Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester
Did you know there’s a secret garden tucked away in an historic Manchester Library within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens? Has city life left you pining for green spaces? Well, you’re not alone. Recent studies show that two thirds of UK adults feel they have ‘lost touch with nature’ and our vocabulary to describe it is diminishing.
A new exhibition, Second Nature: what is nature anyway? supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust, at Manchester’s The Portico Library will bring together historic literature and artefacts, up-to-date research and new works by contemporary artists and young people to ask what we mean by ‘natural’ and ‘unnatural’ today and how these terms have been used throughout the modern age.
Second Nature: what is nature anyway?’ runs until Jan 6, 2020 at The Portico Library.
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Supported by funding from @HeritageFundUK, Betty’s Back! will explore James’s life and works in the context of the 1920s, when the portrait was painted, and will also reveal artwork by Betty Durden Green for the first time.
Keswick Museum is roaring into the 1920s with a new exhibition, Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, exploring the work of two local artists. @KeswickMuseum #art #exhibition For more images and information, click here: northernsoul.me.uk/exhibition… pic.twitter.com/j4jPPItcC3
Five ‘lost’ works from #Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell have been uncovered and put on show by Castlegate Gallery in Cockermouth. @Castlegate_Art #exhibition #art Click here for more images: northernsoul.me.uk/exhibition… pic.twitter.com/GvzuJanRrf