LAND | SEA | LIFE exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal


Friday 20 October 2017 - Saturday 17 February 2018

Curated by Abbot Hall Art Gallery, LAND | SEA | LIFE is exhibition of works on loan from The Ingram Collection, which is recognised as one of this Country’s most significant collections of Modern British Art.

See 70 works by over 40 leading artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland and Laura Knight in this fascinating collection. The show also features a number of works by Edward Burra (1905-1976), an English artist who has not previously been exhibited at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

Throughout the exhibition recurring themes in the work of British artists of the twentieth century are explored, emphasising trends in subject matter including still life, the human figure, landscape and abstraction. Alongside these themes, the exhibition investigates the notion of collecting, comparing the personal motives of Chris Ingram with the Gallery Collection and exploring why we collect? Visitors are invited to share their own collections and motivations for collecting, populating a wall of contributions as part of the exhibition.

You can share pictures of your own collections with Abbot Hall Art Gallery on Facebook @AbbotHall #MyCollection.

The artists on display are:
Kenneth Armitage
Frank Auerbach
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
John Behan
David Bomberg
Edward Burra
Reg Butler
David Carr
Lynn Chadwick
John Craxton
Mary Fedden
Paul Feiler
Barnett Freedman
Terry Frost
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
William Gear
Mark Gertler
Eric Gill
Charles Ginner
Barbara Hepworth
Patrick Heron
Tristram Hillier
James Hull
David Jones
Laura Knight
Peter Lanyon
Bernard Meadows
John Minton
Henry Moore
John Nash
Ben Nicholson
Eduardo Paolozzi
Bryan Pearce
John Piper
Alan Reynolds
William Scott
Graham Sutherland
Margaret Thomas
John Tunnard
William Turnbull
Keith Vaughan
Carel Weight
Christopher Wood
Bryan Wynter
Rosemary Young

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  • Kenneth Armitage, Pandarus: Variation, 1962, bronze with a green patina © The Kenneth Armitage Foundation / Bridgeman Images.
  • Edward Burra, Near Whitby, Yorkshire, 1972, pencil and watercolour © Estate of the artist c/o Lefevre Fine Art Ltd, London.
  • Laura Knight, Sea and Rocks, c.1928, oil on canvas © The Estate Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2017 All Rights Reserved. Photograph © JP Bland 2009. All images courtesy of The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art.


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