Free event Family friendly


Now - Sun 21 Aug 2022


10:00 - 15:00

Conversations with Nature brings together the works of three contemporary painters from across the UK, Alison Critchlow, Natalie Dowse and Helen Thomas, in a new exhibition that celebrates the artists’ relationship with the natural environment.

From plants that squeeze their way through the cracks in the pavement, to the uncanny and the familiar in the urban and natural landscape, this collection of paintings is a recognition of their shared explorations. Whether from a physical connection or an emotional feeling, or a combination of the two, the artworks in this gallery apply the language of paint to explore the beauty and unpredictability of nature.

The three artists originally studied together at Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall, and 2022 marks the 30th anniversary since their graduation. Conversations with Nature will be the first time their work has been shown together in three decades and is a celebration of their achievements, friendship and innate connection to the natural world.

Hear more from artists Alison Critchlow, Natalie Dowse and Helen Thomas in conversation with Joanna Whittle as they discuss Conversations with Nature on the final day of the exhibition. Click here to find out more and to book.

Visit the exhibition:

Monday: 10:00 – 20:00 | Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00 | Wednesday: 10:00 – 20:00 | Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00 | Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 | Saturday: 09:30 – 16:00 | Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00