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10 February to 6 May 2024

Gallery 2

200 years ago J.H. Clark and S. Leigh created a game to tap into a new craze sweeping Europe. Meaning ‘many views’, their Myriorama was a set of 16 illustrated cards that could be rearranged to create a near-endless variety of cohesive scenes. Long before cinema this was seen as a fine amusement for all the family.

Penny Hallas uses but subverts the Myriorama’s idealised picturesque aesthetic, combining and intermingling narratives, deliberately introducing elements of dissonance and misfit as a way of extending conversations about how we perceive and value the land in a time of environmental crisis.