The opening of the ‘Lenses on a Landscape Genius’ Capability Brown exhibition was a great success; Principal sponsors Colvin and Moggridge were joined for an evening by fellow Brown enthusiasts in celebration of the tercentenary of the originator of modern landscape thought, whose legacy continues to enrich our lives and inspire our practice.
Sixteen photographers have interpreted Brown’s creativity through their own eyes and have produced fine landscape photographs which explore the places and history of some of his surviving and greatest works. The photographers celebrate and demonstrate Brown’s enduring designs in the scale of settings, in line, in beauty, drama and variety. The photographs are enriched by quotations, to display and explain Brown’s enormous achievement, aptly in a visually enticing and flowing manner.
To open the exhibition Colin Tweedy of the Building Centre brought to the stage the curators Steffie Shields and Hal Moggridge, who were joined by: Mr.David Gladstone, owner of Capability Brown landscape Wotton House; Gary Rogers, whose photographs feature in the exhibition; and Jon Edgar, sculptor of the Frink school, whose bronze sculpture of Capability Brown’s head is showcased for the first time at the exhibition.
The exhibition will run until 29 July and a series of talks starts on 27 June with Hal Moggridge giving his talk on 6 July.