The Lie of the Land

16 Mar 2019 – 26 May 2019

Regular hours

11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry


MK Gallery

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 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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Claire Louise Staunton

Gareth Jones

Niall Hobhouse

Tom Emerson

Fay Blanchard

Anthony Spira

Sam Jacob

Exhibiting artists

Bridget Riley

Thomas Gainsborough

Jo Spence

Jeremy Deller

David Shrigley

James Jacques Joseph Tissot


Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Eduardo Paolozzi

JMW Turner

LS Lowry

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread


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