Saddleworth: Responding to a Landscape

Murray, Matthew (2017) Saddleworth: Responding to a Landscape. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Artist Matthew Murray has created a photographic odyssey, an epic series of landscape works made over a period of five years. This exhibition at mac is the premier of this work which is accompanied by a publication titled Saddleworth: Responding to a Landscape, the Symposium has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Murray's Saddleworth: Responding to a Lanscape. The Arts Council funded newly commissioned writing. Over a 100,000 people will see the exhibition during the 3 month period the work is exhibited at mac, Birmingham. A new curation of the work by Greg Hobson will be exhibited at Manchester Central Library, Manchester and Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam in 2018. Murray involves the viewer in a series of challenges; aesthetic, emotional, and perhaps even moral. If we look at the pictures without knowledge of the location – and the tragic historical events that took place there – our initial response to the brooding, picturesque terrain may be purely aesthetic. This location seems untouched by human intervention. Murray captures its changing moods under glowering skies, creating impressions, partly real and partly generated through the photographic process. We seem to be in a dream world as much as a real place. In this work Murray occupies a position within a lineage of landscape artists stretching back hundreds of years. Publication forward by Martin Barnes Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, essay by Artist Richard Billingham, essay by Maartje van den Heuvel Curator Photography and Media Culture -Leiden Institute The project is supported by GRAIN Projects, Arts Council England, Gallery Vassie, mac Birmingham, Pirate Design and the University of Gloucestershire.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saddleworth, Responding to a Landscape, exhibition, FD Magazine, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Martin Barnes, Landscape;Photography, publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, Gallery Vassie, Symposium, mac, Birmingham, Landscape, Photography, Richard Billingham, Chrystel Lebas, Jem Southam, Camilla Brown, Saddleworth, Responding To A Landscape, FD MAGAZINE, HOLLAND, EDITORIAL, LANDSCAPE, SADDLEWORTH, PUBLICATION, EXHIBITION, MOORS MURDERS, SERIAL KILLERS, JACOB VAN RUISDAEL, DUTCH MASTERS, British Journal of Photography, Saddleworth Responding To A Landscape, Landscape photography, Landscape, Exhibition, Gemma Padley, Simon Bainbridge, BJP, Journeys, Manchester, Amsterdam, Manchester Central Library, Greg Hobson
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Matthew Murray
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 11:25
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2018 09:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5259

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