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Talks, tours & events

Collection Store Tours

26 & 27 July 3-4pm

An opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes, and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved with one of our knowledgeable and friendly members of staff. Available from 3-4pm on alternate weekends.  More details »

Collection Store Tours

9 August 1-2pm, 10, 23 & 24 August 3-4pm

Join a tour and learn all about how the thousands of artworks in our collection are stored and conserved with one of our knowledgeable and friendly members of staff. More details »

Alan Powers talk: Sussex Connections

Saturday 9 August 3pm

In Sussex Connections: Peggy Angus and Serge Chermayeff in the 1930s, Alan Powers will investigate the interwoven networks of artists and architects during the years Peggy Angus was based in Furlongs on the South Downs. More details »

Chloe Cheese Monoprint Workshop

Saturday 16 August 10am-4pm

Discover the enjoyable and surprising process of monoprinting with artist and printmaker Chloe Cheese RCA, inspired by the creativity of Peggy Angus and her contemporaries. Presented by Emma Mason Gallery in partnership with Towner. More details »

Peggy Angus Curator’s Talk

Thursday 14 August 12.30pm (free)

Collection curator Sara Cooper takes you behind the scenes of this fascinating exhibition. More details »

East Sussex Open 2014 Curator’s talk

Thursday 21 August 5pm (free)

Exhibitions Curator Sanna Moore leads a walk and talk to give an insight into the process of selecting and curating an open submission exhibition, higlighting the variety of artists and makers throughout the East Sussex region. More details »

Blue Monkey Towner Tour

Thursday 21 August 6pm

Explore Towner with artists from Blue Monkey Network. Artworks will be highlighted & discussed within the two exhibitions Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury & Ravilious to the present day & Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter.  More details »

Art Party

Thursday 21 August 8pm

Be part of a UK-wide network of galleries, artists' studios and independent cinemas for a simultaneous first screening of Art Party, a new collaborative film by Tim Newton and Bob and Roberta Smith More details »

Elizabeth Harbour Print Workshop

Saturday 19 July & Saturday 30 August 10am-4pm

Take part in this block printing workshop, inspired by the spirit of Peggy Angus and her contemporaries, to create your own beautiful decorative papers and printed textiles with artist and printmaker Elizabeth Harbour MA RCA. Presented by Emma Mason Gallery in partnership with Towner. 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 »

Open Ended

Tuesday 5 Aug, 2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec 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 »

Charles Shearer Collograph Printing Workshop

Sunday 7 September 10am-4pm

Get inspired by the work of Peggy Angus and explore the many possibilites of print in this collograph printing workshop with Charles Shearer RCA. Presented by Emma Mason Gallery in partnership with Towner. More details »

Women in Print: Print as an agent of change 1920-1960

Saturday 13 September 10-4.30pm

Towner is collaborating with Manchester School of Art to present a Women in Print symposium. Illustrated talks by academics and practitioners will evaluate the achievements of mid-century women designers and writers who deserve to be better known. More details »

Peggy Angus Walk

Sunday 14 September 10am-3pm

Towner presents this Peggy Angus Walk in collaboration with Charleston to learn of the landscape that so inspired Peggy Angus and the community of artists that she created. Penny Fewster and Peggy's ex-student, biographer and artist Carolyn Trant will lead this inspiring walk to share their knowledge of Peggy and her bold design work. More details »