Upcoming exhibitions

London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection

16 January, 2019 - 20 January, 2019

Towner has been chosen as the Museum Partner for the 2019 edition of the London Art Fair, which takes place from 16 to 20 January. Towner will be presenting The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.

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Figure Study II: Joe Hill curates from Towner’s Collection

26 January, 2019 - 28 April, 2019

Our new Director Joe Hill curates a personal response to Towner’s renowned collection. His diverse selection spans a period of one hundred years and rather than presenting a themed selection, Joe aims to examine how the selection process itself can further an individual’s understanding of place, perception and aspiration through its collections.

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Evan Roth: Red Lines

26 January, 2019 - 28 April, 2019

A network of mesmerising video landscapes is streamed free to your home or workplace in this pioneering new project by artist Evan Roth. Roth has travelled to coastal sites around the world where the cables that make the internet possible emerge from the sea. Filmed in infrared, the same spectrum in which data is transmitted online, the videos reveal another side of the internet, one that moves at the speed of weather, wind, and tide.

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The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection

17 February, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Anne Hardy’s work derives from places she calls ‘pockets of wild space’ – gaps in the urban space where materials, atmospheres, and emotions gather – using what she finds there to manifest sensory and unstable installation works that fully immerse you. Hardy brings this approach to her selection for Towner, envisioning the gallery space as a shifting impermanent landscape, a meditative environment shaped by local weather data, which has been translated into gently fluctuating light.

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Carey Young: Palais de Justice

17 February, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Towner presents the first UK exhibition of Carey Young’s Palais de Justice (2017) which was filmed surreptitiously at the Palais de Justice in Brussels, an enormous and ornate 19th Century courthouse designed to depict law in terms of the sublime. Contradicting the familiar patriarchal culture of law, Young’s camera depicts female judges and lawyers at court. Sitting at trial, directing proceedings or delivering judgments, female judges are seen through a series of circular windows in courtroom doors.

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Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library

28 January, 2019 - 28 April, 2019

The Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library, supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle, is a new dedicated space presenting changing exhibitions of works by Eric Ravilious selected from Towner’s extensive collection of his work.

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Draw Me In

5 April, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Our Annual Schools Exhibition is back – this time open to all local groups of children and young people in or out of school, from 0 to 21 years old. Led by a steering group of teachers and artists, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design the new format. With the renewed emphasis on drawing in the art curriculum, we’re exploring different ways to understand what drawing is, what it can do, and putting children at the centre of our work.

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Brewers Towner Commission

1 May, 2019 - 1 November, 2019

The Brewers Towner Commission is a painted commission that will encompass all rendered facades of the award-winning building, which was designed by Rick Mather Architects. This exciting public artwork will be made possible with the support of Brewers Decorator Centres, with the company aiming to spark conversation and support artistic practice in Eastbourne, where the company is based, and beyond.

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