyn at Gallery …

Gallery Oldham’s eclectic collection, ranging from works by JMW Turner and members of Cornwall’s famous Newlyn School to local landscape interpreters and abstract painters of the mid-20th century, makes for an exhibition of favourites and rarities here.

Five of them were pre-Christmas gifts from the Art Fund. The newest is a major ceramic by Ewen Henderson, bought with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The Lees Collection of watercolours – including numbers by John Robert Cozens and John Constable, bequeathed by the industrialist Charles Edward Lees – represent more longstanding acquisitions.

Of the newer artists, some place contemporary twists on the area’s pastoral painting past. David Blackburn contributes a monumental abstract pastel, land artist Andy Goldsworthy offers a sculpture, and Gayle Kwong Chang offers an “unusual” panoramic photographic landscape.

  • Open 10am-5pm (closed Sunday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @GalleryOldham.

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Article source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/painting%20%26%20drawing/landscapes/art415771

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