This research group is dedicated to British landscape art from the historical to the contemporary. In 2021–22 we will focus our discussions on three main areas:
- The climate crisis and its relationship with landscape art
- Access to landscapes and landscape art
- British landscape art from an international/cross-border perspective
The Landscape Research Group provides a platform to discuss, investigate and share ideas around topical issues, exhibitions, learning and recent research in the field of British landscape art – understood in the broadest sense, from historic to contemporary. We hope to bring landscape art into focus through wider issues in society, enhancing our appreciation of both the art and these challenging themes.
The group welcomes participation from artists, academics, curators, learning and engagement specialists who seek innovative approaches to the study of historic and contemporary landscape art. Through online seminars, informal chats, gallery tours and workshops, the group raises questions that are transferable to the study of British landscape art in general and shine new perspectives on current issues.
The British Landscapes group is convened by Jenny Gaschke (Senior Curator of Paintings, The Victoria and Albert Museum), Helen Record (Assistant Curator, Royal Academy) and Emma Roodhouse (Collections & Learning Curator (Art), Colchester & Ipswich Museums).