Exhibition exploring the relationship between artist, land and the forces of nature.
What is it That Will Last? is an exhibition spanning recent works made by Julie Brook in the Outer Hebrides, in the Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan and Cumbria.
Running throughout the galleries of Abbot Hall, What is it That Will Last? offers an insight into an extraordinary and ongoing body of work that is often created in remote places. Incorporating film, sound, photography and drawing, the visitor is invited to explore the artist’s deep and immersive relationship with the landscape.
Brook’s work frequently emerges from her inhabitation of a landscape and its materials. Exposed to the full range of natural forces, these works are often transient in character, or eventually eroded by the elements.
This exhibition signals a fresh direction for Abbot Hall as it aligns its programme towards exploring landscape and identity. Works from the gallery’s collection that have been selected with Brook will be on display, including pieces by John Ruskin, Barbara Hepworth, JMW Turner, Frank Auerbach and Elizabeth Frink.
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