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Radical Landscapes at The Plough Arts Centre curated by Camilla Nelson

Radical Landscapes

curated by

Camilla Nelson

Radical Landscapes questions the aesthetic frameworks within which we encounter and understand landscape, exploring why and how we remake landscape in and through language. Radical Landscapes takes its name from the title of Harriet Tarlo’s seminal collection The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman, 2011) - the first of its kind to showcase innovative British ecopoetries. This exhibition pushes the application of this term beyond page-based poetics positioning it firmly between literary and fine art treatments of landscape. In September 2017, Judith Tucker curated In The Open, one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary innovative language and landscape work in the British Isles to date, for the biennial ASLE-UKI conference in Sheffield. Radical Landscapes builds on the precedents set by Tarlo & Tucker to explore the continuum between drawn, painted, written, collaged and projected marks in the construction of landscape

Sat 23 Mar 2019 to Sat 20 Apr 2019

The Plough Arts Centre 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

Radical Landscapes presents work from over 30 leading language artists including Hanna Tuulikki, Richard Skelton,Lawrence Upton, Alec Finlay, Judith Tucker & Harriet Tarlo exploring the continuum between drawn, painted and written mark-making in the construction of landscape aesthetics.

The online catalogue can be found at

and the film that accompanies the show can be viewed at

Exhibiting Artists:

Alice Clark, Alec Finlay, Anna Reckin, Andrew Fentham, Baz Nichols, Brigid Collins, Camilla Nelson, Carol Watts. Caroline Harris, Cecilie Bjorgas & Chris Turnbull, Fay Stevens, Hanna Tuulikki, Harriet & Rob Fraser, Ian Mikyska, Iris Colomb, James Sanders, JR Carpenter, Judith Tucker & Harriet Tarlo, Kate Pellegrini, Kimberly Campanello, Lawrence Upton, Lucy Sabin, Luke Allan, Nadja Wuthrich & Nicholas Leverington, Nick Swarth & Sander Neijnens, Rhys Trimble, Richard Skelton, Sarah Blissett, Sarah Elisa Kelly, Shin Yu Pai & Michael Barakat, Stephen Collis & Jordan Scott, Steven Hitchins, Steve Baker, Susanne Eules and Susie David.

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