'Calderbank Reflections'

Landscapes of Water

28 March – 14 June 2020

Summerlee Museum

FREE Entry

As part of Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Summerlee Museum presents an exhibition of work by artist, Lesley Banks which beautifully captures the magnificent coastal and inland waterways of Scotland.

The coastal work on display expands on her previous, Creative Scotland, funded Canal Residency – Gongoozler. As canals begin and end their journey into the gateway of the sea, Lesley has broadened her perspective to include Scottish coastlines.

In contrast to the calm surface water of canals these vast coastal vistas offered Lesley a very different challenge. Dramatic rocky jagged outcrops stretch out to the sea at Castle Lachlan in Argyll. The rhythmic sound of the waves a constant background hum to the seagull screams.

In comparison, Lesley’s work on the Monkland Canal focus solely on the surface of the water with light, pattern and colour filling the canvas from edge to edge. Reflections are captured as are nature’s detritus floating on slow almost static soft edged stretches of water. The layers of the canal contain the world in reverse – sky and landscape come together to produce new abstractions.


STEM workshops for schools including ‘How the Vulcan Floats’, ‘Wildlife in the Park and ‘Heavy Metal – Iron Burgh Innovations’.

Landscapes and Water…Made Easy

16yrs+ £35/£32 concession (includes all materials)

Saturday 6 June 10am – 4pm

Reigart Suite, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge.

Join us for a masterclass with exhibiting artist Lesley Banks. Use the Monkland Canal which flows into Summerlee as your inspiration. Weather permitting the class will involve some plein air sketching along the canal. Call 01236 632828 to book.

Culture NL has an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions on offer throughout the year in venues across North Lanarkshire. For more information:

CNL Exhibitions 2020