Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tour

Sun 24 Jan - Sun 17 Apr | 12pm-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 […]


Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera

Fri 12 Feb - Sun 6 Mar |

Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera features over fifty photographs, either taken by Sellers himself or relating to his career, recording some of the most famous faces of […]


Bank Vault Workshop

Fri 19 Feb | 1pm-4pm

Create a vending machine style art installation for Towner’s welcome area. See the installation in action below. Inspired by Meschac Gaba’s Brazillian Bank in Art from Elsewhere and […]


Collecting for the Future

Thu 25 Feb | 1pm

Sara Cooper, Head of Collections, and Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions will give a talk about Towner’s Collection and our contemporary acquisitions policy, focusing on themes connected […]



Thu 25 Feb - Thu 28 Apr | 2pm

Join a member of the Towner team on the last Thursday of the month for an informal discussion focusing on a particular work in the exhibition.


Perspectives on…Works in Preparation

Sat 27 Feb | 2pm

Towner’s collection includes several preparatory works on paper by artists who used them as drafts to plan their final pieces, demonstrating and detailing their thought and planning […]


Open Ended

Tue 1 Mar - Tue 5 Apr | 10am-12pm

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 […]


Hands-On Conservation Workshop

Fri 4 Mar | 1pm - 4:30pm

This practical, hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to work with Towner’s conservator Corinne Farmer. The workshop will include a broad introduction to conservation practice including demonstrations […]


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