In this episode, curators Jessica and Morna talk about our exhibition ‘Imagined Landscapes’ curated during the Covid-19 lockdown. It combines artworks from our applied art and fine art collections. They discuss how they wanted to explore the differences and similarities of these collections but also between artist and maker and how they perceive a landscape.
Some artists choose to recreate the experience of being in a landscape or visualize dreamlands, others use materials to represent natural elements, like earth, air, fire and water. The results can be unexpected, but can be a fascinating illustration of the power of imagination . . .
Image: 'A Silver Organism' (detail) by Junko Mori © Junko Mori