The Lie of the Land

Opening: 16 Mar 2019, 16:00 - 18:00

16 Mar 2019 – 26 May 2019

Event times

Sat & Sun 11am; Thu & Fri 12noon

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.


Fay Blanchard

Anthony Spira

Claire Louise Staunton

Niall Hobhouse

Sam Jacob

Tom Emerson

Gareth Jones

Exhibiting artists

LS Lowry

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

David Shrigley

Jeremy Deller


Thomas Gainsborough

James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Jo Spence

Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Eduardo Paolozzi

JMW Turner

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Bridget Riley


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