Current Exhibitions

Roger Hiorns Seizure

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Sculpture at Longside

Open weekends and school holidays

Faced with the demolition of the South London housing block in which it was originally situated in early 2011, Seizure was acquired by the Arts Council Collection, thanks to a gift by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Art Fund, with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation.

The work, weighing over 31 tonnes, was successfully extracted from the property in February 2011, following meticulous planning which saw one wall of the flat removed before the whole structure was pulled out and subsequently transported to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where it is presented within a new concrete structure commissioned from Adam Khan Architects.

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The Weather Garden

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National Partners Programme

17 February 2019 - 2 June 2019

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 National Partners Programme 2016-19.

As Seen On Screen

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National Partners Programme

An Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibition.

31 May 2019 - 18 August 2019.

On Paper

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ACC Touring Exhibition

Paper will become the subject of this exhibition, rather than the often overlooked support for drawings. 

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
26 May - 14 July 2018

Tŷ Pawb
28 July  - 22 September 2018

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
29 September - 25 November 2018

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
1 December 2018 - 17 February 2019

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
23 February - 27 April 2019

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In My Shoes

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ACC Touring Exhibition

Self-portraiture maintains an enduring presence throughout art history; in recent years artists have revolutionised and extended the genre by incorporating action, performance, narrative and explorations of identity.

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
30 March – 17 June 2018

Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester
7 July - 2 September 2018

PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
6 October 2018 - 6 January 2019

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University
19 January - 12 May 2019

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
6 July - 22 September 2019

Rooted in the Landscape

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ACC Touring Exhibition

Our new exhibition in collaboration with the Paintings in Hospitals is touring hospitals across South West England.

Rooted in the Landscape is touring hospitals across the South West of England. It will be on display at Dorset County Hospital from 04 August 2018 - 05 January 2019. And will then continue to tour to Yeovil District Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton), and Southmead Hospital (Bristol).

Criminal Ornamentation Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

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ACC Touring Exhibition

Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection in a new touring exhibition.

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester - 21 September-16 December 2018

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter - 19 January-16 March 2019

Longside Gallery, Arts Council Collection, Wakefield - 5 April-16 June 2019

Southampton Art Gallery - 28 June-28 September 2019

The Printed Line

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ACC Touring Exhibition

This exhibition will consider how artists have used a variety of printmaking techniques to exploit the potential of the printed line.

6 April – 2 June 2019, Torre Abbey Museum, Torquay

6 July - 8 September, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

21 September – 10 November, Rugby Art Gallery

16 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

11 January – 1 March, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford 

7 March – 26 April, The Beaney, Canterbury

25 July – 5 September, Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley

19 September – 15 November, City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester

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