Synthetic Landscapes | Meadow Arts | 2017
A large scale contemporary art exhibition. Synthetic Landscapes was a multi venue project with work exhibited at Weston Park - in the Walled Garden and the Granary Gallery, and at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.
Dark Olive Project Managed the exhibition development, install and delivery. working closely with the curator, wider Meadow Arts team, artists, galleries and venues.
The exhibition included three new outdoor artwork commissions as well as a host of work by international artists:
Reviewing the 'ideal' landscape
4 June to 3 September 2017 - Weston Park
24 June to 3 September 2017 - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Meadow Arts brings a vibrant programme of contemporary art to Weston Park for the first time. Renowned contemporary artists have been invited to explore Weston Park and its history, responding to 'Capability' Brown's grand landscape and James Paine's architecture with newly commissioned work and a group exhibition.
In this corner of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide: on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape. Synthetic Landscapes takes place across two venues, investigating these different ideas; at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery artist David Bethel examines the birth of the industrial landscape.
Meadow Arts bring unique contemporary art projects to places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions for new audiences.