York Art Gallery

UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery

October 1 2021 – February 13 2022
Included in admission to our special exhibition ‘‘Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings’.
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The UK premiere of a collaborative performance to camera series by Yorkshire-based artists Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis is now open at York Art Gallery.

The triptych ‘Clay, Peat, Cage’ (2015) explores the North Yorkshire landscape, where Montserrat and Webb-Ellis have lived for the majority of their lives, and addresses issues around ownership of land, nature, and the body, as well as the notion of belonging or unbelonging.

As well as the triptych, several of Montserrat’s sketchbooks are also displayed, revealing intriguing insights into her working processes and the trajectory of the films’ development.

Collectively, these artworks are displayed alongside the major exhibition ‘Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings’, staged in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Nottingham Castle.

They offer a contemporary counterpart to Gainsborough’s landscape practice, re-discovering and re-imaging landscape in the 21st century, with the performances to camera portraying an exploration of the Yorkshire landscape.