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Harmonising Landscapes at Newstead Abbey - Paul Sandby Exhibition

Newstead Abbey, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GE
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Harmonising Landscapes Exhibition - Paul Sandby RA
Saturday 16 June - Sunday 06 January 2019
Venue: Newstead Abbey

Explore Paul Sandby’s drawings, prints and paintings of estates and ancient ruins within the atmospheric setting of Newstead Abbey; its gardens, parkland and ruins.

Nottingham-born Paul Sandby, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, has long been considered the father of English watercolour painting. He pioneered the artistic depiction of landscape in Wales, Scotland and England, showing a Georgian England being reshaped and transformed by agricultural, industrial and urban change. Nottingham City Museums and Galleries has a significant collection of his works and uses the atmospheric setting of Newstead Abbey to celebrate his drawings, prints and paintings of estates and ancient ruins, including his views of Newstead.

The exhibition is Newstead Abbey’s contribution to RA250: the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary celebrations and is supported by ‘RA250 with Art Fund’

This exhibition starts an exciting 4 year programme of Arts Council-funded  temporary exhibitions staged exclusively in, and uniquely for, Newstead Abbey, spilling out into the many rooms and corridors of the house, including the beautiful grounds and gardens.

The exhibition is accessible, only during the house opening times

Associated Talks - Talks are £10 and include parking and admission to the Abbey

A Curator's View
Thursday 23 August, 1-2pm
Join Louise Dunning, Curator of Fine and Decorative Arts, and Simon Brown, Curator of Newstead Abbey, for an insightful and detailed look at the works of art in the exhibition Harmonising Landscapes – Paul Sandby RA. You will also hear about the life and work of Paul Sandby, his use of creating fictional (capriccio) compositions, as well as his relationship to 18th century Newstead and the surrounding areas.
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A Curator's View
Sunday 2 September, 1-2pm
Another chance to join Louise Dunning, Curator of Fine and Decorative Arts, and Simon Brown, Curator of Newstead Abbey, for an insightful and detailed look at the works of art in the exhibition.
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Ruins and Improvements with Nicholas Alfrey
Saturday 6 October, 1-2pm
This talk focuses on Paul Sandby’s depictions of ruins in the landscape, particularly his remarkable aquatints of castles in Wales. We will explore how such images of a ruined past relate to the scenes of prosperity and improvement that also attracted him as an artist. Nicholas Alfrey is the Research Associate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Nottingham.
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Opening Times

Harmonising Landscapes (16 June 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)
Monday - FridayClosed

* Abbey: Open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12 noon-4pm (last entry 3pm)
Weekdays during School holidays

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