Hayward Touring is a contemporary art organisation producing exhibitions that tour to galleries, museums and other publicly-funded venues throughout Britain. We collaborate with artists, independent curators, writers and partner institutions to develop imaginative exhibitions that are seen by up to half a million people in over forty five cities and towns each year. Acting as a laboratory of ideas and nurturing new curatorial approaches, Hayward Touring’s exhibitions feature a thought-provoking mix of subjects and artists, intended to complement and expand upon our partner-galleries’ programmes.
Exhibitions range in scale from the British Art Show - the largest and most ambitious survey of recent British art, organised in different cities around the country every five years - to international group exhibitions produced with guest curators, artists and writers. The programme also extends to smaller monographic print and photography exhibitions, touring to a variety of venues including galleries, libraries, universities, colleges and schools, arts centres and historic sites.
Hayward Touring is supported by Arts Council England and, in addition to its own programme also tours exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection. For more information about the Arts Council Collection please visit www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk.
BRITISH ART SHOW 8
The British Art Show provides a vital overview of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK. Organised by Hayward Touring, this multi-venue exhibition is presented every five years in four different cities across the country.
The curators of British Art Show 8, Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, have selected work by 42 artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary art in the UK over the past five years. The result is a wide-ranging exhibition that encompasses performance, film, sculpture, installation, painting and design. 26 of the 42 artists have produced new works for the exhibition, making this the most ambitious British Art Show to date.
A central concern of British Art Show 8 is the changing role and status of the physical object in an increasingly digital age. While some artists engage with this question through tranditional craft-based techniques, others experiment with industrial modes of production. As the curators observe, 'We were particularly interested in the rereading of objects by artists and other contemporary thinkers as active agents, generative entities, mutating forms and networked realities.'
British Art Show 8 opened in Leeds in October 2015 and is currently showing in Edinburgh, it will then tour to Norwich and Southampton.
This year the British Art Show benefits from the exceptional support of Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund. The grant will enable an integrated programme of audience development activities, including new digital platforms, community engagement and artists' projects outside the galleries. Other supporters and partners confirmed to date include Creative Scotland; The Henry Moore Foundation; Film and Video Umbrella; Mondriaan Fund; Create London; Lafayette Anticipation - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris; WERK; William A. Cadbury Charitable Trust; Northern Ballet; Dovecot Studios; ArtAV; The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Hayward Touring exhibitions currently on the road include Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries with support from the Art Fund which launched at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. In June 2016 In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price opens at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Presenting a vast repertoire of seminal artworks and historical objects, it explores the psychological and affective power of the horizontal.
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To find out more about collaborating with Hayward Touring on new exhibitions, or to get involved with one that is currently touring or in development please go to our ‘About Hayward Touring’ section or contact Alison Maun, our bookings administrator directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
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