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Upcoming Exhibition on Modern Views of Rock Art


An exhibition to explore perceptions of prehistoric rock art, time and landscapes in Britain.

Ilkley Manor House Museum
25th September to 21st November

This exhibition aims to explore what prehistoric rock art, its time-depth and its landscapes mean to us today. It will also explore how these different meanings and perceptions be captured and communicated. It intends to move beyond traditional ways of portraying rock art and its surroundings. It will emphasise the dynamic continuity of the landscape and illustrate how the past pervades the ideas and identity of the present.

By presenting alternative perspectives on the rock art and on our relationship to them and by exploring new ways of communicating these ideas, the exhibition aims to stimulate public imagination, to challenge preconceptions of ownership and to raise awareness of the engravings and their place in our world today.

A variety of media and approaches will be used to explore these themes, including photography, digital image enhancement, sculpture, archive material, poetry/words, interactive media (including textiles, wood and stone).

There will be an official opening on 25th Sept with a guest speaker and it will run for 9 weeks up to 21st November in the Manor House Museum and Art Gallery, Ilkley. It will form part of the Ilkley International Literature Festival which is from 27th Sept-18th Oct.

For more information contact Tertia Barnett at

Ilkley Manor House Museum, Castle Yard, Church Street, Ilkley L529 9DT. Tel. 01943-600066

Opening Times (admission free)
Monday closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Wednesday - Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
27th May 2004ce

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