Monday 20 October 2014

The Face of the Earth at Nature in Art

Event ended

The UN’s International Year of Planet Earth is being celebrated in 2008, and to mark the occasion Nature in Art has brought together a series of work from both public and private collections to give a fresh perspective on some of the main themes of the year, including ‘deep Earth – from crust to core’; ‘ocean – abyss of time’; ‘soil – Earth’s living skin’ and ‘Earth and life – the origins of diversity’.

The UN’s programme is designed to raise worldwide public and political awareness of the vast but often under-used potential of Earth sciences for improving the quality of life and safeguarding the planet. Organisers say that although this is predominantly a science based initiative, art can play a pivotal role in inspiring and informing people about the fascinating subject.

For centuries the majesty of the planet, its stunning forms and colours have all inspired artists, as have the myriad of environments in which countless species live. It also provides stone for sculptors and craftspeople, pigment for paints, the raw materials for glass and ceramics. The diversity of these impacts and influences will be reflected in the exhibition.

Representing a broad spectrum of styles and traditions, visitors to Nature in Art can expect to see – and in some cases purchase – works by a variety of artists including Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin; David Barker; Alan Bennett; Tadek Beutlich; John Ridgeway; John Busby; Keith Shackleton; Julia Sorrell; Henk van Zanten and many more.

Venue: Nature in Art
Dates: Until Sunday 13 July 2008
Times: Nature in Art is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Tickets: Admission to Nature in Art is £4.50 for adults, £4 for the over 60s and under 16s, and £13 for families. The under 8s are admitted free. Phone Nature in Art on (01452) 731422 or visit nature-in-art.org.uk for more information.

SoGlos.com
10 June 2008

Event:
Venue
Dates:
Times:
Admission:
Telephone:

© SoGlos

Saturday 28 June 2008

Your comments...

More events you might like...

Crucible 2 at Gloucester Cathedral

Monday 20 to Friday 31 October 2014

The world-class Crucible 2 exhibition will see Gloucester Cathedral and its picturesque grounds filled with 100 contemporary...

Illustration Awards 2014 at The Wilson

Monday 20 October to Sunday 9 November 2014

International submissions from both established and emerging artists will decorate the walls of The Wilson, exploring what...

Playing with the Gods in Stroud

Monday 20 October to Saturday 1 November 2014

An award-winning photographer will get Stroud art fans asking some difficult questions at the provocative Playing with...

Matisse exhibition in Winchcombe

Monday 20 October to Saturday 15 November 2014

Direct from the Tate Modern, Henri Matisse’s artwork will be on display in Gloucestershire for art fans to appreciate,...

Pop goes the Planets exhibition at the Holst Birthplace Museum

Monday 20 October to Saturday 6 December 2014

The exciting exhibition, Pop Goes the Planets will trace the journey of Holst’s masterpiece, from its first pressing to its...

WOW Exhibition
The Wharf House in Gloucester

Your comments

Facebook

Don’t miss

Instagram

Unmissable highlights