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Talks, tours & events

Ghost Worlds

Fri 28 November 7pm-10pm

An all-ages Latin DJ party, ghost stories, workshops, talks and films explore photography, cinema and the uncanny across 2 floors at Towner. With a nod to Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, the night will also bring to life ghost worlds through arts & craft, face painting and decor. More details »

Uriel Orlow in Conversation with Chris Fite-Wassilak

Sat 29 November 3pm (free)

Swiss artist Uriel Orlow will be talking about his 2010 work The Short and the Long of It, which is now part of the Towner Collection, as well as his art practice. More details »

Open Ended

Tuesday 2 December 10am-12pm

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

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November 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 »

Frames of Mind Exhibition

Tues 2 - Sun 14 December

Frames of Mind, presented by The Craftimation Factory  and Recovery Partners, features an array of mixed media work created by adults with mental health issues, who were encouraged to “show the world inside your head”. The exhibition will  include life-sized knitted puppets, UV-lit sets and knitted circuitry. A parallel programme of free workshops will complement the […] More details »

After Hours Christmas Shopping Event

Tue 2 December 6pm - 9pm

Escape the traffic and the queues and head to Towner for a special after hours Christmas shopping event. More details »

Susan Hiller Artist Talk

Sat 6 December 3pm

Susan Hiller’s ground-breaking installations, multiscreen videos and audio works have achieved international recognition and she is widely acknowledged to be one of the most influential artists of her generation. More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Knitted Puppets & Stop Motion Animation

Sat 6 December 11am-1pm

This drop-in workshop is suitable for age 3+ The Frames of Mind exhibition will feature life-sized knitted puppets, UV-lit sets and knitted circuitry, created by adults with mental health issues, who were encouraged to ‘show the world inside their head’. The project seeks to shatter the myth that everyone with a mental health issues is ‘weird’ and invites views to take a […] More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Knitted Puppets & Stop Motion Animation

Sun 7 December 2pm-4pm

This drop-in workshop is suitable for age 3+ The Frames of Mind exhibition will feature life-sized knitted puppets, UV-lit sets and knitted circuitry, created by adults with mental health issues, who were encouraged to ‘show the world inside their head’. The project seeks to shatter the myth that everyone with a mental health issues is ‘weird’ and invites views to take a fresh […] More details »

Christmas Print-Making Workshop with Elizabeth Harbour

Sun 7 December 10am - 4 pm

We are pleased to present a lino cut printmaking workshop to create printed wrapping papers, cards, ribbons and more. A full day of printmaking where everyone will have their own hand printed gifts to take away for Christmas. £50 /£37.50 Towner members BOOK NOW In Partnership with Emma Mason Gallery More details »

Land and Sea – Curator Sara Cooper Walk & Talk

Thu 11 December 12.30pm

  Head of Collections Sara Cooper will talk you through Land & Sea, a selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display ties in with Twixt Two Worlds and focuses on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes. This display will include the first showing of […] More details »

Yoga & Mindfulness Classes with Jane Dancey

Fri 12 December - Friday 30 January 9.15 – 10am

A unique opportunity to practice yoga in the calm and contemporary setting of Towner Art Gallery. More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Build a Puppet from Aluminium Wire & Balsa Wood

Sat 13 December 11am-1pm

Recovery Partners, a peer-led mental health organisation, will run a ‘Living Exhibit’ during each session in one half of the room. This will be a live conversation between two people who have experienced mental health issues where the public are invited to ask them questions.  The Living Exhibit may not be suitable for young children. Children need to be accompanied by […] More details »

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sat 13 December 10am-12pm

Spend a relaxing and inspiring morning at Towner making your own bespoke Christmas wreath. More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: UV Animation

Sun 14 December 2pm-4pm

Led by guest animator Lee Shearman. Limited spaces – please book in advance. Suitable for age 7+ Recovery Partners, a peer-led mental health organisation, will run a ‘Living Exhibit’ during each session in one half of the room. This will be a live conversation between two people who have experienced mental health issues where the public are invited to ask them questions. […] More details »

Contemporary art: history and ideas

Sundays 8, 15 & 22 March 2015 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. Over three days, this course will provide an overview of postmodern art in its historical and cultural context. More details »