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Recording Britain; Grainfoot Farm, Derwentdale
Rowntree, Kenneth
Watercolour painting on paper

Recording Britain

5 February, 2016 - 26 June, 2016

At the outbreak of the Second World War an ambitious scheme was set up to employ artists on the home front to record the changing landscape of […]


Ravilious Room

5 February, 2016 - 26 June, 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.


Walking The Line
Annual Schools Exhibition 2016

24 March, 2016 - 5 June, 2016

Our Annual Schools Exhibition emerged from dialogue with teachers six years ago and has grown into one of the largest professional exhibitions of school age students’ work […]


Melanie Manchot
People Places Propositions

16 April, 2016 - 10 July, 2016

Towner presents the first major exhibition of new and recent work by London-based photographer, video and installation artist Melanie Manchot. People, Places, Propositions is the most significant […]


Upcoming VIEW ALL

David Bomberg, Valley of La Hermida Picos de Europa, Asturias, Spain, 1935. Image courtesy Museums Sheffield

David Bomberg: A Sense of Place

9 July, 2016 - 11 September, 2016

David Bomberg (1890-1957) is now recognised as one of the most exceptional and original artists of his generation, but he died in 1957 in near obscurity. A […]


East Sussex Open 2016

23 July, 2016 - 25 September, 2016

Towner’s Open exhibition brings together the best artists from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove. The East Sussex Open offers a […]



Mohamed Bourouissa, La Reflet

John Napier: Stages, Beyond the Fourth Wall

29 November, 2015 - 31 January, 2016

Multi award-winning set and costume designer John Napier brings theatre and art together in a new exhibition, Stages, Beyond the Fourth Wall. Napier’s innovation and distinctive style is […]