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Seb Thomas and Ima-Abasi Okon are both part of group show The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the

The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection

Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

17 Feb - 2 June 2019

Ima Abasi-Okon and current Kingsgate takeover artist Seb Thomas are both part of group show The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Seb will be showing new work made during his artist takeover at Kingsgate Project Space.

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, Sebastian Thomas, Edward Weston and Cathy Wilkes.

On Saturday 16 February, to celebrate the launch of the show, all exhibitions at the Towner will be open late and there will be chips and music in the bar followed a performance of John Cage’s Ryoanji by musicians from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

This launch event is free and open to everyone.

Travelling from London? Click here to reserve your free place on a bus from London to Towner. Mint Coaches-London Coach Hire will depart from Belvedere Road, London (coach parking near the London Eye) at 3.00pm. The coach will return to London from Towner Art Gallery at 9.00pm.

For more information, click here.

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