Circles and Tangents

Circles & Tangents: Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, 25 May-29 September 2012

Circles and Tangents

Circles and Tangents presents a visual account of artists’ networks and circles associated with one exceptional and historic geographic area of England. This exhibition brings together a unique collection of paintings and sculpture made by artists who, from the 1920s to the present, have found in Cranborne Chase and its hinterland a landscape of inspiration, seclusion and ‘bare-boned' beauty.

Artists in the exhibition include the Nicholson family (William, Ben, Winifred and E.Q.), John Craxton, Lucian Freud, Augustus John, Henry Lamb, Frances Hodgkins and Katharine Church (Kitty West) as well as less familiar names.

There are sculptures in the exhibition by Elisabeth Frink, Peter Thursby, John Hitchens, Jay Battle, Tim Harrisson and Ian Middleton.