Green Caroline’s green art

Green MP Caroline Lucas is to curate her first art exhibition, and it will have a distinctly green tinge.

The exhibition is to open at the Towner Art Gallery at Eastbourne, just along the coast from her Brighton Pavilion constituency in November.

She has selected from the Towner’s collection of over 5,000 works, and her choice will reflect her preoccupation with the environment, climate change and the Sussex landscape.

She is expected to include work by Jonathan Monk, David Jones, Tania Kovats and Clare Richardson, as well as this picture, Hornet with Wild Roses,painted in 1950by Tirzah Garwood, wife of the Sussex printmaker and painter Eric Ravilious who is also well represented in the collection.

“I’m very excited to have been invited by the Towner to be a guest curator” said the Green Party’s only Member of Parliament. “It will be a very hard choice but one I am hugely looking forward to.”

Sara Cooper, the Towner’s head of collections, said: “Caroline is a passionate advocate for a range of  issues related to the environment and climate change and we hope that viewers will see both our collection and the wider world around them in a new light through the selection of art works that Caroline has chosen.” 

The exhibition is at the Towner from November 23 until May 10.

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