The Lie of the Land

16 Mar 2019 – 26 May 2019

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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MK Gallery

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


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  • Local Buses: Frequent daily buses run from Central Bus Station and Milton Keynes Central rail station stops on Midsummer Boulevard outside MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Theatre.
  • Nearest station: Milton Keynes Central
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The new MK Gallery's inaugural exhibition is The Lie of the Land, an ambitious show charting how British landscape was radically transformed by changes in free time and leisure activities since the aristocratic pursuits of hunting and shooting.


From the social, urban experiment of Milton Keynes to Capability Brown’s gardens at nearby Stowe, the exhibition teases out the aspirations that underpin our built environments. Featuring work by over 85 artists and designers including Canaletto, Jeremy Deller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Elizabeth Frink, Thomas Gainsborough, Richard Hamilton, Emma Hart, Gertrude Jekyll, Laura Knight, Lawrence Lek, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Jo Spence, James Tissot, J.M.W. Turner and Rachel Whiteread.

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Fay Blanchard

Sam Jacob

Niall Hobhouse

Gareth Jones

Claire Louise Staunton

Tom Emerson

Anthony Spira

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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Thomas Gainsborough

David Shrigley

Jo Spence

JMW Turner

James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Eduardo Paolozzi

Jeremy Deller

LS Lowry


Bridget Riley


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