After spending all week in London visiting multiple art fairs and exhibitions, get out, get on a train visit the coast, Bristol, Yorkshire or Somerset- our Top 6 exhibitions to visit outside London below
Yoko Ono, 1969 Portrait by Iain Macmillan ©Yoko Ono
1 Yoko Ono at The Georgian House Museum
Opening this weekend at The Georgian House Museum, part of The Bristol Museum group, is YOKO ONO: INTERVENTIONS/2. INTERVENTIONS, comes from a show that Yoko Ono did (October 22 – December 21, 2013) in the villa of Ernst Fuchs, designed by Otto Wagner in 1888; this show had elements of Yoko Ono’s films shown on television monitors in each room, and also for the opening, a performance of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece. The current show, curated by Jimmy Galvin, in The Georgian House Museum, has aspects of this, but added to it, has Wish Trees, and Yoko Ono’s more recent work, ARISING, which incorporates a filmed element, and addresses the abuse of women by men. More Info: HERE
David Nash, Wooden Boulder, 2013. Photo courtesy David Nash
2 David Nash at Towner
David Nash: 200 Seasons is a major survey of Nash’s career from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his unique contribution to British sculpture and the international Land Art movement. 200 Seasons also marks one of the major moments in Towner’s programme of events and exhibitions celebrating 10 years in the gallery’s current building. The exhibition includes new work. The exhibition reflects the artist’s long relationship with Wales, in particular, Capel Rhiw, Blaenau Ffestiniog, his home and studio for over half a century. More Info: HERE
Holly Hendry, Slacker, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Mark Reeves
3 Holly Hendry YSP
Artist Holly Hendry explores themes of decay, the body, and the use and re-use of materials in a new exhibition, The Dump is Full of Images, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) from 21 September 2019.
Through the exhibition, Hendry investigates ideas of excess, the build-up of material in the world, how we choose what to keep and what we classify as rubbish. The exhibition invites audiences to consider the value placed on the objects with which we fill our lives. Central to the exhibition is Slacker (2019)
More Info: HERE
4 Bharti at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
‘A Wonderful Anarchy,’ is an exhibition of new work by Bharti Kher, following her three-month residency with Hauser & Wirth Somerset in 2017. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and marks a return to the most elemental themes within her practice. Kher, who works across a multitude of forms, will present a body of sculpture, installation, and paintings. In the process of transforming found objects, and continually experimenting with materials, she layers references: to the mythological and scientific, secular and ritualistic, physical and psychological. At the center of all works is the abstraction of shape and confluence of time in a provocative meeting of materials.
More Info: HERE
5 Turner Prize at Turner Contemporary
Every other year, the Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. Four of the most exciting artists working right now are shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year. This year’s finalists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. More Info: HERE
6 Lindsay Seers at Fabrica Brighton
Care(less) is a new 360-degree film work by artist Lindsay Seers. In this, Seers’ first work using virtual
reality technology, visitors can experience what it might feel like to be in the body of an older person facing a gradual reduction in capacity. The film lasts six minutes and visitors may experience it using a VR headset and enter via a medical waiting room within Fabrica’s gallery walls.
More Info: HERE