Discover a modern view of Perthshire with Connected Landscapes

An exclusive exhibition of new and contemporary works of art by up and coming artist Natasha Todd is to be unveiled at Perth Museum and Art Gallery this autumn. 

Natasha Todd's Connected Landscapes has drawn inspiration from Perthshire’s natural environments, with a series of paintings that follow the rivers Tay and Earn, along Allan Water and through the Falls of Dochart. The exhibition highlights the transient nature of the water on its journey through the Scottish landscape, focusing on the weightless compositions and the fragility of the abstract shapes, celebrating Perthshire through a new and vibrant interpretation.

Artist Natasha Todd graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee in 2013 with a First Class degree in Fine Art. She was awarded the John Milne Purvis prize for outstanding painting and drawing. Natasha has exhibited in The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition in both 2013 and 2014. Last year her work was shown in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, London and The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Natasha said;

“I am delighted to have been asked to create this body of work based on my personal connections to some of my favourite landscapes and waterscapes in Perthshire.

I have been inspired by the impressionistic colour palette and tones of these iconic scenes in different seasons, where familiar places are transformed into abstract pieces but remain recognisable.

These large-scale paintings reflect the lasting impact of the dramatic forms that impress now as much as they ever did.”

Miriam Mallalieu, Exhibition Officer at Perth Museum and Art Gallery said;

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the talented award-winning artist, Natasha Todd, at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, displaying for the first time an ambitious series of new paintings based on the landscape of Perthshire”.

Running from 4th October 2018 - 19th January 2019, Connected Landscapes is the latest exhibition at Perth Museum & Art Gallery to focus on a modern contemporary style after the hugely successful Tate, Artist Rooms featuring Louise Bourgeois exhibition in 2017. 

All five of Natasha Todd’s unique and original works featuring in Connected Landscapes will be available to purchase. The paintings will be available to collect at the end of the exhibition.

Connected Landscapes provides an exciting contrast with more traditional views of the region’s landscape through an exhibition entitled A Journey through Perthshire in Watercolour.  Also opening in early October, this exhibition focusses on a selection of paintings from the nationally important permanent collections of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, and will be on display until 8th December 2018.

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