Influential British artist Richard Long (b. 1945) makes art based on the action of walking in the natural landscape. Since the 1960s, he has created works in remote regions in Britain and all over the world, which are documented by photography or words. He has used maps, drawn lines, and photographs to articulate processes of measuring time and space.
This exhibition, drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection, is an opportunity to explore the artist’s radical re-thinking of art and landscape, set against the backdrop of Derby and the Peak District.
The ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art is displayed across the UK in solo exhibitions that showcase the work of more than 40 major artists. The touring programme gives young people the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and learn new skills. Since 2009, 40 million people have visited more than 150 displays at over 75 museums and galleries.
Jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, ARTIST ROOMS was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments. The ARTIST ROOMS touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
Richard Long Cornish Slate Ellipse 2009. © Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017.
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Art Fund 2008.
Photo © National Galleries of Scotland (Antonia Reeve)
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