Stableyard Gallery: LandLines by Wilderness Art Collective

Part of 'The Secret World of Ice, 2019'

This exhibition is a free event and runs from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12 October 2019. Closed on Sunday. Open daily from 10am to 4pm.

About the artists

The Wilderness Art Collective was set up in January 2019 and is a non-profit group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world. The Collective's goals are to highlight the plight of the world's wildernesses and wildlife; to act as a space for discussion about our interaction with the environment; to encourage re-engagement with the natural landscape; and to promote preservation and care through art and other creative endeavours. You can read more about the collective on their website: www.wildernessart.org

The Wilderness Art Collective are really pleased to be showcasing selected works from ‘LANDLINES’, their inaugural show hosted at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this September, at National Trust’s Morden Hall Park.

Sam Gare, the Wilderness Art Collective’s Co-Founder, says “We’re really pleased to be showcasing the wonderful creative work of the collective’s band of talented artists, all of whom have a love for nature and the outdoors. Morden Hall Park couldn’t be a better place to continue ‘Landlines’ and share the values of the collective, due to the park being the area's urban green lung and the important role the National Trust is playing by conserving and sharing this green space for the local community and beyond.”

About the art

LANDLINES: Explorations of art, landscape and the environment.

What is the role of the contemporary artist in thinking about landscape and the environment in the early 21st century? Landlines at the RGS(IBG) explores this question, showcasing fifteen artists from the Wilderness Art Collective, who are working in or with landscape. Using a range of media, they hold the common goal of sharing their fascination with the environment.

All the artists are committed to making work that celebrates the best aspects of our planet whilst offering insights into the challenges we face today through mass consumption, urban expansion and climate change. As artists they share messages of positivity and simultaneously question the choices we are making as global citizens and guardians.

Working in a range of media, the artists engage in all manner of practices. These include: long-distance walks; collecting pigments from remote places on the planet; epic cycle rides across entire countries and dangerous swims in British winter seas.

About the Gallery

The Stableyard Gallery is a glass-fronted, airy exhibition space with café area situated within Morden Hall Park.  Exhibitions are staged here by local and community groups.

If you are a local artist or community group and would like to apply to hold an exhibition in the Stableyard Gallery, please email Volunteer Exhibition Co-ordinator sarah-jane.england@national.org.uk