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Talks, tours & events

Aliens in a Landscape: The Bomberg work that never got made

Tue 30 Aug | 2-3pm

Interweaving autobiography, research into the historical background of the works and speculation about an imagined work by Bomberg that never got made, Joseph Schneider will offer a personal reading of Bomberg's works, dwelling on our subjective responses to the image in relation to ideas of landscape, nation, and place


Art Store Tour

Sun 4 Sep | 12-1pm

Guided by our Assistant Curator, Tom Laver, you will learn about curatorial highlights throughout Towner's history.


Open Ended

Tue 6 Sep | 10.00am-12.00pm

Open Ended is a special initiative for people with memory loss problems and their carers. More a conversation through art than a formal tour, each visit provides an opportunity to explore art work from our collection, supported by specially trained gallery staff.


Curator’s Walk & Talk

Thu 8 Sep | 12.30pm

Join Karen Taylor, Curator of David Bomberg: A Sense of Place, for insights into the exhibition.


Film Screening: Ashes of Time

Sun 11 Sep | 2:45pm

The second in our Ashes of Time film series: A complex, sparse and beautiful martial arts epic that explores disillusioned love, swordsmen and the trials and hold of memory.


Curator’s Walk & Talk

Thu 15 Sep | 1pm

Join Brian Cass, our Head of Exhibitions, on an informal tour of Some Are Nights Others Stars and a discussion about the themes in the show.


Perspectives on… Cartoons by John Piper

Sat 17 Sep | 2pm

John Piper's artistic versatility extending across many areas including painting, textile and stage design, photography and printing. Towner holds two of Piper's outsize preparatory designs ('cartoons') for stained glass windows. This is a rare opportunity to view them and learn about their history and recent conservation treatment.


Alternative Viewpoints

Thu 22 Sep | 2pm

Join emerging artists in this year’s East Sussex Open as they discuss how their work sits within the show and the impact of exhibiting on their creative practice.


Coastal Culture Trail Cycle Tour

Sat 24 Sep | 10.00am - 5.00pm

Cycle the Coastal Culture Trail with Sustrans as part of a group. 25 miles of coastline and countryside, this trail takes in the best of the East Sussex coast and 3 award winning galleries. Join us for guided tours of the latest exhibitions at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.


Film Screening: The World

Sun 25 Sep | 2:45pm

The last in our Ashes of Time film series: An allegorical evocation of globalisation, The World is a story of internal and external migrations set in a theme park of the world's most famous monuments.