Rooks by Elizabeth Magill

This small painting conjures up the experience of landscape at a very particular time of day – a time just before dark that can often bring high drama – it is both the noise and the light that the imagery refers to that gives this painting such dynamic energy.


Oil on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £6,800)
Acquired in:
Wilkinson Gallery

This work is the result of the Museum's participation in the Contemporary Art Society's Acquisition Scheme. This painting compliments the existing collection at Sunderland, in particular, works by Sheila Fell and Prunella Clough which explore emotionally-charged, atmospheric landscapes. L.S. Lowry’s symbolic seascapes, ‘Self Portraits1 & 2’, also share Magill’s introspection.


The artist.

Venue details

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Burdon Road, SUNDERLAND Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP 0191 5612323

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