The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection

British artist Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection in Towner’s eighth and final exhibition as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19. Anne Hardy’s work derives from places she calls ‘pockets of wild space’ – gaps in the urban space where materials, atmospheres, and emotions gather – using what she finds there to manifest sensory and unstable installation works that fully immerse you. Hardy brings this approach to her selection for Towner, envisioning the gallery space as a shifting impermanent landscape, a meditative environment shaped by local weather data, which has been translated into gently fluctuating light.

The Weather Garden encompasses over thirty artworks in a diverse range of media that are engaged with material, physical action, and sensuality. Artists include: Roger Ackling, Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Claude Cahun, Lynn Chadwick, Alice Channer, Lygia Clark, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Jane Coyle, Hubert Dalwood, Rita Donagh, Barry Flanagan, John Gibbons, Shirazeh Houshiary, Kim Lim, Sarah Lucas, Lucia Nogueira, Madeleine Pledge, Ima-Abasi Okon, Margaret Organ, Karin Ruggaber, Veronica Ryan, Seb Thomas, Edward Weston and Cathy Wilkes.

Click here to reserve your free place on a bus from London to Towner for a special event celebrating the launch of  The Weather Garden and Carey Young: Palais de Justice, as well as Figure Study II, our director Joe Hill’s selection from the Towner Collection, and our new Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library and Art School programme. 

Mint Coaches-London Coach Hire will depart from Belvedere Road, London (coach parking near the London Eye) at 3.00pm. The coach wil return from Towner Art Gallery at 9.00pm.



Image: Sarah Lucas, Nud Cycladic 7, 2010. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund

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