Adam Dant | Living Maps

 

Adam Dant's Solo Exhibition Living Maps at Augustus Brandt, Newlands House, Petworth, GU28 0DX | 3rd May - 8th June 2019

 

We are proud to announce that Adam Dant will be unveiling Petworth Places – A Guide to the Town and its People, his latest cartographic creation, which forms the centrepiece for an extensive display of his enticing prints and drawings, cartographic and panoramic. Visitors to the stately home will discover the environs, history, people and places that surround the spacious Georgian townhouse location celebrated through Adam's unique style and vision. As well as original drawings and prints hand-tinted by the artist displayed as a part of the sympathetic and evocative surroundings, visitors will also be able to acquire copies of Adam Dant’s books, the flyleaves of which the artist has inscribed with original and unique thumbnail sketches.

In 1992 Adam Dant graduated from the Royal College of Art, where he studied Fine Art Printmaking, an art form he had embraced whilst a student at the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University in India and at Liverpool School of Art. An award-winning artist Dant was the recipient of the Rome Scholarship in Etching and Engraving in 1993, and the winner of The Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2003. His recently published volume of Maps of London and Beyond was given the 2019 International Creative Media Award’s Gold medal. Adam has won praise from the Guardian and The Financial Times for his ‘witty and richly complex Hogarthian style. Combining contemporary life with eternal mythologies his elaborate and perceptive narrative drawings saw The Art Newspaper declare him ‘The draughtsman laureate of the London Art World ‘. Adam Dant lives in London with his wife, daughter and Scottish Terrier Dr Watson (who is a huge fan of Petworth and the surrounding West Sussex countryside).

Living Maps by Adam Dant will be running from 03 May - 08 June 2019. Opening hours are 10 am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday. You can find more of Adam's works here.

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