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Talks, tours & events

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Exhibition

Tue 21 - Sunday 26 October

Towner is pleased to host the annual exhibition of the British Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. The exhibition features work by twenty artists many of whom will be on hand to demonstrate their techniques during the exhibition. On Wednesday 22 October Tom Yendell will introduce some of the paintings  and talk more about the work […] More details »

Talk on Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

Wed 22 October 11am

Towner is hosting an exhibition of paintings by artists from the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) from 21st to 26th October. The MFPA are a cooperative of 800 disabled artists from 80 countries around the world who earn their living by producing artwork, using their mouths or feet to hold their brushes. At this […] More details »

Yoga & Mindfulness Classes with Jane Dancey

Fri 24 October – Fri 28 November 9.15 – 10am

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

Drawn to the Page

Sat 25 October 10am–1pm

Fun and revealing creative writing exercises in prose, poetry or autobiography will get you thinking like the artists and developing your own creative responses to the paintings and drawings on display. More details »

Rhyme and Inspiration: Performance Poetry

Sat 25 October Workshop 3–5pm & Performance 7pm

Learn how to craft your own piece of spoken word, find your voice and perform your lyrics in this workshop with renowned performance poet Dean Atta.  Suitable for all ages – admission £15. Then be inspired and entertained with an evening of performance poetry featuring Dean and local poets.  Admission £3. Urban Ground, Towner’s café, will remain open throughout. This event is […] More details »

Pierdom Artist Talk – Simon Roberts

28 October 12.30-1.30pm

Photographer Simon Roberts will give a talk about his current display Pierdom at Tower, as well as his photographic practice and the work he has made over the past decade exploring idea of the British landscape. More details »

TWIXT TWO WORLDS – An Ambient Evening

Fri 31 October 8pm –11pm

Join us for an alternative Halloween event, inspired by our current exhibition Twixt Two Worlds and curated by artists from Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Collective. More details »

Jarman Award Shortlisted Artist Talk: John Akomfrah

Sun 2 November 2pm

John Akomfrah will be talking about the development of his work and his 2012 film Peripeteia. More details »

Collection Store Tours

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 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 »

Open Ended

Tuesday 4 November 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 »

Artist Talk: Jane & Louise Wilson

Sat 8 November 3pm

Jane & Louise Wilson will discuss their work in Hypnotic Suggestion 505 (1993), included in Twixt Two Worlds. More details »

Double Vertigo

Sun 9 November 11am & 3pm

Spend your day immersed in the atmospheric world of Hitchcock and Gordon with an 11am screening of Hitchcock’s classic film-noir Vertigo, followed by a 3pm screening of Gordon’s Feature Film More details »

Arts Award Surgery

Tue 11 November 2pm-5pm

Do you need some help getting your head around your Arts Award delivery? Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations. Since its launch in 2005, the award has grown quickly and is now flourishing in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, […] More details »

An Evening of Experimental Film

Sat 15 November 7.30pm - 11pm

CINECITY presents a celebration of seminal experimental film to mark the centenary of William Boroughs’s birth. More details »

Twixt Two Worlds – Curator Gaia Tedone Walk & Talk

Tues 18 November 12.30pm

Guest curator Gaia Tedone will talk you through Towner's latest exhibition, Twixt Two Worlds. More details »

Ghost Worlds

Fri 28 November 7pm-10pm

Live lit, author readings, ghost stories, talks and films explore photography, cinema and the uncanny. More details »

Uriel Orlow in Conversation

Sat 29 November 3pm

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 »

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 & 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. Land and Sea in our first floor gallery is a selection of new acquisitions and existing works from Towner’s permanent Collection. The display ties in with Twixt Two Worlds and focuses on […] More details »

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

Sat 13 December 11am-1pm

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.  The Living Exhibit may […] 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 »