Deep Rooted: How Trees Shape Our Lives
|1 August 2009 - 31 May 2010
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|Venue opening hours:
|Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 12 - 4pm. We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
|Admission is free.
What do trees mean to you? Drawn from the Whitworth's internationally important collection of watercolours and drawings, this exhibition explores how trees and woodland have shaped our lives, both physically and emotionally.
Deep Rooted investigates some of the many different uses of trees, from timbercarts to tanning, from shelter to shipbuilding. It also celebrates how artists have connected emotionally with trees, and in particular focuses upon the oak tree as an enduring symbol of British identity. The exhibition includes work by J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Robert Cozens, William Hogarth and Paul Nash.
Price: Admission is free.
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