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Paul Hart: Truncated

The Art of Trees
20 April 2024 — 14 July 2024

Paul Hart’s photographs explore our relationship with the landscape. See a series of his atmospheric tree portraits and be transported to the depths of the forest.

Paul Hart has photographed the natural world for over thirty-five years. This series of photographs was taken over a period of three years, on repeated visits to the same ageing pine forest plantation in Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire.

Hart’s intensive portrayals of forests and woodlands are created using large and medium format film cameras and printed using traditional darkroom techniques. A book of photographs from the Truncated series was published in 2009 and is now held in important collections such as the V&A Museum Collection, TATE Library and the Martin Parr Foundation Library.


Paul Hart

Paul Hart is a British landscape photographer, living in Lincolnshire. He graduated with a BA Hons in photography from Nottingham Trent University in 1988. Hart works exclusively with black and white analogue processes, processing and printing all work by hand in his darkroom.

Hart has published several monographs including: Truncated (2009), Farmed (2016), Drained (2018), Reclaimed (2020) and Fragile (2024). His work has been exhibited internationally and he was awarded the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize (UK) by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London.

“In my work I’ve always tried to convey the physical beauty of trees, but also highlight the neglect and decline of this essential life form in the face of the modern world.” – Paul Hart

Visitor Information

See this exhibition in the Gallery.

Free Entry.

Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of our new series of tree-themed exhibitions and meet the artists.

Saturday 20 April

1 – 3pm

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Paul Hart is represented by the Tree Art Gallery, a contemporary art gallery specialising in artworks inspired by trees and wood. It was founded by Emmeline Hallmark, a specialist in British landscape art of the 18th and 19th centuries, and is a culmination of her studies, passion and interpretation of nature in art.