BRINK: Green Party’s first MP Caroline Lucas curates new environment-focused exhibition at Towner Art Gallery

BRINK, a new exhibition curated by the Green Party’s first MP Caroline Lucas, has opened in Eastbourne featuring artworks that examine the environment, including climate change and its effects on the UK landscape.

The exhibition, which is now on at the Towner Art Gallery, features works selected by the former Leader of the Green Party. Caroline Lucas who is currently the Green Party’s first MP, representing Brighton Pavilion, has chosen pieces from Towner’s 5000-strong permanent collection.

Caroline Lucas’s choices reflect and resonate with her passions and interests, from her environmental work through to her love of living in Sussex.

BRINK coincides with another environment-focused exhibition at the Towner Art Gallery, David Nash: 200 Seasons. In the exhibition, the sculptor and land artist – who divides his time between homes in Lewes in South-East England and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales – reflects on his long relationship with Wales, in particular Capel Rhiw, his home and studio for over half a century with its surrounding Snowdonia landscape.

The exhibition features key sculptures from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring the different ways the artist has cut, carved and manipulated wood to produce sculptures that sit between the abstract and figurative.

Trees and the natural environment are central to David Nash’s work, which extends to living sculptures including Ash Dome – a work that emerged from the planting of a circle of 22 ash trees in 1977. These time-based works are included in the exhibition through photographs, films and drawings.

BRINK is on at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne from now until 10 May 2020. David Nash: 200 Seasons is also on at the Towner Art Gallery from now until 2 February.

Image credit: Rob-Harris (David Nash: 200 Seasons)

Towner Art Gallery

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

 

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