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Creating the Countryside


Creating the Countryside
Compton Verney
18 March - 18 June 2017

Compton Verney’s 2017 season opens with a major exhibition examining the rural idyll past and present.

In an increasingly urbanised world, the idea of the countryside as a restorative place of escape shapes the popular image of rural life and landscape. Creating the Countryside explores the roots of these associations and critiques how they are reflected in the world around us.

Works by artists including John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough and George Stubbs are joined by pieces from artists including Grayson Perry, Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp to present fresh perspectives on the notion of our ‘green and pleasant land’.

The exhibition also features new work by Delaine Le Bas, Rebecca Chesney, Sigrid Holmwood and Hilary Jack. For details see: