Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

John Newling

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 21 July, Various Times
Angear Visitor Centre


Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Free Admission

Based in Nottingham, John Newling began his practice in the late 1970s as a pioneer of socially engaged art. He has explored value systems, such as money and religion, that underpin contemporary society. Over the last 15 years, Newling has made a series of ‘ecology works’: poetic paintings, sculptures, and installations, using plants grown in his own garden that petition society to adopt a value system based on nature.

Also featuring archive material recently acquired by the Henry Moore Institute archive, this exhibition is developed in collaboration with Beam, a contemporary art gallery and publisher located at Primary, Nottingham.

Image: Storm: we needed to be needed but forgot where we were. 2015 © John Newling