15 July 2016
This exhibition in Sheffield demonstrates and indeed celebrates the diversity of contemporary landscape practice. At a time when - to the jaundiced eye - it seems that half of the landscape photography fraternity is queueing up to troop off to Iceland and photograph the aurora, is there a gentle irony in the title?
'Northern Light' presents twenty-five artists interpreting the brief in many ways. Sophie Gerrard for example, of Document Scotland is showing her work 'Drawn to the land', documenting "contemporary Scottish landscape through the eyes of the women who are working, forming and shaping it" reminding us that almost all landscape, especially in the UK, is largely the result of human intervention. As well as Gerrard, the show features work by Mark Adams, Tom Baskeyfield, Jacqueline Butler, Anne Cambell, Matthew Conduit, Kevin Crooks, Michael Day, Liza Dracup, Sabine Dundure, Aileen Harvey, Alexandra Hughes, Henry Iddon, Mitch Karunaratne, Anna Lilleengen, Adam Murray, Mario Popham, Simon Roberts, Theo Simpson, Ravinder Surah, Jonny Sutton, Patrick Wichert and Chi Yan Wong.
The exhibition is in the Cantor Building 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU, a short walk from the railway station. The gallery is open 11am–5.30pm Tuesday–Saturday and the exhibition is open until 31st July 2016.
Photograph (c) Sophie Gerard / Document Scotland