A Visit from John Ruskin

  • Sat 6 June 2015
  • 12.30 pm

The exhibition LAND MARKS: Structures for a Poetic Universe has proved overwhelmingly popular, so much so, that an important figure from the past, John Ruskin, is rumoured to be travelling through time in order to pay it a visit!

Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His ideas inspired the Arts and Crafts Movement and the founding of the National Trust, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and the Labour Movement. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

LAND MARKS: Structures for a Poetic Universe contains a collection of Ruskin’s rocks, and on Saturday 6 June, we are expecting a visit from Ruskin himself, who will be able to talk visitors through his rock collection and explain their significance. Don’t miss this unusual opportunity to meet the man himself!

No prior booking necessary, Ruskin is expected to be in the gallery intermittently throughout the afternoon.