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Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

27 May, 2017 - 17 September, 2017

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.

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Becky Beasley OUS

29 April, 2017 - 9 July, 2017

Across six room installations, Ous will explore Beasley’s ongoing interest in specific qualities raised by Ravilious’ practice: space, flatness, light, abstraction and nature, as well as his creative friendships. Through the filter of the artist’s deep engagement with the histories and possibilities of photography, the exhibition reflects by turns on themes of gardens, interiors, weather, mourning and human encounter.

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Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always

22 July, 2017 - 8 October, 2017

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always brings together a range of artworks that explores how popular culture, and its vast compendium […]

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Sussex Open 2017

22 July, 2017 - 1 October, 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.

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A Certain Kind Of Light

A Certain Kind Of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect over six decades. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time.

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The Museum of Art

Inspired by the eclectic collections amassed by 19th century collectors, The Museum of Art uses works from the Towner Collection to playfully reflect the mood and character of a Victorian museum. This display will include the Towner Bequest and works by Henry Moore, Victor Pasmore and Christopher Wood.

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One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People

This exhibition explores the everyday theatricality of the body. The artists in this exhibition approach figuration in very different ways and the people they depict are both imaginary characters and real people.

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Towards Night

Towards Night juxtaposes key paintings and prints by Constable, Friedrich, Munch, Nolde, Palmer and Turner, some of the best known visionaries of the Romantic tradition with contemporary artists who work with the transformative aspects of nightfall to convey emotional responses of awe, anxiety and solitude, love and loss, revelry, insomnia, and journey’s end.

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