January 17, 2015 - April 12, 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.
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.
February 7, 2015 - April 26, 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.
March 27, 2015 - May 31, 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.
July 11, 2015 - September 20, 2015
Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
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.
Sun 30 November - Fri 12 December
Inspired by the Towner Collection, Generate’s participants participants each selected an artwork that motivated them.
12 July - 21 September 2014 (ticketed)
In this large-scale exhibition, Towner will bring together the wide range of work by the influential and inspirational artist and designer Peggy Angus. The exhibition will include her early illustrations, portraits and landscape paintings, and her Modernist design work with wallpapers and tiles.
Sat 20–Sun 28 September
Digital resources created by children and young people working with specialists from Eastbourne’s Tech Resort CIC are on show at Towner.