LSA Response to “The Waste Land”

Opening Party

Leamington Studio Artists took up the challenge laid down by the Coventry Research Group to arrange a fringe event supporting the Journeys with “The Waste Land” research project at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.  LSA members agreed to stage an exhibition asking the local art community to create a new piece of work in response to the T.S. Eliot poem “The Waste Land” as an Open Competition.  Planned to run around the same time as the Herbert, the LSA Response to “The Waste Land” opened officially this weekend and will continue until Sunday 25th November.

It was indeed a challenge!  Many weeks of discussion, sharing of ideas and thoughts have made the chat within LSA and inside East Lodge Gallery itself, very interesting if not controversial at times.  Definitely stimulating though!  The work in the exhibition proves this as it is diverse, strange, imaginative, thought provoking and above all beautiful. The range of colour, subject, media and application is amazing, with each piece accompanied by an appropriate reference to the poem or artist statement.

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The competition is to be judged by Prof. Mike Tooby, with the People’s Choice decided by your vote.  Please come in to and see the exhibition and make your choice.  The winners will be announced on Sunday 25th November in East Lodge 2-4pm.


Leamington Studio Artists: Response to “The Waste Land”

Wed 31 Oct – Sun 25 Nov

East Lodge Gallery

Jephson Gardens

Royal Leamington Spa 31st October – 25th November 2018

Wednesday to Sunday

10am to 4pm (subject to park opening times)

LSA Open Exhibition takes as its theme T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”. The best work will be selected by Professor Mike Tooby.

For further information, go to:

An independent related event inspired by Journeys with “The Waste Land”, an exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, 15 September – 18 November 2018.


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