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Australian landscapes exhibition comes to Lincoln

The Usher Gallery will host an exhibition of contemporary Australian landscapes through the eyes of two explorers from April 12.

After the popular Joseph Banks exhibition, which was opened recently at The Collection Museum by Sir David Attenborough, the In the Midst of the Breakers exhibition showcases the work of two modern-day explorer artists.

The gallery will host works by artists Vernon Ah Kee and Shaun Gladwell and will run until July 13.

The gallery is open Monday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

Tickets for a special preview evening on 11 April between 6pm and 8pm are available online.

Ashley Gallant, Collections Access Officer, said: “The artists create work in an environment where the Australian landscape cannot be divorced from its contested history.

“The notions of land ownership, rights of use and spiritual landscapes are still at the forefront of Australian post-colonial politics and relationships with indigenous people.

“The exhibition draws connections between the notions of the explorer discovering new lands, embarking on journeys through unknown terrain, and the sportsman discovering new routes through the landscape.

“The video works in this show allow us to see the vast savage beauty of the Australian landscape but also questions who, if anyone, claims rights or attempts control.”