Pavilion presents - Now there, I make a comma: Launch of the New Arcadian Journal, Yorkshire Capabilities

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street Leeds LS1 6AL

Now there, said he, pointing his finger, I make a comma, and there, pointing to another spot where a more decided turn is proper, I make a colon; at another part, (where an interruption is desirable to break the view) a parenthesis – now a full stop, and then I begin another subject.
–Hannah More recounting a conversation with ‘Capability’ Brown

The New Arcadian Journal is a unique, limited edition, fine press book edited by Dr Patrick Eyres. It investigates the cultural politics of historical landscapes and the resonance of garden works by contemporary artists. Titled Yorkshire Capabilities, the 2016 edition of the journal explores the Yorkshire landscapes designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) and is a contribution to the Capability Brown Festival 2016.

Yorkshire Capabilities includes illustrations by University of Leeds alumni Amelia Crouch (BA Fine Art) and Miriam Thorpe in addition to work by Gustav Metzger, Amelia Crouch, Ruth Lyons, Giles Bailey, Ellen Burroughs, Miriam Thorpe, Carol Sorhaindo and Simon Warner who each contributed to Pavilion’s 2015 project The Follies of Youth.

This launch event will include introductions by Dr Patrick Eyres and Dr Linzi Stauvers, an opportunity to view past editions of The NAJ and a screening of four artist films:

William Raban, Breath, 1974, 15 mins
Derek Jarman, Journey to Avebury, 1971, 10 mins
Anthony McCall, Landscape for Fire, 1972, 7 mins
Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson, Swamp, 1971, 6 mins

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Image credit: Patrick Eyres