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2016 Exhibition Round Up

Capability Brown at Harewood, Yorkshire

Lancelot “Capability” Brown

Great Capabilities: Capability Brown at Harewood

2016 marks the 300 anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown. The famous views from the Terrace represents one of the finest examples of his work and we have a programme of exhibitions that invite you to experience the landscape in new ways.

Roger Fenton image of Harewood from the south

25th March – 30th October
The Art of Landscape and North and South, Watercolour Rooms
Since Harewood was constructed artists have depicted the parkland. The Art of Landscape will display rare works created over 250 years of patronage, showing the unchanging beauty of the Capability Brown landscape. Works by Turner and other notable artists will be exhibited alongside rarely seen early photographs by pioneer Roger Fenton from 1860. To complete the exhibition, you will be able to enjoy the landscape on horseback with Simon Warner’s contemporary films captured over the autumn months.


25th March – 30th October
Look, touch and listen; a sensory exploration of the landscape, throughout the grounds.
Explore the parkland with your senses and enjoy our self-guided trail through the gardens.

Contemporary Art at Harewood House Trust

25th March – 17th July
Shade into Shade, Terrace Gallery

Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen has used a special technique to represent Harewood’s landscape. Using highly reflective painted boards and a camera, Jorma has photographed the reflection of our landscapes, rather than the actual landscape. The final results are truly beautiful.

24th July – 30th October
The Grove of Delight, Terrace Gallery

Moving away from visual depictions, poet Thomas A. Clark will respond to the famous vistas with words. Renowned for his poetry about the experience of walking through landscape, this exhibition will provide a fresh look at the connections we all have with Harewood’s parkland.