How the Land Lies at Kilmorack Gallery

Allan MacDonald, 'new river old earth'
Allan MacDonald, 'new river old earth'

Borrowed Land: Scottish Landscape painting and sculpture

Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun - Tue by appointment (After 1st Jan, Wed also by appointment)

From: 18 Nov 2023

To: 2 Mar 2024

Kilmorack Gallery

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Borrowed Land – a new exhibition at Kilmorack Gallery near Inverness – brings together twenty-five artists with unique experiences of the land and time-served approaches to capturing it, using a variety of materials. Scotland’s landscape is under the greatest threat since the Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries, with giant, multi-national companies threatening to build electrical substations the size of university campuses, 60-metre high pylon lines stretching for hundreds of miles and hills transformed into power stations with a new generation of mega-turbines.

Kilmorack Gallery regularly presents artists from throughout Scotland, including often under-represented northern artists and those from the islands and other rural areas who know and love the land better than most. They include the ecstatic artists, some who see the landscape as a metaphor, a few who live the tides and moons and others who incorporate its body into their work.

Alongside this exhibition, the Gallery displays a plethora of paintings and prints (see below), ceramics and a variety of gift ideas.

Paul Bloomer, 'Cry', woodcut
Paul Bloomer, ‘Cry’, woodcut
Maggie New, 'Mound v', oil on board
Maggie New, ‘Mound v’, oil on board
Janette Kerr, 'Law of Storms ii, Burrastow', oil on canvas
Janette Kerr, ‘Law of Storms ii, Burrastow’, oil on canvas

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