Champions of the natural world will be celebrated in a new exhibition opening this month at Dunham Massey – a charming Georgian country house in Cheshire, boasting extensive grounds and roaming wild deer. Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions is a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery and draws on works from the Gallery’s collection. It features paintings, sculptures and photographs of individuals who have transformed the way we perceive, experience and protect the natural world. There will be key figures of the Romantic movement such as William Wordsworth, and early reformers William Morris and Octavia Hill. There’s also people at the forefront of conservation and research, including Jane Goodall and James Lovelock. Also represented are animal welfare and agriculture campaigners such as Linda McCartney, Prince Charles and (of course) Sir David Attenborough. The exhibition will feature a film documenting young people’s thoughts about the environment and how they were involved in selecting the ‘Nature’s Champions’.
Sat 23 Mar – Sun 9 Jun, Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ, Tel: 0161 941 1025, 11am – 5pm, £14.50/£7.25 (normal venue entry), www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- A. James Simpkin
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- Fri 22 Mar 2019