** Please note: the Ravilious Room will be closed from 26 June – 8 July inclusive as we change the Ravilious display and install our next exhibition David Bomberg: A Sense of Place – reopening on Saturday 9 July. **
Towner holds one of the largest public collections of works by Sussex artist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942). Our permanent Ravilious Room is a dedicated space to admire a selection of his finest watercolours, prints and ceramics, explore our comprehensive archive and browse books on the artist.
To accompany David Bomberg: A Sense of Place, the latest display concentrates on the surroundings of Ravilious’ homes in Sussex, Essex and London. With scenes of the Thames at Hammersmith, the settings of Great Bardfield and Castle Hedingham and views across the South Downs, visitors can take in Ravilious’ own sense of place.
The room features specially commissioned cabinets to view and enjoy the Ravilious archive. Copies of the wide range of Ravilious books will also be available for you to read.
** Advance notice of future closures: The Ravilious Room will also be closed from 12 – 23 September inclusive while we change displays and install the next exhibition Towards Night, in the First Floor Gallery. **
Supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle
Eastbourne Arts Circle Talks
These popular talks look at the lives and work of great painters through the ages. For dates, please see their website: eastbourneartscircle.org.uk/
1/2 Eric Ravilious, Cuckmere Haven, 1939. Towner Collection.
2/2 Eric Ravilious, Barrage Balloon, 1940. Towner Collection.