Pictures in the Landscape – Dovedale

In June Dovedale was transformed into a huge open air picture gallery. From the 5th to the 12th of June the Pictures in the Landscape showcased reproductions of prints and paintings from the pubic collections in Buxton and Derby. The exhibition was organised in partnership with the National Trust and the Derbyshire Literature Festival with poems and prose accompanying most of the pictures.     


Dove Holes. Henery Moore of Derby. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

 Ann Atkinson, Derbyshire Poet Laureate led a poetry walk around Dovedale and shared some of her favourite landscaped inspired poems. Ros Westwood, Derbyshire Museum Manager led a walk later in the week to talk about the art works displayed.       

 Many of the greatest thinkers of the eighteenth century were drawn to the beauty of Derbyshire. Dovedale proved to be a source of inspiration for scientists and writers who shared a growing fascination for the natural world.       Pictures in the Landscape proved a great success and it is hoped that the exhibition will be displayed again later in the year.              





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