Bon hiver: A journey through a Winter Landscape

1 December 2012 - 3 March 2013 (free)

This Towner Collection display takes you on a journey through the winter landscape – from the forest to the ice cap. 

The exhibition features iconic works such as Eric Ravilious’s Downs in Winter and The Forked Forest Path by Olafur Eliasson, whose artwork The Weather Project remains one of Tate’s most popular Turbine Hall installations.

Towner acquired The Forked Forest Path through the Contemporary Art Society in 2003 and this is the first time this striking forest installation has been shown in our new building.

The display also features works by Christopher Wood, William Gear, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Duncan Grant, Joachim Koester, Edward Stott and more.

We are very pleased that Kelly Richardson, the artist behind our upcoming solo exhibition
Legion
, has lent a series of photographs to the show. As an artist whose practice is
concerned with landscapes (both real and imagined), we were keen to highlight the links 
between her work and the Towner Collection.

Bon hiver is a traditional french greeting.  Directly translated, it means “good winter”.  It is
often used for the day the first snowfall sticks to the ground.