Anya Gallaccio, dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light, 2018

Anya Gallaccio
dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light, 2018

5 may - 4 November 2018

Lindisfarne Castle, 
Holy Island, Berwick upon Tweed,
Northumberland TD15 2SH

Lindisfarne Castle is a former Tudor fort, later redesigned by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th century into a holiday home for the founder of Country Life magazine, Edward Hudson, complete with waled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. During 2017 and early 2018 it has undergone an extensive period of conservation. Anya Gallaccio's seven-month installation inhabits the castle prior to the furniture being returned.

Anya says, 'Lindisfarne is a very special place. It's a place I have always been really intrigued by. It's an amazing opportunity. How often to you get free rein of a castle? The opportunity to inhabit it briefly is not one to turn down.'

Taking inspiration from the castle and the gardens, Anya Gallaccio has created an installation using a combination of organic dyed blankets and geometric oak sculptures. The installation suggests both a house shut up and protected for winter and the transition the house has just been through during the conservation period. The colour range of the blankets is formed from plants and flowers native to the garden and proposes life returning to the castle.

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dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light