MOTY 2014 Winner

Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979

Andy Goldsworthy, Forked Twigs in Water, 1979 courtesy Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and the artist

Image 1 of 1
Open images in Lightbox
05.04.14 - 15.06.14
Longside Gallery
A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection. Curated by Nicholas Alfrey, Joy Sleeman and Ben Tufnell, this exhibition features work by some of the most important British artists of the last 50 years including Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Richard Long and Anthony McCall.


Click for more information about:
Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979

More Information

In the late 1960s artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge a new form of art. This art was made in radically new ways often using earth, water, sun and even fire as raw materials, and went under several names: land art, earth art, process art, and conceptual art. Drawing largely from the Arts Council Collection and supplemented by important loans from artists and major public institutions, Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 – 1979 takes a fresh look at the art of this period and considers what was particular about the way land art developed in Britain.

Within the context of YSP, the exhibition is complemented by site-specific installations by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell. The exhibition, which toured throughout 2013, makes its last stop at Longside Gallery, the permanent home to the Art Council Collection’s sculpture holdings and an important research centre.

You may also like


Richard Long

Richard Long (b.1945) is one of Britain’s most influential living artists and a leading figure ......

Read More


David Nash

Site-specific works at YSP by internationally acclaimed artist David Nash include Seventy-one Steps, a commission ......

Read More


James Turrell - Deer Shelter Skyspace

In 2007, The Art Fund, the UK's leading art charity, commissioned a permanent Skyspace by ......

Read More


Antony Gormley: One & Other (2000)

Antony Gormley's work is usually based on casts of his own body. His most famous ......

Read More

There are no comments on this exhibition - be the first!

Leave a comment