RUSKIN LIBRARY EXHIBITION
Until 22nd December, Galleries open daily, Mon - Sat 11 - 4, Sunday 1 - 4, admission free.
The first exhibition for 2005-6 is 'Ruskin's organic vision - nature, life and art' (until 22 December), curated by Alan Davis, Visiting Fellow in the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University. Following a previous exhibition on Ruskin and Printmaking (2003), to which Tate Britain made the major loan of William Blake's colour print 'Newton', Alan will develop the idea of Ruskin having formed what we might now call an holistic view of nature, life and art. This 'organic vision' may be seen to embrace such concepts as 'savageness,' 'changefulness' and 'naturalism' (as discussed by Ruskin in 'The Nature of Gothic'). The exhibition will show how Ruskin arrived at these basic principles, using drawings and watercolours from the permanent collection, but it also aims to demonstrate that his 'organic vision' can still enrich our understanding and enjoyment of art today. The exhibition draws on a substantial number of loans representing a range of fine and decorative art, from ancient oriental ceramics to contemporary art and studio pottery.
Please see the following link for further information: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/organic.htm
LANCASTER ENVIRONMENT CENTRE: EXHIBITION
© Chris Matthiessen
A collection of Paintings and Textiles by Chris Matthiessen. October 31st 2005 to January 31st 2006. The artist will be visiting LEC on Wednesday 2nd November 10am – 12noon to meet people for coffee and discuss her work.
PETER SCOTT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition will also show a wide range of watercolour paintings by Norman Adams (1927-2005), focusing on the different landscapes which influenced his work, including the Yorkshire Dales, the rugged coast of the Scottish island of Scarp and the olive groves of Provence.
The exhibition will also be a unique opportunity to purchase work by Norman Adams.
5 – 17 December 2005 & 9 – 28 January 2006
Opening during exhibitions: Now open on Saturdays during exhibitions
Monday - Saturday 11am – 4pm
Manton RoomAn exhibition exploring Professor Irène Manton’s interest in the history of writing, and how this interest is reflected in her art collection. Professor Manton FRS (1904-1988) was an eminent scientist and Honorary Research Fellow at Lancaster University. This exhibition includes antiquities, paintings and prints from the Manton Collection.