Nature Painting by Keith Tyson

Tyson is the foremost living artist from Cumbria who won the Turner prize in 2002.


Mixed media on aluminium
198 x 199 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £75,000)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

Tullie House staged the first significant exhibition of the artist’s work in his home county. This work forms part of a major series, titled 'Nature Paintings', which was first shown in the UK at Tullie House. The work’s references to science and nature mean that it relates closely to the museum’s varied collections. In this painting, Tyson explores how making art can communicate the complex nature of the world. This painting has associations with cosmology, atomic physics, meteorology and topography but defies any single interpretation or categorisation.


The artist.

Venue details

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Castle Street, CARLISLE Cumbria CA3 8TP 01228 618718

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (until 4pm Nov – Mar) ​Sun, 11am – 5pm (from 12noon Nov – Mar)