Imag(in)ing the Past

The current exhibition, Imag(in)ing the Past, in the Lamb Gallery explores some of the many ways that art has represented, challenged and been inspired by history, mythology and our ideas of the past. This show runs until Saturday 8th September…

“This is not about straightforward history painting as such, but about artists who explore issues relating to the past in more interesting ways,” said Matthew Jarron, Curator at the University.

“Some artists – such as Will Maclean – draw on the history of traditional Scottish and Gaelic culture to make us more aware of the impact of its loss. Ian Hamilton Finlay is one of several artists in the exhibition who draw on classical mythology, while updating Biblical imagery results in very striking works by Edward Burra and Neil Dallas Brown. There are also artworks inspired by archaeology and by the artists’ own personal past.”

This exhibition explores some of the many ways that art has represented, challenged and been inspired by history, mythology and our ideas of the past. It includes rarely seen work from the University’s collections by major artists such as Edward Burra, Ronald Forbes, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Will Maclean.

Imag(in)ing the Past

Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

Sat 7 July – Sat 8 September 2012

Mon-Fri: 09.30-20.30 and Sat: 09.30-16.30

www.dundee.ac.uk/museum