Eric Ravilious, Train Landscape, 1940

Ravilious Room

11 September, 2015 - 26 January, 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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Julian Germain, Future is Ours, Classroom Portraits, 2004-2015. Ruei Fang Junior High School Kindergarden, Ruei Fang Township, Taiwan. Kindergarden, Art. September 15th, 2009.

Film London Jarman Award Touring Programme 2015

5 November, 2015 - 8 November, 2015

See a diverse and thought-provoking programme of artists’ moving image and hear from one of the six shortlisted artists for this year’s Jarman Award: Adam Chodzko, Seamus […]


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 […]



William Gear, Composition Blue Centre, 1949

East Sussex Open 2015

11 July, 2015 - 20 September, 2015

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


A Radical View: William Gear as Curator 1958–64

9 May, 2015 - 31 August, 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 […]


Richard Billingham: Panoramic

25 April, 2015 - 28 June, 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 […]