River Bungay by Mark Edwards

The intrusion of plastic bottles into this unassuming wetlands scene brings a contemporary touch to this landscape.


Transparency in light box
122 x 152 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
Mark Edwards

Edwards employs the techniques of 19th-century photographers to create seductive landscapes of East Anglia, an area where he has spent most of his adult life. Working with a large format camera, high tripod and tall ladder, he captures places of unassuming beauty. River Bungay was commissioned for an exhibition of Gainsborough landscapes at the Holburne Museum in Bath, and Edwards’s use of a light box to suffuse the scene with light is a contemporary interpretation of Gainsborough’s radiant technique.


The artist.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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