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The Life Behind the Landscape 

Rugby Collection

20 July - 4 September 2021

The Boat

Lucy Jones, The Boat, 1989, Oil on canvas, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum © The Artist

On display are over 60 artworks drawn from the renowned Rugby Collection, including paintings by Prunella Clough, L.S. Lowry, John Minton, and Graham Sutherland.

The depiction of landscape has provided artists with a context in which to explore the relationship between people and place. Many artists working in Britain in the 20th century were influenced by art on the continent, especially in France.  Whilst some observed the work of their contemporaries - others absorbed it, travelling Europe and embracing trends such as impressionism, post impressionism and cubism.  For some, travel to a different country offered new surroundings and a renewed enthusiasm in which to experiment with the portrayal of landscape.  Others found stimulus in the familiarity of home. The artists on display have used their cultural connections, personal relationships, and spiritual experiences, as well as the topography of the land and the quality of light, in the quest to capture the spirit of a place.

Zarah Hussain: Light Upon Light

18 September- 13 November 2021

Zarah Hussain works at the intersection of science and spirituality, combining contemporary digital art with rigorous training in traditional hand-drawn Islamic geometry. Her work encompasses infinitely looping animations made with code, interactive apps, painting and sculpture.



Body As Archive, Archive As Score

Residency: 8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Presentation Continues: 1st November 2021 - 15th January 2022

Body as Archive, Archive as Score is a research project and exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum reflecting on the local area’s dance history and legacy of artist-led networks, with a particular focus on the work of Cycles Dance Company.

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Work from 18 international artists

New dates coming soon

The Brick by Brick exhibition gathers the work of 18 artists, designers and photographers from around the world who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, they have created stunning, thought provoking and often humorous artworks which will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.

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Images credits

  • Afternoon of a Faun by David Hughes
  • Alex, Clockwork Orange by David Hughes
  • The Stuff I Didn’t See by David Hughes

Children's Activity Booklet

Photography: James Mulkeen’.

‘A 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition’.

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