David Bethell - Dr Bird in search of a Staffordshire Hilltop

Film, sculpture, performance, 2014. Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

Synthetic Landscapes

Reviewing the ‘ideal’ landscape:

a Meadow Arts contemporary art exhibition in two venues

4 June to 3 September 2017

Weston Park & Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Meadow Arts will bring a vibrant programme of contemporary art to Weston Park for the first time. Renowned contemporary artists have been invited to explore Weston Park and its history, responding to ‘Capability’ Brown’s grand landscape and James Paine’s architecture with newly commissioned work and a group exhibition.

In this corner of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide: on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape. Synthetic Landscapes takes place across two venues, investigating these different ideas; at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery artist David Bethel examines the birth of the industrial landscape.

Meadow Arts bring unique contemporary art projects to places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions for new audiences.




Weston Park

Nr Shifnal
TF11 8LE

Tel: 01952 852100


Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Square



Tel: 01743 258885

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