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External Exhibition

Towards Night Curated by Tom Hammick

Towner Art Gallery
24 September 2016 - 22 January 2017

Towards Night explores the nocturnal through paintings, prints and drawings by over sixty artists. Drawing on the nineteenth century European Romantic tradition, the show surveys contemporary and historical connections to wonderment and dystopia at dusk, twilight, night and dawn.

Towards Night juxtaposes key paintings and prints by Constable, Friedrich, Munch, Nolde, Palmer and Turner, some of the best known visionaries of the Romantic tradition with contemporary artists who work with the transformative aspects of nightfall to convey emotional responses of awe, anxiety and solitude, love and loss, revelry, insomnia, and journey’s end.

Tom Hammick, curator of Towards Night said “This exhibition has grown way beyond its original conception, to become a magnificent survey of painting and printmaking from over two hundred years based around the central tenet of night. The exhibition is a kind of painterly response to the way figurative artists use their artistic heroes as starting points for their own work, both compositionally and emotionally.”

Tom Hammick in Conversation

Tom Hammick will be in conversation with artists Phoebe Unwin, Andrzej Jackowski, Susie Hamilton and Georgia Keeling on Saturday 26th November, 3pm. The discussion will be chaired by Hannah Hughes, Press Manager at Flowers Gallery. Please click here to book tickets.

Exhibiting Artists

Craigie Aitchison, Hurvin Anderson, Christine Baumgarter, Basil Beattie, William Blake, Nick Bodimeade, Louise Bourgeois, Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Nick Carrick, Patrick Caulfield, Marc Chagall, Stephen Chambers, Prunella Clough, Eileen Cooper, John Constable, Michael Craig-Martin, Andrew Cranston, William Crozier, Betsy Dadd, Peter Doig, James Fisher, Caspar David Friedrich, Ewan Gibbs, Will Gill, Tom Hammick, Gertrude Hermes, Utagawa Hiroshige, Howard Hodgkin, Susie Hamilton, Andrej Jackowski, Merlin James, Alex Katz, Georgia Keeling, Ken Kiff, Sara Lee, L S Lowry, Danny Markey, Edvard Munch, Mary Newcomb, Mariele Neudecker, Sidney Nolan, Emil Nolde, Humphrey Ocean, Julian Opie, Roy Oxlade, Samuel Palmer, Sarah Raphael, William Scott, George Shaw, Emma Stibbon, Edward Stott, J.M.W. Turner, Phoebe Unwin, Amanda Vesey, Alfred Wallis, Alice Walter, David Willets, Mark Wright, Rose Wylie.

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