EXHIBITION: A Strange Reality – Warrington Museum and Art Gallery 19 August- 16 September 2017. Three Liverpool-based contemporary artists explore themes of landscape and memory.

This new exhibition brought together the work of artists John Elcock, Josie Jenkins and Paul Mellor for the first time.

Each artist has a distinct style but a common interest in exploring the exciting possibilities of paint and the enduring importance of the landscape tradition, with particular references to art history, cinema, urban decay and isolated landscapes.

Over thirty works explored themes of the sublime, memory, recollection and ambiguity as the artists seek to understand the strange reality of the world around us.

Visitor Information

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 – Saturday 16 Sep 2017
Gallery 11, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Open Monday-Friday
10:00am – 4:30pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

Last admission 15 minutes before closing time

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Admission Free

Artists’ talk Saturday 19th August, 2pm.

Notes for editors

Josie Jenkins is an award-winning artist based in Liverpool, UK. She studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art (Painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design, UK, graduating in 2002 and has since exhibited in the UK and internationally. She received the 2013 Valeria Sykes Award at the New Lights Art Prize.

Paul Mellor studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art and has continued to make and exhibit work nationally and internationally in the media of painting, film, video, printmaking and photography.

John Elcock is an artist and poet with an interest in landscape and symbolism. He was shortlisted in 2017 for the New English Art Club and is founder of Liverpool Open Studios.



Warrington Guardian 25 Aug 2017
Jenny Drinkwater 08 Sep 2017