Upcoming exhibitions

Sussex Open 2018 + Sussex Open Commission Award

21 July, 2018 - 30 September, 2018

Towner’s Sussex Open exhibition brings together the best artists from across East and West Sussex, offering a unique opportunity to view works by artists at every level of their career, from new talent to established figures. This year we'll be running a new initiative - the Sussex Open Commission Award - alongside the Sussex Open exhibition.

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Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere

25 May, 2018 - 16 September, 2018

2018 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Stott (1855-1918), an artist described as 'the poet-painter of the twilight'. To mark this occasion and celebrate his work, Towner is presenting a long overdue exhibition of paintings from across Stott’s lengthy career. The exhibition, which brings together a large body of Stott’s paintings for the first time in over 40 years, includes a number of works from Towner’s own permanent collection, as well as a selection of loans from national institutions including The Royal Academy,  Manchester Art Gallery, Touchstones in Rochdale, and The National Trust.

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At Altitude

2 June, 2018 - 30 September, 2018

This exhibition will explore how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated perspectives on the world that were unknown to earlier generations. Ranging from early aviation to drone surveillance the exhibition will chart these changing perspectives, illustrating how perception has shifted from when aerial images were rare and exhilarating, to the all-enveloping, but strangely flattening vantage point of Google Earth and satellite technologies that grant access to places and information one is not usually afforded.

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Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best

2 June, 2018 - 30 September, 2018

5000 Feet is the Best (2011) is a film about drone warfare and the pilots who operate these machines. Based on a series of interviews the artist […]

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