Past exhibitions

United Visual Artists

18 April - 22 June 2014 (free)

A fascination with the physical presence of light is embedded in UVA’s work and they have explored different ways of creating a structure from light. The series Vanishing Point employs perspective as both a tool and visual outcome to reshape, redefine and represent a space.

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Annual Schools Exhibition: Our South Downs

3 May - 8 June 2014 (free)

This year's Annual Schools Exhibition was the largest yet thanks to a partnership with the South Downs National Park and Learning Through Landscapes. Schools across Hampshire, West and East Sussex engaged in unique cultural and outdoor learning opportunities, leading to this exhibition inspired by Towner's permanent collection and our unique local landscape.

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Near Dark

8 February - 4 May 2014 (free)

Explore the space between night and day, between the dog and the wolf, in a display curated by the artist/film maker John Skoog in collaboration with Bjarke Hvass Kure. Drawing from the time when night approaches as surely as sleep, when street lamps are lit and every being becomes his own shadow.

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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.

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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.

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Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back

Preview 6 February 6.30-8.30pm, 7 February – 26 April 2015

UK-based Israeli artist Ori Gersht will be showing two major moving image works Evaders (2009, from the Towner Collection) and The Forest, (2005) alongside a series of large scale photographs.

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Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015

Towner: 27 March–31 May 2015, Flora Twort Gallery: 24 March–19 April 2015, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery: 23 May–19 September 2015

The South East’s most popular annual exhibition of art work created by schoolchildren returns to Towner and now also into two new partner sites: Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex and the Flora Twort Gallery Petersfield, Hampshire.

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Tight Modern

20 September – 5 October (free)

Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.

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2014 Jarman Award

11 October - 2 November (free)

A selection of single screen film works by the 10 artists shortlisted for this year's prestigious Jarman Award.

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East Sussex Open 2014

4 July - 14 September (free)

The return of our popular open exhibition showcasing the exceptional breadth of artistic talent on our doorstep. This exhibition showcases the best of artists and makers from across the East Sussex region - from Rye to Brighton and Hove.

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