Introducing Lunchtime Responses: a new series of events where members of the Towner team invite you to a conversation in the gallery.
You’ll hear new perspectives, unique takes and personal stories about the varied works in the Towner Collection.
Join Towner conservator, Corinne Farmer, for a 20-minute discussion about the care and conservation of two works – one contemporary sculpture, the other a painting from the 1940s – in the exhibition Unseen.
Expect insights into the investigation of the two very different artworks, Michael Rakowitz’s April is the cruellest month and a self portrait by Ronald Horton, which required a variety of conservation techniques and interventions.
During the talk you’ll be able to view images of the works before they were conserved and ask questions.
This is a drop-in, free event for all.
Meet inside Gallery 2 on the second floor.
Corinne Farmer ACR PhD PgCE is an Accredited Conservator & Consultant working on site at Towner.
We have a budget available to make this event as accessible as possible – this can include interpretation services or other access needs we can meet to enable you to participate.
If you require access arrangements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks before the event date so that we can book a service if needed.
○ There are two sets of large, heavy glass doors leading into and out of the exhibition.
○ The artworks in this exhibition should not be touched.
○ There is one moving image work with a soundtrack and intermittent flashing lights.
○ There is one installation work with separate elements and small parts in the room all over the floor and may feel slightly overcrowded.
○ There are two glass vitrines with works on paper in them at table height.
○ The reading level of the wall text and labels is 10+ years.
○ Large print guides are available.
○ Audio guides are not available.
○ Braille guides are not available.
○ Easy Read guides are not available
○ There is a change in light level between several spaces, from dark, to lower and medium light levels. Visitors may need time to adjust their eyes.
○ Noise levels are generally low but may be louder when busy. The moving image work by Elizabeth Price, SUNLIGHT, contains loud noises and music, and will carry over into adjacent galleries.
○ All spaces are scent-free, except for one installation which is very mildly scented with cinnamon and star anise.
○ Flooring is resin concrete, except one room with black carpet.
○ The galleries are busiest between 11.00am and 2.00pm.
○ Some seating is available in the space. Portable seating is available on request.
○ Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses, and wheelchairs are available.
○ A quiet relaxed space with low lighting is available in Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library on the first floor.
○ A gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathroom can be found on the ground floor.
○ Comfortable space for service animals to rest can be found in the ground floor foyer; with watering facilities available in the nearby cafe.