Landscape Rebels

22/10/2022 - 16/04/2023

Christchurch Mansion


Suitable for Everyone

Arts and Craft, Science and Nature

About this Exhibition

‘Landscape Rebels’ will explore how human impacts, including the climate crisis, are changing the landscape. How has landscape been depicted by artists, makers and people from Suffolk to across the world. Can these Landscape Rebels offer solutions to the environmental crisis?

The exhibition brings together artworks by Turner, Constable and Monet, alongside natural history, costume, and global stories. It will show a variety of creative responses to the landscape.

Contemporary commissions will form a part of the exhibition and events programme, highlighting ways we can engage with nature, art and our landscape.

Landscape Rebels will feature JMW Turner’s painting of ‘Walton Bridges’, widely regarded as the first oil painting by the artist to have been based on oil sketches made in the open air. Colchester + Ipswich Museums were instrumental in a bid to help save this important painting for the nation when, in 2019, a rescue bid was launched with Norfolk Museum Service. With the aid of major grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Art Fund, the Friends of Ipswich Museums and a private donor, this nationally important painting was successfully saved for the East of England and the nation. Further support from the Friends of the Ipswich Museums is enabling us to bring this stunning artwork to Christchurch Mansion.

More information about the exhibition can be found by visiting our Landscape Rebels website.

For useful information, such as how to find us, what to expect when you arrive and what facilities we have, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at Christchurch Mansion | Ipswich Museums.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England and The Friends of the Ipswich Museums, and sponsored in part by Kerseys Solicitors

The Friends of the Ipswich Museums logo. It is in the shape of a hanging banner. THe bottom edge has a triangle shape cut out, forming two points. THe background is grey and the letters F, O, I, M are in thin yellow text over the top.

Logo of Kersey's Solicitors


This event is free to all.

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Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme draws from Ipswich’s own art and museum collections, as well as touring exhibitions and work by local artists. We also have an incredible array of permanent displays.