Depozitory, 2017

Joanne Hummel-Newell, Adam Gillam, Hermione Allsopp and Laura Hathaway.
Curated by Joanne Hummel-Newell.

IM IN THE GARDEN, an exhibition resulting from Jo Hummel-Newell's 18-month Arts Council funded residency working from an allotment shed on the Isle of Wight.

Having spent time exploring various aspects of the allotment, from planting cycles to characters within the community, Joanne became interested in the plot owners' resourcefulness when using materials. She has taken some of the unique and sometimes eccentric ways of creating structures out of salvaged materials for building sheds, bird scarers, intricate wires, nets and pole systems for supporting plant growth as inspiration for the selection and curation of a series of works by artists exhibited in the gallery alongside her own.

Each exhibiting artist shares a sensibility towards the ways in which materials are sourced, manipulated, combined and displayed as well as their visual appearance and impact.


IM IN THE GARDEN and artist commissions were made possible by Ryde Arts festival, Ryde Town Council and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Photo credits: Julian Winslow

'Moon ate the dark'

Glass, etching ink, pigment, copperplate oil, 2017

Disorder II

'Disorder II', a mobile installation commissioned by Ryde Arts Festival. Created by Laura Hathaway and displayed in the Depozitory grounds throughout the duration of exhibition 'IM IN THE GARDEN' and part of the Ryde Illuminated Carnival.