Anna Fox

Exhibition for the Arnolfini Bristol: A Picture of Health? Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection

A Picture of Health is a group exhibition of contemporary women photographers from The Hyman Collection who have responded to subjects of health and wellbeing. Featuring autobiographical perspectives to social commentaries on the wider society, A Picture of Health is a timely exhibition as those throughout the world are united by the effects of the current global pandemic.

The exhibition includes work by Heather Agyepong, Sonia Boyce, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Rosy Martin in collaboration with Verity Welstead, Polly Penrose, Jo Spence, and Paloma Tendero.

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2020 Recent Acquisitons

Over the last few months we have sought to support fundraising initiaitives as well as acquire major new works for the collection.

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New Acquisition. Anna Fox boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2

We are delighted to have acquired the two boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2 by Anna Fox, Presenting, respectively, family holidays and adult weekends at a Butlins holiday camp, each box contains 25 works beautifully printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper.

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Loans to the exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Art Gallery.

Claire and James Hyman are delighted to loan Anna Fox's important series of works My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words to the Barbican exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography. 20 Feb - 17 May 2020.

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Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield

We are delighted that the Hepworth Wakefield (Museum of the Year 2017) have curated an exhibition from British photography in the Hyman Collection. "Modern Nature includes around 60 photographs taken since the end of the Second World War, through the beginnings of de-industrialisation, to the present day. It explores the merging of urban and rural landscapes, the rapid expansion of cities and the increasingly intrusive management of the countryside. Rather than present a Romantic dichotomy between the rural and the urban, the exhibition presents a more contemporary sensibility that is frequently situated in the edgelands, the often scruffy margins, in which town blurs countryside."


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Museum Loans - A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now,Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be the largest lender, after the Arts Council of England, to the exhibition A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

The Hyman Collection will be lending seventeen works that include photographs by Keith Arnatt, John Blakemore, The Caravan Gallery, Mark Edwards, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, John Myers, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Puddy Summerfield.

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Anna Fox. The Moon and a Smile

The Hyman Collection is pleased to have acquired three new photographs by Anna Fox made in response to a commission by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea. The Moon and a Smile exhibition was based on the contempoary responses of nine photographers to a period in the 1840s and 1850s, when Swansea was at the centre of early experiments in photography worldwide. In particular, the Dillwyn family circle was prolific in the development of photography, especially Mary Dillwyn and John Dillwyn Llewellyn. Commissioned by Glynn Vivian, the nine international artists created new work for the exhibition, alongside a display of 19th century photography.

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Museum Loans - Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending around twenty works from the collection, including photographs by Anna Fox, Paul Hill, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Homer Sykes, to the following exhibition:

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Creating the Countryside: 1600-2017
18 March - 18 June 2017

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Anna Fox. Cockroach Diairies and other stories

As part of our ongoing commitment to British photography we are delighted to have made one of our biggest acquisitions: the entire Anna Fox exhibition, Cockroach Diaries and Other Stories. Curated by Impressions Gallery, this touring exhibition led to Anna Fox's nomination for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2010 and includes many of her most famous bodies of work. We have also acquired from the photographer the entire framed exhibition set of prints from Anna Fox's Resort exhibition of pictures made at Butlins in Bognor Regis which premiered at Pallant House Gallery in 2012.

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