A Green and Pleasant Land

30 September, 2017 - 21 January, 2018

This major survey exhibition focuses on artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape and its relationship to identity, place and time. Exploring how artists interpret urban and rural landscape through the lens of their own cultural, political or spiritual ideologies, the exhibition reveals the inherent tensions between landscape represented as a transcendental or spiritual place, and one rooted in social and political histories.


Jessica Warboys ECHOGAP

21 October, 2017 - 4 February, 2018

Jessica Warboys’ large scale Sea Painting, commissioned for Towner Art Gallery, acts as a vista within which she re-orientates new and existing works, including film and sculpture from 2012 – 2017. Sea Painting, Birling Gap, 2017, was made on the shoreline of an enclosed beach set below white chalk cliffs near Eastbourne.


Andrew Kötting: Who You Walk With Alters What You See

4 November, 2017 - 31 December, 2017

An exhibition based on three psychogeographical journey-works, made in collaboration with Iain Sinclair, featuring pinhole photographs (Anonymous Bosch), artefacts, paintings (Eden Kötting) and film installations.


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Haroon Mirza Curates the Arts Council Collection

20 January, 2018 - 15 April, 2018

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition Haroon Mirza is an artist working with video, sculpture, light and sound to create large scale installations and assemblages that […]


Natural Selection

2 February, 2018 - 22 April, 2018

An exhibition of new work created by emerging British artist Andy Holden and his father Peter Holden, one of the UK’s leading ornithologists. From the building of […]


At Altitude

28 April, 2018 - 15 July, 2018

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition This exhibition will explore how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated […]



Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

This major touring exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death. It explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.


Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always

Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always brings together a range of artworks that explores how popular culture, and its vast compendium of imagery, words and materials has influenced recent contemporary art. With a focus on the provocative, liberating and seductive power of music and film, the exhibition considers how popular culture has continued to be a source of inspiration for artists, while also reflecting on a diverse range of themes from subculture, fandom and marginal communities, to individual, collective and national identities.


Sussex Open 2017

Towner is delighted to announce that our annual Open exhibition will be re-launched in 2017 as Sussex Open with artists from both East and West Sussex invited to participate.

Sussex Open 2017 will bring together emerging and established artists from across Sussex, offering artists and gallery visitors a unique opportunity to present and view works by artists at every level of their career.


The 2017 Jarman Award Touring Programme

The 10th anniversary edition of the Jarman Award celebrates an eclectic group of artists who resist being placed in a singular, defining box. Their practices are as diverse as the field of moving image itself. Each speaks with their own voice from their own place with their own visual style.