18th December 2018

London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection, lit by TM Lighting

TM Lighting is pleased to partner with London Art Fair in 2019 as Museum Partner Lighting Sponsor, collaborating with Towner Gallery to illuminate their exhibition, ‘The Living Collection’.

Towner has been chosen as the Museum Partner for the 2019 edition of the London Art Fair, which takes place from 16th to 20th January. Towner will be presenting The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.

Towner’s exhibition at the fair will showcase a selection of works that are significant to the history of the gallery and its collection and will look at the way it has been shaped by its dedicated and innovative curators, who have sought to promote and support the most significant living artists of their time. As the gallery moves towards its centenary in 2023, the collection will play an important role in interpreting the last hundred years of regional history and be used as a catalyst to talk about the future.

Demonstrating the strength of the Towner Collection as an active, evolving body of contemporary art, the exhibition will feature modern and contemporary works by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Nash, William Nicholson, Duncan Grant, William Gear, Gertrude Hermes, Tirzah Garwood, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

This selection will not only highlight the role of Sussex as ‘The Artists’ County’, a place of inspiration which has nurtured artists and makers but will also champion key figures from its history that promoted radical thinking and inspired social change throughout the twentieth century.

To celebrate their exhibition at London Art Fair 2019, Towner is commissioning a new wallpaper artwork responding to the collection, which will form the backdrop of the Towner’s display at the Fair.

TM Lighting – Leading Specialists in Lighting Art

TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service. TM Lighting design and manufacture award winning luminaires and lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated, and the pigments conserved.

Clients range from stately homes such as Waddesdon Manor Rothschild Collection, English Heritage Apsley House, Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.

At London Art Fair 2019, TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting for Towner Gallery’s important exhibition utilising the LED GalleryOneFifty, a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections. Additionally, TM Lighting will use their superior Slim Light Pro Picture Lights.

TM Lighting are pleased to also be lighting JGM Gallery’s presentation (Stand 4) for their group show of work by contemporary artists Ralph Anderson, Juan Bolivar, Alice Wilson, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bob Gibson, Dominic Beattie, Danie Mellor.

To coincide with this presentation, TM Lighting will host ‘Satellite’, a group exhibition curated by JGM Gallery, on display at TM Lighting Gallery from 18th January – 15th March 2019. A Private View of ‘Satellite’ will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 13th February 2019.

On Wednesday 16th January TM Lighting is participating in London Art Fair’s Museum Day talk at ‘Going Behind The Scenes for Curatorial Care’, 12 – 1pm.

Talk description: What are the concerns around conservation in heritage and modern collections? How can technology enable better care and display? What are the considerations for artists, curators and gallerists to display exhibitions in a safe and cost-effective way?

The discussion will include:

  • Cristina Alfonsin, Collection Manager for Rothschild Foundation, for the collection displayed at Waddesdon Manor and Spencer House
  • Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting
  • Matthew Travers, Director, Piano Nobile
  • Corinne Farmer, Conservator, Towner Gallery

This talk aimed at museum professionals is by private invitation by London Art Fair, only. For more information about London Art Fair visit www.londonartfair.co.uk

Image: Eric Ravilious, Downs in Winter, 1935, (c) The Towner Collection