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Earthbound: Landscape to Abstraction

Paintings from the Rugby and Kettering Collections

Sat 6 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 1996

A Mead Gallery Exhibition, curated by Amanda Daly, Assistant Curator of the University of Western Australia Art Collection, during her recent exchange placement at the Mead Gallery.

‘Earthbound’ explores the movement from landscape to abstraction in mid-twentieth century British painting and features artists such as Joan Eardley, Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland.

Many of the paintings are entirely abstract, yet still express the artists’ personal responses to the landscape. The exhibition traces the departure from representational to abstract images of the environment and investigates the artistic movements that influenced this shift.

‘Earthbound’ examines how this artistic progression is evident in two public art collections – those of Rugby and Kettering Borough Councils.