17th March - 13th May 2017
Artists have for centuries helped us to define beauty in the landscapes in which we live. We live in times of rapid technological and cultural changes that affect our sense of place. Manchester is now changing perhaps more rapidly than at any time since its explosion into the world’s first truly industrial city.
In ‘New Topographies’ artists explore how we connect emotionally with landscape asking us to question the very nature of beauty and to review our environment with a fresh perspective. The exhibition contrasts the temporality of urban landscape with the ageless grandeur of mountains and wilderness.