Chicago exhibiton for PGPA member Allan Pollock-Morris
Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works. Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the 'Close' exhibition of 50 large photographs and a 1 hour film uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of garden making and land art in international arts and culture.
The project brings together over 30 lesser known and well known designers and artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Alec Finlay, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, James Alexander Sinclair, Gerald Laing, and Xa Tollemache.
The accompanying hard-back book will launch in the UK on the 14th of May and is a new edition of 'Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland' (ISBN 978-0956033819). It has written contributions from many of the artists and designers, over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and other illustration by Gary Hincks and Richard Demarco.