Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tours

Sun 11 Jan - Sun 19 Apr | Alternate Sundays 12pm

These hour-long guided tours offer a fascinating and engaging introduction to Towner’s impressive art Collection.


From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012)

Sun 1 Feb | 3pm

Penny Woolcock’s award-winning documentary celebrates a century of life on the British coastline, joined by a powerful soundtrack by British Sea Power


Open Ended

Tue 3 Feb - Tue 3 Mar | 10am - 12pm

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


Drawn to the Page

Sat 7 Feb | 10am-1pm

Explore Towner’s contemporary exhibition with writer and artist Wendy Ann Greenhalgh as your guide. Fun and revealing creative writing exercises in prose, poetry or autobiography will get […]


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Families, children & young people

Tiny Towner

Tue 6 Jan - Tue 5 May | 11am - 1pm

Tiny Towner is a free drop-in for under 5s held every week. Bring your little artists to play & get creative with our new art resources.


Half-term Screening: Ponyo (2008)

Wed 18 Feb | 11am

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Japanese animation Ponyo tells the fantastical story of a young and eager goldfish and her quest to become a human.


Wave Forms

Thu 19 Feb | 2-4pm

Using John Virtue’s exhibition as inspiration, we will explore drawing and 3D model-making that capture the sea’s power, movement, shapes and rhythm.


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Artist network

Contemporary art: history and ideas

Sat 14 Mar - Sun 22 Mar | 10.40am-4.40pm

Join Dr Emilia Terracciano as she takes you on a journey that will deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual culture.