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United Visual Artists

18 April - 22 June (free)

A fascination with the physical presence of light is embedded in UVA’s work and they have explored different ways of creating a structure from light. The series Vanishing Point employs perspective as both a tool and visual outcome to reshape, redefine and represent a space. Read more »

Near Dark

8 February - 4 May 2014 (free)

Explore the space between night and day, between the dog and the wolf, in a display curated by the artist/film maker John Skoog in collaboration with Bjarke Hvass Kure. Drawing from the time when night approaches as surely as sleep, when street lamps are lit and every being becomes his own shadow. Read more »

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Ravilious revealed: a series of talks

A series of talk about Eric Ravilious from three experts: James Russell on Saturday 15 March, Richard Knott on Saturday 5 April and Dr Roy Brigden on Saturday 26 April. More details »

Open Ended

Tuesday 6 May 2014

An exploration of our collection for people with memory problems and their carers – developed by Towner and Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. More details »

Fabulous Festival Flyer Swap

Wednesday 16 April 2014

We hope you can join us and get your Eastbourne Festival 2014 off to a flying start at our 2nd annual FABULOUS FESTIVAL FLYER SWAP and networking event just a few days before Eastbourne Festival 2014 begins. More details »

Who's Who?

Thursday 29 May 2014 6 - 8pm

Connect with the organisers behind artist projects in Sussex- Teri Sayers-Cooper, Director of Creative Force and Clare Halstead, Learning and Outreach Manager of Towner. Hear about their roles within their organisations, their plans for the future and ways in which they work with artists and communities. More details »

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Featured Exhibition

United Visual Artists

United Visual Artists: Vanishing Point
18 April – 22 June 2014

Upcoming Events


Near Dark: A Social Dreaming Experience

19 April 2014 10am – 2pm

Inspired by John Skoog’s curation of Near Dark and organised by Psychotherapy Sussex, Angela Eden will host a Social Dreaming Matrix exploring imagination, dreams and images.  More details »

Accessibilty Update:

Our lift is currently out of order until 5.30pm today. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.