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What is Contemporary Art?

The Graphic Landscape


What is Contemporary Art?

A series of five illustrated talks exploring land, landscape and nature in contemporary art practice


The Graphic Landscape

Wednesday 8 February / 6.30 - 7.45pm


The modern urban landscape has, since the the birth of the industrialised society, been shaped through the use of mechanised systems of communication and mass production.

This talk will explore the history and place of printmaking and the printed image in the development of the city as a social centre and the way that we have evolved cognitive mechanisms to deal with complex visual systems that guide and inform our everyday lives.



Paul Greco is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art ( Printmaking) at the University of Northampton. His own work focuses on the place of Printmaking within Fine Art practice. His research explores the relationship between traditional and digital technologies and the link between graphic language and the development of contemporary visual systems and environments.

Recent exhibitions include - ‘At Play ’ at South Hill Park Berksire and ‘The Suburban Landscape’ at The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture Midllesex.

February 2012


What is Contemporary Art?

All talks 6.30 - 7.45pm


£3.50 / £2.50 concession

Enjoy all 5 for £15 / £10 concession

Pre-book on 01908 676 900


Wednesday 1 February

Art in Nature, Nature in Art


Wednesday 8 February

The Graphic Landscape


Wednesday 15 February

Landscape towards Abstraction in Painting


Wednesday 22 February

Landscape. Change. Photography


Wednesday 29 February

Drawing the Landscape - a crisis in representation



From March 2012


A Series of three talks by contemporary artists at The University of Northampton.