'Spirit of Place' - Landscapes of the Fens and Wolds draws inspiration from Tennyson country and the surrounding fens. The British landscape has-been an inspiration to artists ,writers , and musicians for generations . Living on the edge of the Wolds is the gateway to essentially Tennyson country. Its undulating hills , lanes and villages have a gentle beauty snugly hidden from the" hurly burly "of the 21st century. Martin's work is representational of the landscape with elements of abstraction and invention inspired by walking the Lincolnshire landscape with his wife and dog Rolo. He has recreated landscapes as it has been observed at a particular moment in time, attempting visually to capture and extract memories, feelings and sense of place as experienced. Glynne James depicts the ever changing and fascinating Fens landscape in a unique personalised style . The paintings are not landscapes in the comfortable Constable sense. They still address the age-old relationship between artist and the natural world but it is evident that the 21st century is upon us, be it in the growing of new crops, the threat of climate change or the understated march of machinery. These paintings wake us from our dreamy preconceptions of what landscape painting is and challenge the viewer to see the landscape and not just look at it .
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Gunby Hall and Gardens
Join us between Saturday 2 December through to Saturday 23 December for Christmas. This Christmas we invite you enjoy 'Christmas at the Movies'. Each room will be seasonally decorated. Can you guess all the movies?
Spend time with the House team to see the conservation work they usually do while the House is closed to free flow visitors. Includes a hot drink and a tasty slice of cake from the tea-room.
Shake off the January gloom and come along to Gunby on 'Blue Monday'. Join on a social walk around the garden. The walk will be lead by one of the garden tour volunteers, so plenty of opportunity to ask questions.