Open from Saturday 9 November 2019 to 18 April 2020 ‘Landscapes of the Mind: The Art of Tristram Hillier’ brings together over 50 pictures from across the UK.

Tristram Hillier RA (1905–1983) was one of the most accomplished and distinctive 20th-century British artists. Painting for many years from a base in Somerset, he created pictures in a uniquely intense and memorable style.

Many of his paintings evoke an air of other-worldliness. Incongruous objects and the use of unreal perspectives add a surreal quality. His subject matter spans landscape, seascapes, architecture, still-life and religious themes.

Find Out More

Find out more about the life and works of the painter in this short gallery tour.

See major works on loan from across the UK including ‘Variation on the Form of an Anchor’ and ‘La Route des Alpes’ from the collections of Tate Britain and ‘Pylons’ and ‘Quantoxhead’ from National Galleries Scotland.

Also on loan from Tate Britain are works by Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth and Ben Nicholson, members of the modernist art group Unit One.

The gallery tours are drop in, suggested donation £3.

Dates and locations

The Museum of Somerset
  • Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:00 - 2:30

  • Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 2:00 - 2:30

  • Friday, 28th February 2020, 2:00 - 2:30

  • Saturday, 28th March 2020, 2:00 - 2:30