CANCELLED – Dr. Yan Wang Preston in-conversation with Thomas Dukes

10 April 2022 / 3pm-4pm


Dr. Yan Wang Preston introduces the photographic series, English Gardens, and talks about her research into why the landscape looks the way it does.  From nature to aesthetics, the talk encourages a questioning of the world around us.

Based in the North West, award winning photographer Dr. Yan Wang Preston develops projects with arresting visual language, investigating complex dynamics of history and society. This new work looks at the layers of history, and the decisions that lie behind the politics of ‘nature’ and ‘balance’. Working with forms from Chinese landscape painting, Preston uses plants brought to the UK from colonial botanists, along with instances of plants designated ‘non-native’, to tell a story of politics and power.

Limited Capacity. Pre-booking recommended. Tickets: Free – £3 + booking fee. Book at eventbrite

Image: Dujuan (Rhododendron) by Yan Wang Preston, 2021