Reviewing the 'ideal' landscape:
A Meadow Arts contemporary art exhibition
Pablo Bronstein / Heather & Ivan Morison / David Bethell
Dafna Talmor / Edward Chell / Ged Quinn / Helen Maurer / Hélène Muheim
Julian Opie / Jasleen Kaur / Ryan Gander / Salvatore Arancio
Renowned contemporary artists have been invited to explore Weston Park and its history, responding to 'Capability' Brown's grand landscape and James Paine's architecture with newly commissioned work and a group exhibition.
In this corner of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide: on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape. Synthetic Landscapes takes place across two venues, investigating these different ideas; at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery artist David Bethel examines the birth of the industrial landscape.
Meadow Arts bring unique contemporary art projects to places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions for new audiences. Meadow Arts' latest project is a vibrant exhibition of contemporary art at the magnificent Weston Park, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, and at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery's new Music Hall venue.
A cohort of exciting contemporary artists explore two radically different visions of man-made landscapes: on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden superbly expressed at Weston Park, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape.
Pablo Bronstein and artist duo Heather & Ivan Morison will make new work at Weston Park as part of an ambitious group exhibition featuring work by artists who respond to the landscape in diverse ways; David Bethell, Edward Chell, Ged Quinn, Dafna Talmor, Jasleen Kaur, Ryan Gander, Julian Opie, Hélène Muheim, Helen Maurer and Salvatore Arancio. David Bethel has been commissioned to create a work for Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.