Claire Barclay is included in 'The Weather Garden'
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. Drawing on what she finds in these spaces, Hardy creates immersive, multi-sensory installations. Bringing this same appproach to her curatorial work, Hardy envisions the gallery space as a shifting landscape, shaped by natural as well as human forces.
The Weather Garden includes over thirty artworks in a diverse range of media that resonate with the themes of transience, materiality 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.