"Art is meant to be lived with"

"Art is meant to be lived with"



Works from the Peter Scott Gallery Collection

Irene Manton (1904 – 1988) challenged convention in her life and work. Throughout her career as a botanical scientist she remained curious about different fields of knowledge, growing a distinctive collection of artworks and antiquities. For Manton, the ‘other ways of looking’ afforded by art and music could offer surprising insights into new perspectives.

Taking its name from Manton’s words, this exhibition revisits documented situations and locations to show how she lived with her collection at home and in the workplace. With creative flair, intellectual intention and a lively sense of humour, Manton used art to enrich everyday life. “Art is meant to be lived with” opens up this idiosyncratic collection and invites you to be part of the conversations it inspires today.

Artists include: Max Ernst, Terry Frost, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, L.S. Lowry, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Winifred Nicholson, Pablo Picasso

Supported by the Peter Scott Gallery Charitable Trust.

You are warmly invited to join us at the exhibition opening on 26 October, 6-8pm.