Towner is the contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission is free.

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Past exhibitions

John Skoog: Redoubt

25 January - 6 April 2014 (free)

John Skoog works with film and video. He follows in the tradition of Scandinavian film through the use of stark landscapes and slow-pacing. The poetic use of the Swedish landscape and powerful studies of character and emotion evoke memories of film works by cinema greats such as Victor Sjostrom and Mauritz Stiller. Read more »

The Big Art Secret 2 exhibition

8 March - 23 March 2014 (free)

Towner and St Wilfrid's Hospice staged The Big Art Secret 2, a fundraising effort to support the local hospice and Towner. Postcard-sized art was exhibited at Towner for online auction until Sunday 23 March.  Read more »

Wonderland

2 November 2013 - 26 January 2014 (free)

Inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s exhibition in the Exhibition Gallery, this display drew on works in the collection that explore themes of space and architecture. Many of the pieces contain elements of surprise or subversion within them, or explore the way in which people try to control and simplify natural and physical environments. The display included Ceal Floyer’s Door, 1995, Derek Boshier’s Vista City, 1964, and Test of Courage, 2000 by Rut Blees Luxemburg. Read more »

Chiharu Shiota: Other Side

11 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 (free)

Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist best known for creating monumental yet delicate environments. Towner commissioned Shiota to create an ambitious, immersive installation to pervade our entire gallery space. Visitors were able to walk around the installation and inside it, entering a dense other-wordly woven labyrinth... Read more »

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