Shropshire in Highgate

Robert Cunning
Highgate Gallery
25 Mar - 07 Apr 2022
Tuesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm
Sundays 11am-5pm, Mondays Closed

Above: Spirit of the Valley, detail, oil on panel 92x92cm  ©Robert Cunning 2021

In 1895 author A.E.Housman first published his celebrated collection of poetry, A Shropshire Lad, while living at Byron Cottage in Highgate.  These are poems of nostalgia and youth, looking back to a rural existence. Robert Cunning’s exhibition is his response to Housman’s vision a century later.  While the countryside looks superficially the same, we are going through an ecological crisis.  These wonderful landscape paintings are both a celebration of nature and a recognition of change.