Towner is the contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission is free.

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Talks, tours & events

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 »

Collection Store Tours

3, 4, 17, 18, 31 May & 1 June 2014

This is a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes, and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved. More details »

Footsteps of Ravilious: A walk through Sussex

Saturday 7 June & Saturday 6 September

On this guided walk led by author and Ravilious expert Andy Friend, you will explore Eric Ravilious’s love of the South Downs, and the landscape and locations that inspired him. More details »

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Families, children & young people

Family Workshop with Andy Willard

5 May 2014 11 - 3pm

Create a surreal city street installation from found and made objects, with the journey along the road to be filmed and displayed in the gallery. More details »

Generate Skills programme

Starts 22 April 2014 1 - 4pm

Young people aged 13-19 years old are welcome to apply for our new youth programme Generate Skills, which starts 22 April 2014 from 1 -4pm. Generate Skills will offer art experiences in installation and sculpture, graffiti and street art, street wear design, photography and film, performance poetry and so much more.  More details »

Light Landscapes workshop with Esther Springett

30 May 2014

Create an imaginary habitable landscape with artist and filmmaker Esther Springett. Using the United Visual Artists: Vanishing Point exhibition as inspiration, this workshop will experiment with photography, projection and animation. More details »

Free family drop-in

Every Saturday and Sunday, and weekdays during school holidays

Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk). Families are encouraged to get creative and make some art of their own, inspired by the exhibitions on show! There is no charge for use of our family drop-in. More details »

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Artist network

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 »

Open Forum: An Artists' Professional Development Day

Saturday 28 June 2014

Blue Monkey Network in partnership with Towner and Matt Roberts Arts presents a day of events to promote artists' professional development. Participate in an artist review session, followed by an evening panel discussion on the commercial arts sector. More details »