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09/07/2007 10:40:42

Ruskin Revisited: George Rowlett at Chamonix and Coniston

Ruskin Library
11 August – 21 October 2007
George Rowlett: Mer de Glace (courtesy Art Space Gallery, London)
George Rowlett: Mer de Glace (courtesy Art Space Gallery, London)

The painter George Rowlett (born in 1941) is renowned for his landscape paintings – always made on the spot – using bold impasto, powerfully evoking a sense of place through strong colour and elemental composition. As Mark Glazebrook has written: “his landscapes make their presence felt not only as lively, original and imaginative renderings … but also as weighty, tactile physical objects.”

This exhibition of new work, brought from the Art Space Gallery in London (Michael Richardson Contemporary Art), comprises landscapes made on journeys in John Ruskin’s footsteps, in both the Alps and the Lake District. Many were painted in and around Brantwood, Coniston, where Ruskin spent the last thirty years of his life. Some of the Alpine scenes, such as the Mer de Glace and Glacier des Bossons at Chamonix, have been inspired by Ruskin watercolours from the collection of the Alpine Club in London, which will also form part of the display.

Public screening of Roz Mortimer's film, 'Invisible' with question and answer session from the Director

27th September 6.30 - 8.00pm, Elizabeth Livingstone Lecture Theatre, BowlandNorthCollege, Lancaster University. ALL ARE WELCOME.

INVISIBLE tells the story of how man-made chemicals are building up in our bodies and being passed from mother to child. Featuring the award winning environmental scientist Theo Colborn; the chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Sheila Watt-Cloutier; and Inuit mothers who offer emotionally charged testimonies; this provocative film resists the conventions of science documentaries and questions how we live in the world today. See for further details.

This film is being publicly screened as part of the international conference organised by Centre for Gender and Women Studies: MELANCHOLIC STATES, 27-29 September, Lancaster University