Talks, tours & events

Collection Care
fully booked

Tue 28 Mar | 2-3pm

Join Conservator Corinne Farmer for a practical introduction to the care and preservation of objects including: Handling techniques Identification of base material or support How to decide […]


Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 1 Apr | 3-5pm

Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.


Alternative Viewpoints with Monday Butoh Group

Sat 1 Apr | 4-4.30pm

Dance Collective, Monday Butoh Group will travel through A Certain Kind of Light for a gallery experience with a difference. Move with the group on a journey through the exhibition, follow their lead and explore how the body responds to light and space.


Art Store Tour

Sun 2 Apr | 12-1pm

Guided by one of our knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of Towner’s impressive art collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.


Open Ended
fully booked

Tue 4 Apr | 10.00am - 12.00pm

A monthly exploration of our collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.


Colour Forms with artist Hermione Allsopp

Fri 7 Apr | 11am - 3pm (Drop-in)

Join artist Hermione Allsopp to create a collaborative sculpture in response to A Certain Kind of Light. Looking especially at Peter Lanyon’s piece Colour Construction we will develop geometric stained glass prisms to fill the room with a different kind of light. Suitable for adults, young people and families with children of all ages.


Ann Wroe: Six Facets of Light

Sat 8 Apr | 2pm

Six Facets of Light interweaves a walker’s experiences of light in nature with the observations, jottings and thoughts of a dozen writers, painters, and some scientists, who have wrestled to define and understand light. From Ravilious to Dante, Hopkins to Turner, Coleridge to Whitman, Fra Angelico to Newton, the mystery of light is teased out and pondered on.


Perspectives on…The Berwick Murals

Sun 9 Apr | 2pm

A rare chance to view our collection of sketches produced by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell in preparation for their murals in Berwick Church. Your guide, Terry Henson, will invite you to view these delicate works on paper and explore the context and creative process behind the mural commission.


Collector’s Corner with Paul Young

Fri 14 Apr | 2-3pm

Paul Young has a collection of well over 200 items of toys and memorabilia related to classic children's television, from vintage Muffin the Mule, Sooty and Sweep puppets to Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds, Wallace & Gromit and even some original animation cels from The Pink Panther and Count Duckula.


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