Painting 5

Landscape with Buildings, Cows and Sheep
artist unknown

Recalled by Iain Sinclair. Iain Sinclair’s novels include 'Downriver' (winner of the James Tait Black Prize and the Encore Prize for the Year’s Best Second Novel), 'Radon Daughters', and 'Dining on Stones' (which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize). His most recent book London, City of Disappearances has recently been published.

Reveal 5 of 7

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For the fourteen weeks of the 'Waterlog' exhibition in Lincoln, seven different landscape paintings from the Lincolnshire Collections were hung in the gallery, all but one of them veiled with black silk.

Every fortnight, a different painting was unveiled, and an audio recording was made during a walk undertaken by Pope, in the company of a different writer. These audio files, made available through this site, recorded the writers attempts to commit the designated paintings to memory and recollect them in detail, out in the open countryside.

The seven walks and the corresponding audio files can be accessed through this site alongside the earlier series of ten walks and ten audio recollections, accompanying the Norwich exhibition of 'Waterlog', which can be accessed via the link at the bottom left.


Listen to a recording of Iain Sinclair recalling the painting (MP3 : 14.1MB)
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