Recollect: Responses to Place within the Collection

24 June-27 August 2011

This was a major exhibition within four galleries of the Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2011. Gardner was invited to create a series of new works, which responded to sculpture she selected from the Art Council collection, based at Longsides, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and paintings from the Kirklees collection. The focus for the exhibition addressed ideas of a sense of place and Gardner’s response very much considered West Yorkshire landscapes and the effects of the coal and textile industry in shaping the land. The exhibition included works of Christine Borland, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mariele Neudecker, Graham Sutherland, Richard Wentworth, and Alison Wilding. The central work of the exhibition, Yorkshire Monument, referenced Castle Hill, a major landmark, visible across the region. This work has since been exhibited in the Land2 exhibition Close to Home at East Street Arts, Leeds and the exhibition Monument at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Calais, a European Union funded cross channel exhibition project Monument, organised through SVAC, UEA and Fabrica, Brighton.