Towner is the contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission is free.

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Talks, tours & events

Family Workshop with Andy Willard

Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 11 - 3pm

Create a surreal city street installation from found and made objects, with the journey along the road to be filmed and displayed in the gallery. More details »

Ravilious revealed: a series of talks

A series of talk about Eric Ravilious from three experts: James Russell on Saturday 15 March, Richard Knott on Saturday 5 April and Dr Roy Brigden on Saturday 26 April. More details »

Open Ended

Tuesday 6 May 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 »

Collection Store Tours

3, 4, 17, 18, 31 May & 1 June 2014

This is a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes, and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved. 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 »

Designing the Everyday Curator’s talk with Nathaniel Hepburn

Thursday 12 June, 12.30pm

Join us on a special talk about Designing the Everyday exhibition with Curator Nathaniel Hepburn.  In 1934, Harrods hosted an exhibition called Modern Art for the Table featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant. Yet the display was not of their paintings but tea services, vases and […] More details »

Designing the Everyday talk with St Jude’s artists

Saturday 17 May, 11am

Join St Jude's artists on a special talk about Designing the Everyday exhibition.  More details »

Curator’s talk: Vanishing Point

Thursday 1 May, 2014, 12.30pm (free)

United Visual Artists' Vanishing Point is an innovative immersive exhibition which employs light and perspective to reshape, redefine and represent a space. Exhibitions curator Sanna Moore will lead a talk on the exhibition giving an insight into the development of the project. More details »

Collection Store Tours

3, 4, 17, 18 May 2014 3-4pm

This is a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes, and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved. More details »

Exploring Materials at Towner

Tuesday 20 May - Tuesday 17 June (inclusive)

Led by Sheila Hay, students will investigate a selection of works from the collection to learn in detail about materials and techniques.  More details »

Light Landscapes workshop with Esther Springett

30 May 2014

Create an imaginary habitable landscape with artist and filmmaker Esther Springett. Using the United Visual Artists: Vanishing Point exhibition as inspiration, this workshop will experiment with photography, projection and animation. More details »

Artists talk: United Visual Artists

Saturday 5 June 2014 3pm

United Visual Artists is a London based art practice that combines a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, live performance, and architecture. The studio has an open approach to collaboration, uniting diverse skills to continuously evolve new technologies and materials, which in turn suggest new artistic directions. UVA will give a talk about their […] More details »

Collection Store Tours

31 May & 1 June 2014 3-4pm

This is a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes, and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved. More details »

Open Forum: An Artists’ Professional Development Day

Saturday 28 June 2014

Blue Monkey Network in partnership with Towner and Matt Roberts Arts presents a day of events to promote artists' professional development. Participate in an artist review session, followed by an evening panel discussion on the commercial arts sector. More details »