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Eric Ravilious, Dolly Engine (1934),

Ravilious Room

January 18, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Our new permanent Ravilious room is a dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious’ finest watercolours, explore our unique archive and browse books on the artist. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex, the South Downs, and surrounding areas. Supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle.

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Richard Billingham: Panoramic

April 25, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Capturing the British countryside, from the South Downs to the Norfolk Fen and Constable’s Country in the East of England, Richard Bilingham’s photographs expose the rich textures […]

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A Radical View: William Gear as Curator 1958–64

May 9, 2015 - August 31, 2015

The abstract painter William Gear (1915–1997) was Towner’s curator from 1958 until 1964. During this time, he added to the diversity and modernity of the permanent Collection with his […]

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East Sussex Open 2014

East Sussex Open 2015

July 11, 2015 - September 20, 2015

East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.

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John Piper (1903-1992), Newhaven, The Castle, 1936. Ink and oil with collage. Towner.

Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015

Towner: 27 March–31 May 2015, Flora Twort Gallery: 24 March–19 April 2015, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery: 23 May–19 September 2015

The South East’s most popular annual exhibition of art work created by schoolchildren returns to Towner and now also into two new partner sites: Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex and the Flora Twort Gallery Petersfield, Hampshire.

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Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back

Preview 6 February 6.30-8.30pm, 7 February – 26 April 2015

UK-based Israeli artist Ori Gersht will be showing two major moving image works Evaders (2009, from the Towner Collection) and The Forest, (2005) alongside a series of large scale photographs.

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John Virtue: The Sea

17 January – 12 April 2015

In a striking departure from the huge paintings of London which formed the subject matter of his highly acclaimed exhibition at the National Gallery as Associate Artist in 2005, these new paintings take the vast, dark expanse of the North Sea as a central theme.

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Twixt Two Worlds

11 October 2014 - 4 January 2015 (free)

Twixt Two Worlds explores the transition between still and moving image across photography, magic lantern slides and cinema, with a collection of early cinema apparatus and ephemera alongside moving image works by contemporary artists such as Douglas Gordon, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Jane & Louise Wilson. Curated by Gaia Tedone in partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove and Whitechapel Gallery.

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