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Lisa Wright: The Figure in Landscape

11th February – 3rd March 2023

View work from the exhibition online here

An exhibition of Wright’s paintings and drawings, this will be a rare opportunity to experience the range of Wright’s artistic vision and to see the development of her style over the course of her career. The exhibition also coincides with the reopening of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens following its annual Winter closure and has been organised to mark the arrival of three sculptures to the Gardens’ collection by the artist, which were created for Future Forest – part of a major project to commemorate the Centenary of The Forestry Commission England in 2019.

The exhibition will be launched with an opening event on Saturday 11th February 2023, 2 – 4.30pm.

The three sculptures are on long-term loan to Tremenheere and will be viewable on an ongoing basis. The Figure in Landscape will run on the lower floor at Tremenheere Gallery until Friday 3rd March 2023, at the same time the upper gallery will present Nickie Carlyon: My Dream Found in a Photograph.

Starting 11th February 2023, the Sculpture Gardens will be open daily, 10.30am – 4.30pm, admission prices apply. Tremenheere Gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, FREE entry.

About Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright talks about the truth of things, how it anchors us to the very essence of human experience. Nature, Nurture, Truth and wonderment. These are all themes she is capable of conjuring. For her, the act of drawing is a reminder of the power of line and form to distil the complexity of the world into a single image. Painting, is an act of suspension, capturing fleeting moments of her deepest thoughts, rendering them eternal. The aspiration for Wright is that her work be impactful, to be both beautiful and strange, evoking emotions that language cannot express.

Trained in the classical tradition at the Royal Academy Schools, London, Wrights practice is rooted in the rigour of observational drawing. Using her sketchbook and camera she records scenes of the everyday creating visual narratives for later paintings. Born in 1965, Wright has spent the majority of her career chronicling the growth and development of her relationship with her children, from pregnancy to adulthood. These drawings and paintings are not just a representation of Wright’s experiences, but rather their embodiment, bringing their intangible reality into the visible world for all to recognise and relate to.