When: Sunday, June 10th 2012, Start Time: 14:00, End Time: 15:00
Sunday 10th 2pm Lecture /Masterclass with Philip Hughes based around his new book 'Tracks'
Philip Hughes’s work is based mainly on landscape with a special interest
in remote areas, archaeology, topography and maps. He has had over forty one-man exhibitions, including many with public galleries in the UK, France, Mexico and Australia. He was chairman of the Trustees
of the National Gallery, London from 1996 - 2000, and was appointed CBE in 1982. Thames & Hudson published his previous book, Patterns in the Landscape, in 1998.
Tracks: Walking the Ancient Landscapes of Britain by Philip Hughes
with 148 colour illustrations
Walking alone in all seasons and over some of the most dramatic and evocative countryside in the British Isles, Philip Hughes would stop along his route to sketch the ancient landscapes around him. Tracks contains over 140 artworks, a superbly reproduced record of eleven ancient walks from Orkney in Scotland to Logan Rock in Cornwall.
Here are drawings and paintings of Neolithic settlements such as Maes
Howe; standing stones at Stenness, Avebury and Stonehenge; mountains
of special geological interest such as Schiehallion in Perthshire and the
Three Peaks in Yorkshire; and sites of mysterious beauty such as Silbury in
Though drawn to mountains and monuments, Hughes was also interested
in the paths leading to the sites, and each section of the book represents a track which acts as a visual preface to his paintings. However, his initial
inspiration were the maps, and his book is enriched with glimpses into the
process towards his finished works, as old and new maps are incorporated
into his artworks alongside written notes about the weather, time of day,
and questions about the sites.
Tracks is the first comprehensive overview of the drawings and paintings
Hughes has made in Britain in the last 20 years. Spacious and clean, with arresting blocks of colour, these artworks are a very contemporary interpretation of some of the most ancient and awe-inspiring landmarks to be found in the British Isles.
Price: £24.95 and on sale at the Stables for the duration of the exhibition